The One-Of-A-Kind Trail In Utah With Drop-Offs And Switchbacks Is Quite The Hike
Angels Landing is one of the most famous hikes in Zion National Park. With views of the entire valley and a hiking trail that takes you along switchbacks, heart-stopping cliffs, and to breathtaking views, it is easy to see why. The trail is extremely popular and provides visitors with a hike much different than other hikes in the area, as the last half-mile requires hikers to use chains for balance and support!
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Aerial Footage Of Angels Landing
Are you interested in seeing how high Angels Landing actually is? Check out this drone footage, posted on YouTube by Andrew Knugl in January 2016, before you go. Not only will you get to see this breathtaking area during the winter months, but can receive an incredible perspective of this gorgeous place. If you’re afraid of heights, or unable to make this hike because of health concerns, this is the very best way to enjoy the view from the top!
Remember, Angels Landing isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you are up for it, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Zion Canyon below. Over 300,000 people climb to the top of Angels Landing every year; will you be next?
Be sure to let us know about your experience on this incredible hiking trail in Zion National Park in the comments. We’d also love to hear about your visit to Angels Landing Campground and other areas around the park. You can also learn more about Zion National Park and some of its many hiking trails on the National Park Service website. And, if you are planning to tackle any hiking trail in Zion National Park, make sure you are prepared. Check out our ultimate hiking list, featuring 75 must-have hiking accessories.
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Best National Parks to visit in Utah
What are the best National 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 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 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 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 is massive! 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 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.