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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Hiking Angel's Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

Trail Description

Length:  5 miles round trip
Trailhead Elevation:  4297 ft.
End Elevation: 5785 ft.
Elavation Change: 1488 ft.
Difficulty Assessment: Moderate
Trail Type: Out and Back

For more information, click HERE

The Hike

To get to Angel's Landing, get on the shuttle from the visitor center and get off the shuttle at Weeping Rock. From there, cross the street and begin your hike. All the trails within the park are clearly labeled and it would be difficult for you to get lost if you're planning on hiking the more popular trails.

The beginning of Angel's Landing consists of steep switchbacks but are accompanied by a great view of the valley. In total, the hike is about 4-5miles round trip.

Soon, you will reach a level, sandy overlook of the valley. Here you can use bathrooms or take a break if the steep beginning tired you out. Once collected, you thus begin your trek up along the ridge towards Angel's Landing. The ridge itself is a bit narrow but the park provides chain links for visitors to grab ahold of as they make their ascent. Is the path completely safe? No. You can still fall off if you are uncareful or stupid. However, if you're fit, not scared of heights, and smart about your progress, you will be okay.

If you make it up, you'll be treated to amazing views of the park below.

For more information on the trail, check out this site: http://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide/angelslanding.cfm
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