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
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State: Utah

Restrooms National Park

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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

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  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

Directions

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

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Trails

Distance ?

2.6 miles

Elevation Gain ?

1,473 feet

Real Ascent ?

2,910 feet

Real Descent ?

1,437 feet

Avg Grade (7°)

12%

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.

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