Angels Landing via West Rim Trail

Zion National Park

The most accessed, dangerous and beautiful view in Zion.

Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Take the free Zion bus to The Grotto. Walk starts from the bridge that crosses the Virgin River across from the bus stop


Zion visitors guide

Route/Trail notes

A ery well defined path with concrete switch backs for a few miles up the west rim. You get to a sandy plateau with a junction. Up and to the left follows the west rim, right will take you to Angels Landing. At this point it gets dangerous. As the most popular hike of the park it is always heavy traffic. It becomes a scramble with chains for support, and is not for the weak of heart with massive drops on either side and plenty of smooth and sandy areas to lose your footing. Not to mention traffic jams. but once you get to the top, amazing views. Amazing.



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Not so busy on a weekday and easy for a scrambler like myself. But the views. Amazing. And the people you meet. It's cliche and required to climb it, but totally worth it

Allan Allport on 4 Sep, 2012


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