Angel's Landing - Zion National Park
Description of the Trail
A premier destination to be enjoyed inside one of the most picturesque canyons in the world is the 1500 summit of Angel’s Landing. Here you can stand on top of the canyon looking to the north and the south of this red rock beauty cut by the Virgin River. Angel’s Landing is not a destination for the faint of heart. It is a strenuous climb with some views that will most literally take your breath away. As you look down off of this ridge it drops sharply into the canyon valley below. Please be cautious as you engage in this adventure.
The hike begins at the Grotto Shuttle Stop. There you can fill up your water and be dropped off by the shuttle during the high visitation times. You’ll begin your hike by crossing the road to the West Rim Trailhead and then proceeding across a bridge over the Virgin River. The trail then cuts along the canyon walls until you arrive at the iconic Walter’s Wiggles that seem to be never ending switchbacks up the rock walls. After cutting back through a small canyon you will then continue up even sharper switchbacks until you arrive at the junction of the West Rim Trail and the Angel’s Landing Trail. At this junction there is a restroom if you need. Many may want to end their journey here and soak in some good views.
If you are willing to take on a little more risk and enjoy the excellent views provided at the end of this journey then continue up along the red rock ridge towards the landing. Please use the chains provided and stay on the trail. As you continue to navigate along the ridge you will have traffic going both ways and will need to be sure to be cautious and courteous. Once you have completed your journey you will arrive to a flat area of rock, hence the name, Angel’s Landing. Here you can take in amazing 360º views of the canyon and the walls around you.
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