Angels Landing - Hike near Springdale, Utah
Angels Landing Trail, Hurricane, UT 84737, USA,Springdale,Utah
37.25905955861282, -112.95183420181274
5.5 miles NE of Springdale, Utah
Address: Angels Landing Trail, Hurricane, UT 84737, USA
GPS: 37°15'32.6"N 112°57'6.6"W
Maps | Directions
State: Utah

Restrooms National Park


Angels Landing is one of the park's most strenuous day hikes, but it offers spectacular vistas. It follows the West Rim Trail through the famous switchbacks of Walters Wiggles, past dramatic views at Scout Lookout, and on up to a high point 1,500 feet above the canyon floor. The steep, isolated cliff faces along this trail provide critical habitat for several species, including the peregrine falcon. This small raptor climbs, swoops, and dives with stunning power and grace, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

Walters Wiggles, an amazing series of 21 steep, stone-walled switchbacks, was carved into the cliff in the 1920s during the tenure of Superintendent Walter Ruesch. Scout Lookout, just above Walters Wiggles, offers a resting place, breathtaking views, and a preview of the very steep hike on up to Angels Landing and the canyon's West Rim. (Many people make the Lookout their destination.) Angels Landing provides one of the most dramatic vistas in Zion, across the canyon to Observation Point, Cable Mountain, and other East Rim features. The last 3/4 mile follows a narrow ridge with deadly drop-offs of 1,000 feet on either side. There are chains to hold on to in some sections, but not all. This section is not recommended for young children, those with fear of heights, or individuals with balance issues or other health concerns.

This trail is strenuous and steep, with numerous narrow sections and unprotected drop-offs. Not for anyone who is out of shape or has a fear of heights. Bring plenty of water. Start early in the day for the best conditions and be sure that you are off the trail before dark or during electrical storms.

Roundtrip: 4 hours / 4.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1488 feet

34.7K Written by elico3000

For more information, visit:

Add Reference URL

Link to another great resource

Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

More Info
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Springdale, Utah

  1. Head east on UT-9 E/Zion Park Blvd toward Manzanita Dr
    Continue to follow UT-9 E
    Partial toll road
    (2.6 mi)
  2. Turn left onto Floor of the Valley Rd/Zion Canyon Scenic Dr
    Destination will be on the left
    (3.3 mi)

Park at the Visitor's Center. Then take the shuttle to the Grotto stop.

to add photos & videos and suggest edits

Guest Review/Comments

Edit Review Delete Review
Reply Cancel
Angels Landing Angels Landing
Chains on Angels Landing Chains on Angels Landing Angels Landing, Zion National Park by Yongsung Kim EXTREME HIKING: Angels Landing - Zion National Par by suitcaselove Angels Landing trail - Zion Canyon by Julien Bouharmont The Best of Zion - Angels Landing, Subway, Narrows by MysteRhee Films Zion National Park - Angels Landing hike - The bes by Pat Kithiraj Insane Angels Landing Zion National Park by Casey Page


Distance ?

2.6 miles

Elevation Gain ?

1,473 feet

Real Ascent ?

2,910 feet

Real Descent ?

1,437 feet

Avg Grade (7°)


Grade (-69° to 70°)

-259% to 272%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

Other Hiking Trails Nearby

The Grotto Trail

Springdale, Utah

0.1 miles S

The Grotto Trail is a short easy trail that connects The Grotto shuttle stop and Zion Lodge. It follows near the road for about 1.5 miles and has an elevation gain of about 130 feet.


hike Hiking Trail

Emerald Pools Trail

Hurricane, Utah

0.7 miles SW

The Emerald Pools were named for their unusual color. At some times of the year, algae gives the water in these pools a distinctive hue. A series of basins have been carved into a rock ledge in...


hike Hiking Trail

Weeping Rock

Springdale, Utah

1.1 miles NE

Expect to get wet on this short hike! Weeping Rock gets its name from the continuous "weeping" of water that seeps through sandstone and drips from the cliffs above. Seasonal flowers...


hike Hiking Trail

Riverside Walk

Springdale, Utah

2.2 miles N

The Virgin River has many moods, from quiet and slow to a raging torrent. This beautiful, shaded walk meanders through forested glens, following the path of the stream ever deeper into the...


hike Hiking Trail

Zion National Park

Hurricane, Utah

4.1 miles SW

This is a unique place in the world. Sandstone,carved from wind, water and ice have created icons to visitors. The buttes, landings, bends, mounts and mountains have all been given names over the...

Camp, Hike, Mountain Bike, Swim

mountain bike Mountain Biking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

Toquerville Falls

La Verkin, Utah

16.5 miles W

Nothing says desert oasis quite like driving for 5.5 miles through winding sandy roads to find a favorite swimming hole with ledges, falls, and even a ladder to climb up to the best jumping spots....

Dive, Hike, Mountain Bike, Swim

mountain bike Mountain Biking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

hike Hiking Trail

dive Diving Platform

Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon

Kanab, Utah

22.0 miles E

This great little slot canyon is more officially known as Red Slot Canyon. Not really long but a fun area to explore. Very sandy road! Do NOT try and take your non 4 wheel drive vehicle down this...


hike Hiking Trail

Montezuma Mines

Kanab, Utah

33.4 miles E

A bunch of sand caves/mines. There are some pits with old ladders, and at least one pit in particular that you can descend with a rope.

Cave, Hike

hike Hiking Trail

cave Cave

St. George Narrows

St. George, Utah

35.8 miles W

Hike near St. George, Utah


hike Hiking Trail

0.1-0.3 mi

Dixie Sugarloaf / Dixie Rock

St. George, Utah

35.9 miles W

Hike near St. George, Utah


hike Hiking Trail

More Similar Arenas Near Angels Landing:

Hiking Trails Things to Do

Nearby Campsites

More Campsites Near Angels Landing:


Embed Arena

Where do you plan to embed this code?

<script src=""></script>


Add an Arena

Just some quick info about this location to get started...

New Collection

Update Review


Edit Your Experience

Log Your Visit to This Location

We've logged that you went. Is there anything else you want to add?

Thank you for your review/comment

We've recorded your comments. Is there anything else you want to add?

By recording your visit on, you'll have a collection of all the great places you've been and provide valuable information for yourself and others in the future.

Have you been to this location?