Zion National Park stops issuing permits for top-down Narrows hike

Zion National Park. Photo: Wikipedia

SPRINGDALE, Utah, Sept. 26, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Zion National Park has stopped issuing wilderness permits to hike the popular Narrows from north to south, or top-down, officials said.

This includes the 16-mile one-way day hike and all overnight use, the National Park Service said in a news release.

The route from the Chamberlain Ranch Trailhead to the park boundary crosses private land and the landowner has recently closed it to public access, officials said. “Private Property, No Trespassing” signs have been posted.

Day hiking from the Temple of Sinawava at the end of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, accessible by park shuttle, is open to hiking north to Big Spring within the Narrows, the news release said. Upstream travel from Big Spring is not allowed.

Zion National Park hopes to work with the landowner to resolve this situation.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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