Angels Landing

Zion National Park, Utah 84767

Distance2.5mi
Elevation Gain822ft
Trailhead Elevation5,361ft
Top5,789ft
Elevation Min/Max5317/5789ft
Elevation Start/End5361/5361ft

Angels Landing

Angels Landing is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 5,361 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5 miles. The trail ends near Angels Landing (elevation 5,384 feet) and the Scout Lookout viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: West Rim Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin
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"An out-and-back day hike to the summit of Angels Landing. This trail offers a spectacular day trip to well-conditioned hikers who have no fear of heights. It receives heavy use, so chances for solitude are slim. Beyond Scout Lookout, the trail becomes an uneven route across sheer cliffs, with chains bolted into the rock face to serve as handrails. This part of the route can be extremely slippery and dangerous when wet or icy and should be avoided unless dry conditions an be depended upon. It is not a good place to take young children in any weather." Read more
100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books)
Julie K. Trevelyan
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"Without a doubt one of Zion’s signature hikes as well as one known around the world, Angels Landing got its name in 1916 when an awestruck observer declared that only an angel could land on it. Soaring above the valley floor with a majestic air, Angels Landing beckons to thousands of hikers every year. While technically there are no major trail obstacles, the 1500-foot elevation gain, a chained area along the spine, and the dizzying height deter some." Read more
50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press)
Greg Witt
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"One of the signature hikes in Zion National Park, and one of the very best short hikes in the United States, takes the West Rim Trail from The Grotto picnic area to Angels Landing. The climb to the top takes on the characteristics of a heroic journey as you overcome a series of obstacles. Along the way you’ll traverse and surmount iconic features with legendary names, such as Refrigerator Canyon, Walter’s Wiggles, Scout Lookout, and the Step of Faith. The trek culminates in a slickrock stroll to the crest of Angels Landing." Read more
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin
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"This trail provides a spectacular day trip for well-conditioned hikers who have no fear of heights. It receives heavy use, so chances for solitude are slim. Beyond Scout Lookout, the trail becomes an uneven route across sheer cliffs, with chains bolted into the rock face to serve as handrails. This part of the route can be extremely slippery and dangerous when wet or icy and should be avoided unless dry conditions can be depended upon. It is not a good place to take young children in any weather." Read more

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12/3/2018
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3/28/2018
Incredible views, make sure you stop and look around throughout the hike to capture as much of the natural beauty as you can!
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11/4/2017
Awesome trail! Views are amazing!!
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10/25/2017
The twisted trail makes the first paved part a breeze... Loved the zigzag steeper incline to the amazing climbing of the chains... Totally worth the views
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7/5/2013
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6/3/2012
Well I am super grateful I did it. It's a great trail ..I do suggest the earlier mornings in the summer, it was 102 that day! You can hike this trail alone because there's so many people that you won't be alone. I loved it all, it's heavenly.
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3/30/2012
What an Amazing trail! Not for the faint of heart! There were lots of people we met on the way to the top that were turning back. it is very high up and at some points it gets insanely narrow. At points you are only holding on to a chain on a very narrow rock. Favorite hike so far.
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7/11/2011
Trail was very good and views are amazing, particularly at Angel's landiing. The trail was easy till scout's lookout and after that it is little challenging but it's not something you can consider scary or dangerous unless you started becoming careless. You have to really do something stupid to get killed here. For those who have fear of heights, it could be intimidating but no real danger. Go early morning. The narrowest path after scout's lookout is at least 3 to 4 feet and is enough to cross safely. Use chains if needed.
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4/30/2011
I didn't know that I was afraid of heights. I didn't make it to the top because it was too scary for me!
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