Description: A steep ascent to the high cliffs of Angel’s Landing, climbing 1,600 feet.
Distance: 2.2 Miles One Way
Highest Elevation: 5,790 Feet Above Sea Level.
Dangers: High Cliffs. Some die almost each year (since 2017) by falling from Angel’s Landing.
Jurisdiction: Zion National Park
The Angel’s Landing Trail begins at the Grotto trailhead, 0.6 miles from Zion Lodge on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The Angel’s Landing trail is perfect for those who are not afraid of heights, though many do most of the trip and just skip the part with the most high cliff exposure. Angel’s Landing is one of Zion’s most famous and heavily visited trails, so if you want to beat the crowds at all, you must begin very early. Once you get past Scout Lookout the trail begins to cross sheer cliffs and has chains bolted into the rock for hikers to steady themselves as they go. This trail should certainly be avoided if icy or wet and small children should never be brought on the Angel’s Landing trail, as they may very well fall to their death. The Angel’s Landing trail offers views of Refrigerator Canyon and since Angel’s Landing lies right in the middle of the Big Bend, much of Zion Canyon lies before your eyes from the top.