The Reality Of Hiking Utah’s Most Popular Trails Might Surprise You
Getting out on Utah’s hiking trails is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Beehive State, but the experience might not always live up to your expectations. While you might envision a peaceful, quiet walk through nature, that’s not always reality.
**The Angel’s Landing Trail in Zion National Park is currently closed, due to flooding on July 11, 2018. For updates regarding closures, click here.**
Both hikes are absolutely beautiful, but to avoid disappointment, you should know going in that these trails experience high traffic during peak months. If you’re looking for a more peaceful hiking experience, visit during the low season – November through March, or ask the park rangers about less-popular (and often, equally as beautiful) trails.
Take a look at this video posted on YouTube by Amazing Places on Our Planet. It gives you a good idea of what to expect on these two trails if you’re hiking during the summer:
We’d love to hear your stories about hiking Angel’s Landing and Zion Narrows!
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