Zion National Park no longer issuing permits for top-down hike of Narrows

The Zion Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Seth Hamel, St. George News

ST. GEORGE  Zion National Park officials announced via Twitter Tuesday afternoon that the park is no longer issuing permits for the Narrows top-down hike.

The halt in permitting is due to a part of the trail, which crosses into private property, being closed off to the public by the property owner, according to the park’s Twitter post.

“Effective immediately, Zion National Park has stopped issuing Wilderness permits to hike the Zion Narrows top-down,” the post states. “This includes the 16-mile day hike and all overnight use. The route crosses private land and the landowner has revoked permission for public access. ‘Private Property, No Trespassing’ signs have recently been posted.”

While the day hike from the Temple of Sinawava is open at Big Spring, upstream travel beyond that point is prohibited, the post continues.

“Zion National Park is working with the landowner to resolve access issues,” park officials posted.

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  • Jimmym September 25, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    This should be a fun one.

  • Striker4 September 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    No problem. Just somebody trying to make a fast buck. Buisness as usual

  • a900rr September 25, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Probably some landowner trying to prevent a prescriptive easement across his property.
    I would do the same.

  • Foxyheart September 25, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I was thinking that people using the land are trashing it. Could be wrong……

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