The Narrows: Q. What do I need to know before entering the Narrows? All narrow canyons are potentially hazardous. Flash floods, cold water, and strong currents present real dangers that can be life-threatening. Your safety depends on your own good judgement, adequate preparation, and constant attention.
tubing the virgin river - Zion National Park Forum
Confused about Virgin River flow rate - Zion National Park Forum - TripAdvisor
According to a news release from Zion officials, search and rescue teams responded to reports of two women and a young boy who were stranded on a rock in the Virgin River at the Temple of Sinawava on Tuesday. Though the water may look inviting, rangers say the levels of the Virgin River are rushing at cubic feet per second, which is more than powerful enough to sweep someone off of their feet and into the current. The visitors were rescued safely, and according to the news release, the year-old boy had been wading in the water and was swept away by the current. The boy's mother and a second visitor jumped into the water to help save the boy.
Zion National Park officials warn visitors of dangerous water levels in Virgin River
This justly renowned hike consists of a clear, swift stream running through a 2,foot-deep sandstone gorge. Quiet side canyons, striking glades of maple and ponderosa, and lush hanging gardens of monkeyflower make it a must-do for fit hikers with strong ankles and knees. From mile 3 to mile 15, you'll be mostly wading through water and over slick 'bowling ball' rocks. This is not a trail hike, and expect to get wet up to your waist often.
Stone comes in abundance, exposed by weathering and a lack of vegetation. It is a canvas. Water crosses this stone with such rarity and ferocity that it tells all of its secrets in the shapes left behind. The Virgin River.