Zion National Park, Utah -
Adventure on Angel's Landing
by Joseph A. Sprince - Photography by Gerald B. Allen
The Hike to Angel's Landing
Zion National Park is a land of fantastic cliffs and canyons. One can
experience some of those cliffs big time by hiking the short but strenuous
trail to the top of Angel's Landing, a gigantic monolith (pictured left)
which rises over 1700 feet straight up from the center of Zion Canyon.
The hike does not require technical skills but it is a strenuous
uphill climb. The last half mile is an amazing scramble which is
definirely NOT for those who fear heights! Upon reaching the top
of Zion Canyon you reach the Landing by crossing a narrow neck of
land several hundred yards across but only a few feet wide. The
sheer drop on EITHER side is well over a thousand feet! There are hand
chains staked into the rocks but it takes a lot of courage to cross
If you make it to the top, you will have wonderful views both up and
down canyon as well as a great sense of achievement!
The view from Angel's Landing looking down-canyon.
The view from Angel's Landing looking up-canyon.
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Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks are less than two driving hours apart,
so most visitors will cover both parks on the same trip.
From St. George, Utah, go north on I-15 to Utah 9, then east about 30 miles
to Zion. To reach Bryce Canyon, continue east on Utah 9, then north on US 89,
and finally east on Utah 12. From Lake Powell, head north on US 89. The junction
with Utah 9 (Mt. Carmel Junction) is about 90 miles distant.
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