Hike:
Angels Landing

Trail Duration

  • 5.4 Miles
  • 8.7 Kilometers
  • 4 Hours Roundtrip

Difficulty/Rating:

Strenuous

Elevation Gain:

1488 Feet/453 Meters

Wheelchair Accessible

no

Permit Needed

no

Pets Allowed

no

Directions To Trailhead

By Shuttle:

From the Springdale & Zion Canyon Visitor Center, continue another 1.4 miles on SR-9 to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Once you enter the park, make your first right turn and travel roughly another 0.3 miles towards The National Park Visitor Center. Make your first right turn for regular parking or make your first left turn for RV and trailer parking. Walk over to the Zion National Park Shuttle stop in front of the Zion National Park Visitor Center (Stop 1). Ride the shuttle to The Grotto (Stop 6). Exit the shuttle and continue on to the Weeping Rock trailhead.

By Car in the Winter:

From the Springdale & Zion Canyon Visitor Center continue 1.4 miles on SR-9 to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Once you enter the park, continue another 1.5 miles to the Zion Canyon Scenic Route (sign on right side: Zion Lodge, Scenic Drive) turn left. From there, travel another 3.4 miles up the Scenic Drive until you get to The Grotto shuttle stop on your right-hand side. If you park in The Grotto parking lot, expect to cross the road to the Angels Landing trailhead. Crossing a small bridge, head right onto the trail. Parking can also be achieved on the left-hand side of the road in a small parking lot.

Highlights

Partially Paved
Before you reach Scout’s Lookout, there is a set of 21 steep zig-zags that you’ll climb known as Walter’s Wiggles.
Scout’s Lookout offers beautiful vistas from above the canyon.
If you do decide to go all the way up Angel’s Landing, you will be rewarded with magnificent views in every direction you look.
Plenty of chains, guard-rails, and carved steps are provided to help ease your mind of all the drop-offs on both sides of the canyon.
The last 0.7 miles of the trail is roughly only about 4 ½ to 5 feet wide

Best Time to Hike

Spring, Summer and Fall. Winter can get dangerous due to rain, snow and ice collecting on the trail
Portions can be closed in winter due to trail conditions
Summer can be very crowded

Secrets/Tips

Go Early! This is a very popular trail that can quickly become crowded.
On your way down hike some of the West Rim trail. The views from that trail are also very stunning and could be a great spot to take a picture of Angel’s Landing.
Bring lots of water and snacks. Most of the trail (especially the last part) can be very
sun-exposed and hot.

Special or Recommended Gear

Good walking/hiking shoes
Hiking sticks as this trail is steep in many sections
Hat and sunblock
Hydration pack to help keep your hands free

Other

Big steep drop-offs on both side of the trail
Be courteous and mindful of others. The last part of the trail is steep and very narrow. Up and down trail traffic occurs at the same time.
Not for anyone scared of heights
Not recommended for small children
No dogs allowed
Water fill station located by The Grotto picnic tables along with restrooms
Water fill stations do turn off during winter months (usually during end of November to February).

Nearby Trails

Western Rim Trail

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