The Grand Circle, Zion

Angel’s Landing

MUSTIconic hikesVia ferrataDifficult/AdvancedPermit required

Angel's Landing is one of the most popular destinations in Zion National Park that offers stunning views of the canyon and surrounding landscapes.

The trail is 5.4 miles roundtrip and has a steep elevation gain of 1,488 feet. The hike begins at the Grotto Trailhead and follows a paved path until the West Rim Trailhead. From there, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging as hikers navigate a series of switchbacks, narrow ridges, and steep drop-offs. The last half-mile of the trail is particularly challenging, as hikers must navigate a narrow path with steep drop-offs on either side. Those who reach the summit are rewarded with breathtaking views of the park and a sense of accomplishment. The last mile of the trail requires a permit.

Hiking Angel's Landing is considered a strenuous activity and requires proper preparation and equipment. Hikers should bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Additionally, the trail can be crowded, especially during peak season, so hikers should plan to arrive early to secure parking and avoid the crowds. Overall, hiking Angel's Landing is a thrilling and unforgettable experience that showcases the beauty and ruggedness of Zion National Park.