Hiking Project Logo

gem icon Angels Landing [Suggest Edits]

163 votes
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Description

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.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

Shared by:
Tom Robson

You & This Gem

Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 23, 2020
Katie Tansey
Chains section closed
Jun 19, 2020
Aaron Weaver
Chain section was closed, but did up to that point
Jun 16, 2020
Joan Sheets
Jun 8, 2020
Jennifer Peyerk Shotwell
Closed due to COVID-19. Could only hike to Scout's Lookout
Mar 21, 2020
Angelo Iannuzzelli
5 hrs
Mar 3, 2020
Ellen Kerschensteiner
Feb 29, 2020
Joseph DeLuna
Feb 24, 2020
Mikaela Lodahl
Beautiful!!

Nearby Gems

gem Favorite Zion Narrows

The Narrows

(107) Springdale, UT
gem Favorite Waterfall, Zion National Park

Emerald Pools

(78) Springdale, UT
gem Favorite Observation Point

Observation Point

(59) Springdale, UT
gem Favorite Zion Canyon Overlook with Rainbow

Canyon Overlook

(44) Springdale, UT
gem Favorite Subway

The Subway

(31) Springdale, UT
gem Favorite The first mile of the East Rim Trail is utterly stunning.

Weeping Rock

(39) Springdale, UT
gem Favorite Kolob Arch from Kolob Arch Trail.

Kolob Arch

(8) Toquerv…, UT
gem Favorite Springdale from Watchman Overlook

Watchman Viewpoint

(21) Springdale, UT

Nearby Trails

4.4 mi 7.0 km Angels Landing
Difficult
Springdale, UT
Difficult
Springdale, UT
All Clear
Update
Dry
68 days ago
554 
5.1 mi 8.2 km The Narrows - Bottom Up Route
Intermediate/Difficult
Springdale, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Springdale, UT
All Clear
Update
15 days ago
241 
6.7 mi 10.8 km Observation Point
Difficult
Springdale, UT
Difficult
Springdale, UT
All Clear
Update
Dry
38 days ago
153 
0.7 mi 1.2 km Canyon Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Springdale, UT
Intermediate
Springdale, UT
All Clear
Update
Dry
28 days ago
100 
3.2 mi 5.2 km Hidden Canyon
Difficult
Springdale, UT
Difficult
Springdale, UT
Unknown
Update
73 
1.9 mi 3.1 km Riverside Walk
Easy
Springdale, UT
Easy
Springdale, UT
Unknown
Update
115 
2.0 mi 3.3 km Emerald Pools
Intermediate
Springdale, UT
Intermediate
Springdale, UT
All Clear
Update
Dry
51 days ago
148 
1.8 mi 2.9 km Watchman Trail
Intermediate
Springdale, UT
Intermediate
Springdale, UT
All Clear
Update
Dry, Some Mud
12 days ago
60 
14.7 mi 23.6 km West Rim Trail
Difficult
Springdale, UT
Difficult
Springdale, UT
Unknown
Update
41 
0.2 mi 0.3 km Weeping Rock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Springdale, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Springdale, UT
Unknown
Update
53 
Shared by Tom Robson on Aug 19, 2015. All Page Views: 7,589. Last Month: 88.