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Southern Utah's Zion National Park is famous for its narrow passageways and breathtaking canyon walls. It's also home to one of the top canyon hikes in the world. Known as the Narrows, this is a 16-mile hike through waist-deep water, twisting slots, and smoothly carved sandstone walls. But as the Zion Adventure Company is quick to remind potential visitors, "The Narrows can be as dangerous as it is beautiful."To make your journey as fun as possible, here are a few..
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As dawn breaks over the savanna, your guide signals a stop. Through the trees ahead, you see the outline of something very big ambling through the underbrush. When the elephant—a 10-foot-tall, 12,000-pound bull—finally steps into the clearing and looks your way, your heart races, and for a moment, you remember how small you are. Then the giant continues on its way, and you on yours.Welcome to a walking safari in Zambia, where your boots stand in for a Land Rover and all that separates you…
**No longer accessible to the public for conservation reasons** The Narrows is an ecologically fragile, beautiful Texas property. Several endangered species make their home in these unique cliffs and the surrounding ranch lands. The Narrows provides habitat for the endangered bird species, the Golden-cheeked warbler and Black-capped vireo. The globally rare plant, the Canyon mock-orange, can be found on the Narrows, as well as the rare wild Smoke tree, maidenbush, and chatterbox orchid. The…
The Narrows – Zion National Park (USA)
The area in Utah was first uncovered by the likes of Native Americans, geologists, and explorers on horseback — which was the most popular way to get the lay of the land all the way through the 1960s. Going by foot includes wading in the water, but the contrast between the elements and color of the rocks makes it breathtaking as it was untouched in the 19th century.