The Classic. The walk UP the Zion Narrows from the Temple of Sinawava is a wonderful hike, perhaps the third-best "trail" in the Park. Even with a side-trip up Orderville Canyon (highly recommended) the logistics are simple, and the trip can be a couple-of-hours thing, a half-day hike, or a full-day adventure. Accessible to anyone with solid walking abilities and a sense of adventure and fun, the Narrows has probably seen more visitors than any canyon on Earth. Canyoneering for everyone!
The unique aspect of the Narrows hike is you must get wet to see the goods, and this watery complication creates most of the highlights and complications of the hike. As in all canyoneering, water can be friend or foe; during summer, crowds throng to the Narrows to splash around and escape the heat, while during colder months, one must take serious precations to hike the Narrows comfortably. Thankfully, the hike is always worth the effort. Even during winter, its most diffiuclt season, the Narrows can be an extraordinary place, with beautiful ice sculptures forming at springs, seeps, and intersecting canyons.