No Permits Issued for Narrows Hike in Zion
Chances are you’ve heard of the Narrows, the famous hike through Zion National Park. Park officials on Tuesday, September 25, announced on Twitter that they are no longer issuing permits for the adventurous hike, and the reason; a private property owner who owns a portion of the trail has posted No Trespassing signs. Park officials are trying to resolve the issue with the landowner.
In an official statement Park Officials said:
Effective immediately, Zion National Park has stopped issuing Wilderness permits to hike the Zion Narrows from North to South (“top-down”). This includes the 16-mile one-way day hike and all overnight use. The route from the Chamberlain Ranch Trailhead to the park boundary crosses private land, and the landowner has recently closed it to public access. “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. Upstream travel from Big Spring is not allowed. Zion National Park hopes to work with the landowner to resolve this situation.