Angel’s Landing In Utah’s Zion National Park Really Is Like Hiking In Heaven
If you have visited Zion National Park, you probably saw (or even hiked) Angel’s Landing. If you haven’t been to Zion yet, you would probably still recognize this iconic rock from photos as Zion National Park is probably the best national park to visit in Utah. The march to the peak isn’t for the faint hearted; it’s only 2.4 miles long, but includes 21 narrow switchbacks and climbs more than 1,000 feet in elevation. It isn’t easy, but the view from the top is absolutely heavenly.
This stunning video, shot and shared on YouTube by Amazing Places on Our Planet, shows off Angel’s Landing, as well as another famous spot to explore in the park – The Virgin Narrows. This hike leads you along the Virgin River and through an incredible slot canyon. The majority of this 3.6-mile-long hike is actually done in the river, as the canyon is so narrow that the Virgin River flows wall-to-wall. The Narrows is considered one of the best hikes in the United States. Both of these beautiful hikes are so incredibly otherworldly that you may think you’ve died and gone to heaven.
This video was shared by Amazing Places on Our Planet on YouTube. This is one channel you definitely need to check out – there are hundreds of other videos from the most beautiful places around the globe!
Best National Parks To Visit In Utah
Best Parks in Utah
Utah is well known for having some of the best national parks and nature areas in the entire country. In fact, there are five National Parks in Utah, that together, are known as the Mighty Five. These include Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park.
Each of these National Parks offers something different, and you could easily spend a week visiting each one!
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon has rock formations unlike any you have ever seen. A short walk will bring you to both Sunrise and Sunset Points, which are incredible for watching the sunrise and sunset over the amphitheater.
Zion National Park
Zion may be the most famous National Park in Utah and is home to many iconic hikes. Angel’s Landing may be the most iconic hike, which will bring you up a narrow cliffside to incredible views of the entire valley below. Other hikes will bring you through narrow paths carved in rocks, and sometimes even through water!
Arches National Park
Arches National Park is appropriately named, and the rock arches in this park are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Arches National Park is home to plenty of famous nature photoshoots, and there is nothing quite like watching the sunrise through one of these giant arches.
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park is giant! It’s broken up into three separate sections, and each section has a very different landscape. Canyonlands has arches, canyons, and incredible rock formations, and is well worth the visit.
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park was first designated as a national monument by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937. Today, it is a national park covered in sandstone cliffs and breathtaking views and is popular for hiking, backpacking, and canyoneering.