Mind-Blowing Hiking Trails: Angels Landing Trail, Zion National Park

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If you’re looking for a hike that will test your skills, then the Angels Landing hike is for you. The hike is located in the eastern section of Utah, in Zion National Park, which is easily accessible via a number of entry points, including the main East Entrance off of Route 9, or the Grand Canyon West Entrance, which is only 40 miles from the city of Las Vegas.

The hiking trail is well known for its breathtaking views of the Zion Canyon and the Virgin River, as well as its precarious, false-front 13-story walkway. Its often crowded with both tourists and local vacationers. Because of the popularity and structure of the trail, it is essential to prepare for the hike ahead.

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Angels Landing trail winds its way up the side of a 13-story monolith located in the Mormon Mountains. The hike is only 1 mile long, so it’s a great option for those looking to challenge themselves. It takes you up the side of a precipitous rock formation that is both beautiful and precarious. But you’ll need to take care on the trail, as it is a narrow one with sharp, crumbling edges. It begins at the Grotto picnic area and heads up to the right of Zion Canyon. You’ll pass by a number of popular viewpoints, like the Windows, the Narrows, and Zion Canyon, before arriving at the base of Angels Landing. Once you arrive at the base, you’ll follow the trail around the formation before heading up a set of stairs to the false-front walkway.

You can also explore other nearby hikes, like the trail to The Temple of Sinawava, or the hike to Agamid Falls.