Angel's Landing - Zion National Park, UT

Date: 6/23/2013

Miles: 4.8

Elevation Change: 1,500'

Trail Type: Out and back

Trip Report:

UPDATE: October 2013 trip report

Angel's Landing hike trail map
Angel's Landing hike trail map

Anyone who visits Zion National Park MUST do this hike! Wake up early to avoid the heat of the sun (the trail is VERY exposed), and trudge up the endless switchbacks because the view from the top is worth it. The narrow ridge and chains anchored into the rock make this climb exhilarating, but not for the feint of heart.

Looking down at the trail we hiked up
Looking down at the trail we hiked up
The trail is well maintained, but very steep
The trail is well maintained, but very steep
Switchback city..
Switchback city..
The chains on the way up
The chains on the way up
My palms are sweating so much talking this picture of Clark
My palms are sweating so much talking this picture of Clark
Taking a break to look over the edge. You can see the river and the road far below
Taking a break to look over the edge. You can see the river and the road far below
Looking back from atop the ridge. Look at that sheer drop!
Looking back from atop the ridge. Look at that sheer drop!
1,500 foot sheer drop on all sides
1,500 foot sheer drop on all sides
This view would look amazing at sunrise or sunset
This view would look amazing at sunrise or sunset
Me and Clark at the top of Angel's Landing!
Me and Clark at the top of Angel's Landing!
Amazing view of the tunnel canyon
Amazing view of the tunnel canyon
Heading back down. You can see how narrow the ridge is from this view
Heading back down. You can see how narrow the ridge is from this view

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