Hiking Angels Landing in  Zion NP

It’s easy to immerse yourself in the wilderness while exploring Zion, but to truly appreciate the beauty of the park, you’ll need to take on the Angels Landing hike.

You’ll find crowds flocking to this trail to peer out over the skyline of mountains and canyons. Highlighting all the rugged beauty of the desert, travelers are blown away by the jaw-dropping scenery.


The first step to get to Angels Landing is getting off the shuttle at the Grotto Shuttle Stop. From here, head west to the Grotto Trailhead to begin your hike.

Starting at the Grotto Trailhead

Shortly after veering off from the Virgin River, you’ll start the first part of your climb. It starts out on a slow grade and gets progressively steeper as you go.

Follow the Angels Landing Trail & Start Climbing

Refrigerator Canyon

Once you reach the top of your first big climbing section of the hike, you will find yourself in a cool and shady part of the trail known as Refrigerator Canyon.

Walter’s Wiggles

Walter’s Wiggles consists of 21 switchbacks that will have you steadily climbing up the side of the mountain.

Arriving at Scout Lookout

At the top of Walter’s Wiggle, travelers will get a first taste of the stunning views across Zion National Park and the monolith of Angels Landing.

The last section of the trail is not for the faint of heart. The Hogsback leads hikers across the backbone of the mountain before reaching the summit of Angels Landing.

Taking on the Hogsback

Although it may have been a strenuous journey, the views from this overlook make that burning in your legs totally worth it!

Reaching the Angels Landing Summit

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