In the winter of 1996, we visited Zion National Park for the first time. Standing at the end of the Riverside Walk, we peered up into the Zion Narrows, deeply intrigued by the beauty and mystery of the canyon. Held off by the cold February water, we drove back to Springdale to rent gear for the hike upstream. To our surprise, nobody in town offered cold-weather hiking equipment for the Narrows. "It's too cold right now," they said, "Come back in the summertime." On the plane ride home, we envisioned equipment that would make the Zion Narrows hike possible year-round, enabling thousands more people to see this special place each year.
Six months later, Zion Adventure Company opened as the first business in Springdale to offer gear and information to help people hike Zion's Narrows safely and comfortably during ANY season of the year. Over the years, we have designed, tested, and improved our canyon footwear, drysuits, and backpacks to become the ultimate companions for your Zion Narrows hike. Our seasonal rental packages, combined with our informative Pre-Narrows Orientation Session, help you make the transition from a trail hiker to a confident and competent beginning canyoneer.
Narrows Bottom-Up and Narrows Top-Down hikes are currently closed due to snow melt run-off.
The Narrows is not expected to re-open until mid-May
For more on Narrows closure rules, click here.
Prior to the closure, the water temp was 41 F and Narrows hikers were using the Cold Water Dry Suit Package.