Angels Landing Hike

angels landing zion national park utah sandstone valley summit hike trail west rim trail grotto bus stop #6 springdale
This beauty of a hike is nestled within the Zion National Park, Utah, and you would need to catch the green line and get to stop #6 (Grotto) to start at the West Rim Trailhead. Another 2.5 miles from there will take you to the top aka Angel’s Landing, gaining an elevation of roughly 1450 feet. The trail isn’t long and fun past the Scout Lookout at roughly 850 feet. The remainder 600 feet is fun but yet not a scramble.
angels landing zion national park utah sandstone valley summit hike trail west rim trail grotto bus stop #6 springdale
It should take roughly 60-75 mins to get all the way to the top and nearly 45-60 mins to get back to the Grotto shuttle stop. The only problem preventing you from maintaining a Zion schedule is trail traffic, and cautious hikers slowing down the line along the guard rails.

Close up of the Zion valley above.
angels landing zion national park utah sandstone valley summit hike trail west rim trail grotto bus stop #6 springdale
Looking back at the exposed ridge from Scout Lookout on the way down. It looks scarier than what it actually is (fish eyes!) but a word of caution – don’t jump too much and stay safe.
angels landing zion national park utah sandstone valley summit hike trail west rim trail grotto bus stop #6 springdale
Zion, I love. And I don’t say that often…

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