Zion National Park shuttle system is the only way to reach the Temple of Sinawava 10 months of the year. There are several weeks during the winter that private vehicles can be parked at the end of Zion Main Canyon to hike the Narrows Bottom-up or the River Walk Trail.
It can get chilly in the Narrows even in summer. Early summer experiences the cold of spring runoff. Consider renting a wet/dry suit and/or insulated shoes. Bring a walking stick for stability while navigating the uneven riverbed. Neoprine socks are important because they help reduce friction on the feet because of the water.
- Bring enough water and food.
- Waterproof bags for electronics.
- Be sure to inform others of your hiking plans.
- Secure the necessary permits.
- Pack it in, pack it out.
The Narrows are usually closed until June due to heavy spring runoff.
The River Walk is open all year. It may experience snow or ice, so be prepared for that during the winter.
River temperatures can be chilly all year. In the winter, the sun does not penetrate the canyon for long and can get quite cold. It is important to be prepared for the weather you will encounter.