Utah is home to one of the scariest and most spectacular hike in America, known previously as the Temple of Aeolus, is a mystical 1488 foot tall rock formation for the brave.
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Angels Landing trail is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long with an approximate 1,500 feet (460 m) elevation gain. The hike is rated as a class 3 difficulty based on the Yosemite Decimal System. It begins at the Grotto drop off point on the park's shuttle system, which operates from early spring through late fall. It roughly follows the path of the Virgin River for some time along the West Rim Trail, slowly gaining elevation in sandy terrain.

Most of the trail is uphill on the way up to Angels Landing. As the trail gets steeper and leaves behind the river, it becomes paved. After a series of steep switchbacks, the trail goes through the area between Angels Landing and the Zion Canyon that is a gradual ascent.

Angels Landing Ground Level at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY

Since 2000, as of March 15, 2021, 13 people have died from falling while hiking the trail. Your safety is your responsibility.

One of the Scariest and Spectacular hikes in North America. Here's a look at how Angels landing looks like with steep drop offs of 1,000 feet on both sides. Video shows me going up and down Angels Landing. It's one of the most popular hiking trails in Zion National Park, Utah. It's also listed as one of the top 10 hikes in North America:

Scout Lookout is generally the turnaround point for those who are unwilling to make the final summit push to the top of Angels Landing. The last half-mile of the trail is strenuous and lined with numerous sharp drop offs and narrow paths. Chains to grip are provided for portions of the last half-mile to the top at 5,790 feet (1,760 m). The half-mile section up the spine, the Angels Landing Trail-West Rim Trail, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY

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Walter's Wiggles, a series of 21 steep switchbacks, are the last hurdle before Scout Lookout. The wiggles are named after Walter Ruesch, who was the first superintendent for Zion National Park and constructed the switchbacks in 1926.

Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY-NC-ND

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY-NC-ND

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Angels Landing Peak at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY

Utah is home to one of the scariest and most spectacular hike in America, known previously as the Temple of Aeolus, is a mystical 1488 foot tall rock formation for the brave. Located just about three hour drive outside of Las Vegas.

Angels Landing Peak at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY-NC-ND

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY-NC-ND

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY-NC-ND

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org  /  license CC BY-NC-ND

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org

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Angels Landing Views at Zion National Park  /  image by Yovav Gad  /  source TripLogs.org

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Since 2000, as of March 15, 2021, 13 people have died from falling while hiking the trail.

Things YOU need to know before YOU go to Zion National Park in Utah. Zion National Park is big… 229 square miles! Zion's perpendicular cliffs are nearly 3,000 feet high. Unlike other canyon parks - where many visitors view the canyons from their rims - Zion draws visitors to its floor. Elevation: Lowest 3,666 ft and a high elevation of 8,726 ft at Horse Ranch Mountain:

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  1. ZionNationalPark.com - Angels Landing
  2. Wikipedia.org - Angels Landing
  3. Utah.com - Angels Landing Hike Guide - Zion National Park
  4. YouTube.com - Angel's Landing - Scariest Hike in America? Steep Drop off - Zion National Park, Utah
  5. YouTube.com - Angels Landing Virtual Hike: ZION National Park Utah (This is DANGEROUS)

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