Angels Landing

Angels Landing near Springdale, UT


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
5 miles
3hours
moderate
Hiking
Fall
Springdale, UT
User klshep
The Angels Landing Trail is one of the most famous and thrilling hikes in the national park system. Zion's pride and joy runs along a narrow rock fin with dizzying drop-offs on both sides. The trail culminates at a lofty perch, boasting magnificent views in every direction. Rarely is such an intimidating path so frequented by hikers. One would think that this narrow ridge with deep chasms on each of its flanks would allure only the most intrepid of hikers. Climbers scale its big wall; hikers pull themselves up by chains and sightseers stand in awe at its stunning nobility. The towering monolith is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Southwest.

The first 2 miles are paved and well maintained. Most of the path is sunny, but Refrigerator Canyon offers shade and often a cool breeze. This is a good early morning hike. Make sure to allow time to be off the trail by dark if starting late in the day. The last half mile is across a narrow sandstone ridge. Anchored support chains are attached along some sections of the sheer fin.

Trailhead: Grotto picnic area in Zion Canyon

Trailend: Same as trailhead

Angels Landing at Glance

Distance: 5 miles

Average Hiking Time: 3 hours

Directions:

Grotto Canyon Trail head

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By ADesouzaPosted By: ADesouza  - Fri Jul 13 03:58:22 UTC 2018 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Gorgeous views the entire way! Chain section gets you to the top :) Downside Busy (in July) with people until the chain section, where many stop or turn around Comment Loved this hike! The first switchbacks are gentle and continuously provide amazing views. Beyond that, the trail becomes pretty flat until a second set of paved switchbacks that arent too bad either, especially because they are on the west side of the mountain and are in the shade (if you do a morning hike). If you make it to Scouts Lookout, take the extra 25 min to summit Angels Landing. The remainder to summit is not difficult in steepness or fitness level. It would be daunting to anyone wih a fear of heights but I found that all of the warnings about how narrow the ridge is made it sound like the whole ridge is narrow. I had 2 friends stay at Scouts Lookout for fear of the last section being too dangerous or narrow so I continued on my own (with MANY other hikers), but when my friends saw my photos after they realized they could have/ would have done it. Just keep typical hiking safety in mind (watch your footing, use the chains for assitance) and you’ll be fine!


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