2.3 miles
1,569 ft
-63 ft
1 mile
High Point

This is the most popular way to get to Angel's Landing. You can take a Zion shuttle to the start point, which is The Grotto. The hike starts of crossing the river over a bridge and a nice easy warmup on a relatively level and sandy trail. The trail follows the river with a gradual uphill, until the trail starts to really ascend.

As you get closer to the cathedral walls, the trail turns very steep as it hugs the wall. This part of the trail is mostly carved out of the sandstone with little ridges scraped out for grip. Some of the trail is even covered overhead like a 3/4 covered cave. The trail then heads into Refrigerator Canyon and it appears like there is no way back out, until you take a sharp left turn and you hit the Wiggles switchbacks.

Most people stop at the saddle. The trail has great views from both sides, and lots of space to sit, eat lunch and take in the views from both the east and west sides of the canyon. From here you use chains and steep rock to climb out to Angel's Landing. On a busy day, you will find yourself waiting for others to come down as it often only allows single-file. If you go to early in spring, expect ice patches

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Angels Landing is a 2 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Springdale Utah. This hike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 1,569 ft with a max elevation of 5,781 ft then descends -63 ft.
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Angels Landing1,913 ft


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    4,275 ft
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    4,275 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,781 ft
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    2 miles
  • Distance down
    630 ft
  • Distance flat
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Hiking to Angels Landing in Zion National Park
Hiking to Angels Landing in Zion National Park
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