Check Out Pioneer Park's Little Narrows
Utah › Little Narrows Trailhead
Added by Thomas Burton
Located in St. George's Pioneer Park, the Little Narrows is a great short family adventure. The canyon is so narrow you will need to turn sideways to get through, although some kids can fit through straight on. The slot canyon is just a few feet from the parking lot and there are plenty of other neat rock formations you can explore. It is also known as The Red Crack.
This is located in the red sandstone cliffs above St. George Blvd in Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park has tables for picnics and lots of fun rock formations for kids and adults to play on. The park is usually very crowded and it can be difficult to find a parking spot in the park if you go after about noon.
There are a few bolts in the slot canyon for rock climbers to climb. The routes are in the canyon, near the bottom, where the canyon is wide enough for climbing and belaying. People are still able to pass by pretty easily. It is a great place to climb when it is hot because it is almost always in the shade.
The slot itself gets really narrow and you must squeeze your way through, it is about 9" at the narrowest spot. The slot canyon isn't very long, maybe .1 miles, and it doesn't take too long to go through (depending on the line). Near the end, you must climb out of the slot canyon; it is really easy for adults, but children may need a little help. Most people start at the bottom and climb up and out, but occasionally people will start at the opposite end and come out at the bottom; once in the slot, you cannot pass people, so be sure you are heading the same direction as everyone else.
In order to avoid some of the crowds; I've gone after dark with headlamps, which can be really exciting, or in the early morning. This also helps in the summer when it gets really hot during the day.
- Picnic Lunch
- Leash (if bringing a dog)
- Patience - finding a parking spot can be difficult, also a line may form in the slot canyon.
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