Angel's Landing - Zion National Park Utah
Oct 12, 2010Public
Photo: Angel's Landing - Zion National Park Utah
Photo: Angel's Landing - Zion Utah... the write-ups on this hike are daunting with sheer cliff drop-offs on either side of a narrow .5 mile ridge, and only chains to hold onto for safety. Just 5 miles round trip, this hike takes you up 1700ft in 2.5 miles to the 5790ft top of Angel's Landing. Go Virtual hike with us through Refrigerator Canyon, up the 21 switchbacks of Walters Wiggles, and get a REAL feel of what it's like to climb up that narrow cliff ridge to one of the most popular hikes in Zion National Park.
Photo: The hike for Angel's Landing starts at The Grotto on the West Rim Trail
Photo: Heading across the bridge toward the West Rim Trail...
Photo: The hike to Angel's Landing is only 5 miles round-trip
Photo: The beginning of the hike follows the North Fork Virgin River...
Photo: Looming high above at 5790ft elevation - is Angel's Landing - and yes we're going up there!  Let's GO!!  :)
Photo: Sheared cliff walls make Zion National Park one of the most popular areas for rock climbing.  I'll stick to showing you the trail...
Photo: Just a little bit of goofy fun...
Photo: Looking down at what we've switchbacked up...
Photo: Hikers along the cliff trail...
Photo: Almost up to Refrigerator Canyon...
Photo: Looking back...
Photo: Entering Refrigerator Canyon - the temps drop to a delicious cool...
Photo: Heading up to start the switchbacks of Walters Wiggles...
Photo: Walters Wiggles has 21 short switchbacks up to Scout Lookout - where the .05 mile ridge to Angel's Landing starts...
Photo: Heading out of the Walters Wiggles switchbacks...
Photo: Ahead is Scout Lookout - junction to Angel's Landing to your right and the West Rim Trail to your left
Photo: Michael, Esther, Paul, Deb and Nunya
Photo: View over to our (now) right...
Photo: And NOW the Real Fun begins.... !!!
Photo: Beginning the .05 mile out to Angel's Landing...
Photo: Pausing for a moment to consume some calories...
Photo: View down to our left...