The Narrows can be closed due to high water, flash floods, or debris flows. Check the park website or visitor center for the latest updates.
You can hike The Narrows from the bottom up or the top down. The bottom-up hike does not require a permit, but you can only go as far as Big Spring.
The water temperature can be cold, especially in spring and fall. Wear synthetic or wool layers, a hat, and gloves. Avoid cotton, which can make you colder.
You will need a dry bag or backpack to keep your essentials dry. You may also want to rent or bring a walking stick, neoprene socks, and water shoes.
The Narrows is a fragile and beautiful place. Don’t litter, carve, or graffiti on the rocks.
The Narrows can be challenging and exhausting. Know your physical abilities and limitations. Don’t push yourself too hard or too far.
Hypothermia and dehydration are common hazards in The Narrows. Hypothermia occurs when your body temperature drops below normal.
The Narrows is a remote and unpredictable place. You may not have cell phone service or access to help.
The Narrows is a natural wonder and a national treasure. Help preserve it for future generations by following the Leave No Trace principles.
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