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Narrows Campsites

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This map is for visitors with permits to hike the Narrows top-down. This information is useful for finding the Narrows campsites. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Narrows Campsites National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Zion National Park Chamberlain's Ranch Ko p Cr e ek r North F ork Virgin R ive ee lo D k re e bC Go os 1 2 3 4-5 6 e ee Cr k 10 First Narrows 8 Narrow passage around waterfall on south side of river. 7 9 Zion 11 12 Big Springs Site # Max # 1. . . . . . .4 2. . . . . . .4 3. . . . . . .6 4. . . . . . .2 5. . . . . . .6 6. . . . . . 12 . 7. . . . . . 6 8. . . . . . .6 9. . . . . . .6 10. . . . . .6 11. . . . . .4 12. . . . .12 tion Sec s g Lon arrow of N Safe No round hG Hig National Campsites are assigned when obtaining a wilderness permit. See back for campsite descriptions. HIKING TIMETABLE Hours Chamberlain's Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . 0:00 Bulloch's Cabin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 First Narrows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 Waterfall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 Deep Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 Kolob Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:45 Goose Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:35 Big Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:20 Orderville Canyon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 North End of Riverside Walk. . . . . . 11:50 Temple of Sinawava. . . . . . . . . . . . 12:20 This timetable is approximate. The trip may be done in less time, but allowances have been made for rest stops, picture taking, and slow hikers. Park Track your progress by recognizing side canyons and landmarks. Deep Creek, Kolob Creek, and Big Springs are all fairly obvious, but watch closely for the mouth of Goose Creek--it can be easy to miss. on Or derville C a ny No rth Fo rk Vir gin River Bulloch's Cabin North End of Riverside Walk Hiking the Zion Narrows has inherent risks and you assume complete responsibility for the safety of all members of your group. The National Park Service does not assume responsibility for information accuracy, precision, or completeness of data as displayed on this map. Temple of Sinawava Boundary Streams 0 0.5 1 Scenic Drive 2 Miles Flash Floods The Narrows are potentially hazardous. Know the weather and flash flood potential forecasts before starting your trip. If bad weather threatens, do not enter a narrow canyon. Your decisions and actions regarding your safety are your responsibility. Watch for these indications of a possible flash flood: • Any deterioration in weather conditions • Build up of clouds or sounds of thunder • Sudden changes in water clarity from clear to muddy • Floating debris • Rising water levels or stronger currents • Increasing roar of water up canyon If you observe any of these signs, seek higher ground immediately. Even climbing a few feet may save your life. Remain on high ground until conditions improve. Water levels usually drop within 24 hours. Flash floods do occur in the park during periods of low flash flood potential. A moderate or higher flash flood potential should be a serious cause for concern. Campsite Descriptions 1. Deep Creek At the confluence of Deep Creek. The site is located on the left side of the river. 7. Box Elder A 10 minute walk beyond Kolob Creek. This site is located on the left about 30 feet up on a bench. 2. River Bend A 10-15 minute walk beyond Deep Creek, River Bend is located on the right side of the point of a sharp bench 10 feet above the river. 8. Boulder Camp Across the river from Box Elder, 10 minunte walk beyond Kolob Creek around a sharp bend. The access trail is to the right up slope about 50 feet. 3. Right Bench A 10-15 minute walk from River Bend, this is located on the right hand bench in a stand of maples 20 feet above the river. 9. Left Bench A 10 minute walk beyond Boulder Camp, on the left. Located on a 10-foot bench next to the canyon wall. In a grove of maples. It can be easy to miss. 4. Flat Rock Flat Rock is a 5-10 minute walk beyond Right Bench, located beside a large flat rock next to the river. The site is next to the rock, on a 6 ft high bench next to the canyon wall. 10. West Bend A 5 minute hike from Left Bench. This site is on a high bank located on a western bend. 5.Ringtail A short 5 minute walk beyond Flat Rock, Ringtail is located on a right bench in a sandy area. Just before Kolob Creek. 6.Kolob Creek At the confluence of Kolob Creek. The site is located on the right side, 20 feet above the river on a bench. 11. Spotted Owl This sunny site is located on the left side, immediately after the first stream crossing. It is up a slope 10 feet above the river. 12. High Camp High Camp is a 15-20 minute walk beyond Spotted Owl on a slow, difficult section of the river, 300 yards before Big Spring. The Site is on the left side of the river on a 25 foot high bench in a stand of maple and douglas fir. It can be easy to miss. Big Spring This large water source is located on the right side of the river, below all campsites. There is no high ground down stream, between Big Spring and Orderville. There is little high ground down stream, between Orderville to the Temple of Sinawava.

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