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When Methodist minister Frederick Vining Fisher visited Zion Canyon, he was in awe of this immense cliff and inferred that only Angels might land there. The name has stuck and now you can join the Angels at the top.

Designed by Walter Ruesch as a horse and hiking trail, Angels Landing is now attainable by all Zion National Park visitors, as long as they're not afraid of heights...

As you absorb the awe-inspiring view from the top, think back not only to the humans who made your experience possible but also to immense forces of gravity and water to carve this stunning canyon. The merger of humans and geology is possibly at its most evident while standing atop this stunning precipice.

Although the forces of geology are constantly changing the landscape before you, you can rest assured that the towering sandstone cliffs before you'll be there for generations to come, preserved as part of one of the nation's most precious places, Zion National Park.

Half-Day Hike: Follow the directions for the Angels Landing hike.

Family Friendly: Though very difficult and extremely exposed, kids who reach the top will never forget the journey or the view.

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Sep 18, 2019
Victoria S
Date incorrect Did NOT hike angels landing
Sep 8, 2019
Makayla Anderson
Sep 3, 2019
Paige Harper
Aug 28, 2019
Becka Katherine
Aug 28, 2019
Paul Daniel
Aug 28, 2019
Austin Hood
Aug 24, 2019
Sergiy Cherepov
Aug 23, 2019
Dan Rudeen
Angels Landing. Met Maggie and Victoria

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