Zion National Park ceases issuing permits to popular ‘Narrows’ area top-down

SPRINGDALE, Utah — Zion National Park announced Tuesday that it will stop issuing wilderness permits to hike the Zion Narrows top-down.

In a tweet, the national park said that a landowner, who owns a portion of the trail, revoked permission for public access.

“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 Springs within the Narrows. Upstream travel from Big Springs is not allowed,” the National Park said. “Zion National Park hopes to work with the landowner to resolve this situation.”