Angels Landing Tours
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The hike to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park ranks among the most famous in the world. It’s only moderately challenging until the final half mile, when the trail becomes precipitous and the narrowness of the path—not to mention sheer drop-offs to either side—offers an additional mental challenge. Visitors who make it to the top are rewarded with spectacular views.
The 5-mile (8-kilometer) round-trip trail to the top of Angels Landing from the Grotto Trailhead includes series of switchbacks such as Walter’s Wiggles, steep drop-offs, and an intense scramble up a ridge with chains to help offer a safe handhold. Hikers with a fear of heights can take the trail all the way to Scout Lookout for the panoramic views and a look at the ridge leading up to Angels Landing.
The Zion landmark often features on multi-day tours of Utah and Arizona national parks—Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef among them.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Angels Landing is a must for adventure travelers.
- The Angels Landing hike can be made in four to five hours.
- Wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.
- Dress in thin layers—the climate in Zion can change quickly—and don’t forget sun protection.
- You need a moderate level of physical fitness to complete the hike; it’s not recommended for those with a fear of heights.
How to Get There
The path to Angels Landing begins at the Grotto Picnic Area within Zion National Park. Get there by taking the Zion Canyon Shuttle or parking in the lot just across from the trailhead.
When to Get There
Try to plan your hike for a weekday during the off-season, when you’ll have more room to maneuver on this popular trail. Plan to get an early start to beat the heat (and the crowds) during the summer months, and don’t attempt the trail when it’s icy or thundering.
Recommended Hikes in Zion National Park
If you have more time in Zion, you’ll have no shortage of excellent hikes to choose from. The Emerald Pools Trail, which includes waterfall views, offers an easy and family-friendly option, as does the wheelchair-accessible Riverside Walk. Observation Point is an alternative spectacular lookout point that can be done in a day and includes views of Angels Landing. For something different, consider tackling the Subway or the Narrows, both of which involve hiking in water.
Address: Zion National Park, Utah 84737, USA
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Angels Landing
Explore Zion National Park with a self-guided audio tour! Zion’s raw landscape has it all: staggering mountain peaks, stunning natural pools and gorgeous vistas. See it all while driving, biking or taking the park shuttle. This GPS-enabled audio tour follows along and tells you what you’re seeing. You’ll see and learn about world-famous sights like Angel’s Landing and the Zion Narrows. Use this tour to experience Zion via car, bike or shuttle. If driving, purchase one tour per car. If shuttling, one per person. Check park’s website for driving permissions. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download app onto your phone, enter password & download tour. Begin at the Springdale Visitor Center. Follow route & speed limit for the best experience. Password is valid for 30 days from Travel Date. Because of poor signal at the park, use Offline Mode when touring. This is not an entrance ticket. Check opening hours and pandemic rules before your visit.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas