9 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your Angels Landing Hike


A Stunning Hike to a 5,790 ft summit in Zion National Park, with views of the canyon and the Virgin River.

You need a permit to hike Angels Landing. Apply online in advance or enter the day-before lottery.

Get a Permit


Avoid the crowds and the heat by hiking early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Choose the Right Time


The hike is 5.4 miles round trip and gains 1,500 ft in elevation. Build your stamina and strength before you go.

Train for the Hike


Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and layers. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves for the chains.

Pack Smart


The hike starts at the Grotto shuttle stop and follows the West Rim Trail to Scout Lookout. Then, the fun begins.

Know the Route


The final half mile is along a narrow ridge with steep drop-offs. Use the chains for support and follow the etiquette.

Be safe on the Chains


You made it to the top! Take in the breathtaking scenery and snap some photos. You earned it!

Enjoy the Views


Going down can be harder than going up. Take your time, watch your footing, and let others pass if needed.

Descend Carefully


Leave no trace, stay on the trail, and do not feed the wildlife. Help preserve this amazing place for future generations.

Respect the Nature


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