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Contact: Cindy Purcell
SPRINGDALE, UT – 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.