Out of The Narrows

Being inside the slot canyon known as The Narrows is like being in another world. The path ahead and the one behind are all that exist. You follow the water along its path through the landscape. Every once in a while you are greeted with side canyons that lead to unknown places. Is this a…

Ripples in Stone

I am fascinated by the way rocks are carved by water and time, creating ripples in stone. These walls show the undulations of the Virgin River in the slot canyon known as The Narrows. Over the years, the river swirled and cut the indentions in the canyon walls. The striations in the rock were layers…

Dry Falls

I found this dried up waterfall etched in the vertical walls along the hike known as The Narrows in Zion National Park. This remnant of a waterfall is close to the top of the slot canyon, a few miles into the 16 mile journey. Want more info on the hike? Check out my in-depth guide, A…

A Guide to Hiking The Narrows – Zion National Park

What to Know Before You Go Hiking The Narrows, a 16-mile slot canyon carved out by the North Fork of the Virgin River, in Zion National Park, is perhaps the greatest single overnight hike in the world. It is certainly one of those experiences I will never forget. Need a little help figuring out the…

What Lies Beneath…

As someone who fears water she can’t see the bottom of, I was terrified of hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park. But, I also wanted to do the hike so bad! So I went—survived—and it was amazing. My husband and I spent two full days making our way through the slot canyon with the…

Course of a River

The unrelenting water of the Virgin River has cut the narrow path known as The Narrows into the Zion National Park landscape. In this photo, you can see how over time the water has slowly cut ridges into the slot canyon’s walls. This occurs when the water gets trapped against a rock and swirls in miniature…

Cut by Time

It can be hard to fathom the scale of a slot canyon like The Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah. It is a canyon that in places rises a 1,000′ on either side. Pictures struggle to do this kind of scale justice. This image is one of my best attempts to show the scale of this canyon, but…