Experience unforgettable views along a challenging 5.4-mile trail carved through solid rock. After a grueling 1,500-foot elevation gain, the end of the trail features spectacular views of Zion Canyon and its layers of eroded rock which date back more than 270 million years.
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This unrelenting trail is best suited to advanced hikers who have a good level of physical fitness and experience hiking with chains. Avoid doing this hike in the winter, as the trail ices over and can be extremely dangerous.
Zion National Park has temporarily closed the Angels Landing Trail from Scout Lookout to the end of the trail (also known as the Chains Section) to help limit the crowds. The rest of the trail will remain open.
Though the hike is difficult, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing view of the valley below from the top of the 1,488-foot tall rock formation.
Hiking up for sunset if you’re comfortable going back in the dark. Make sure you bring a headlamp, water, and plenty of snacks if you plan to do this!
Towards the end of the trail, there are sections where you need to hold on to chains that are bolted into the rocks in order to traverse the cliffside. There are some steep drop-offs, so people who have a severe fear of heights should not attempt the final stretch but can enjoy the trail all the way to Scout Lookout.