Trail Length: 5.4 miles out-and-back
Degree of Difficulty: Strenuous
Elevation Change: 1,488 feet
Angels Landing is an adventure with rich rewarding views of Zion Canyon all along the way. The trail begins across the way from the Grotto shuttle stop on the West Rim Trail. Guests will experience a pleasant walk along the river and then the climb to the top begins with a set of switchbacks to Refrigerator Canyon. This beautiful red rock canyon gets its name from the shade and cool temperatures it provides. After journeying through the canyon the trail meets another set of steep/narrow switchbacks charmingly known as Walter's Wiggles. These switchbacks help gain even more elevation and the views that can be found at Scout Lookout. Permits are required after this point where chains that are bolted into the cliff provide secure handholds on the final ascent from Hogsback to the landing. There you will stand on an outcropping overlooking much of Zion National Park.
Angels Landing at Zion National Park requires a permit. The permit allows visitors to hike the chains section of Angels Landing. Non-permitted guests can still hike to Scout Overlook and on the West Rim Trail. Angels Landing permits are released in an advance lottery or day before. Check the official Zion National Park website for the most up-to-date information regarding Angels Landing permits, trail conditions, and other important Angels Landing information.