[9/28/2018] The below info has a status change. As of Friday September 28, 2018 the Narrows, Top Down permits are again being issued. An agreement was reached with a landowner, to resolve the conflict.
[9/25/2018] Reports started flowing in 9/25/2018 that Zion National Park has suspended issuing permits to the “Narrows” area, including the popular “Top-Down” trips.
This is due to a dispute over Private Property rights.
Day hiking from the Temple of Sinawava to Big Spring is open. Upstream travel beyond Big Spring is prohibited.
We haven’t heard what has triggered this. It is a reminder to respect the land, and the locals at all times, no matter where you travel. You never know what might make someone decide to no longer share.
Here is a Link to the official Zion NP website.