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Angel's Landing

West Rim Trail, Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, National Parks, Trails
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Description: Angel's Landing is one of Zion's most spectular scenic outlooks; it can be reached only by a very demanding hike on the West Rim Trail.
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Salt Lake City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This hike was beautiful. Pretty strenuous going up. Lots of switchbacks climbing up. Amazing views. The "Wiggles" area is amazing just to see how they made the trail up there. We didn't go to the very top of Angels - too scary. Just stopped up where the chains start - that is still worth it.

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Dunfermline
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We set off into the park by good time in the morning and took the bus straight to the drop off point for the hike. A ranger was on our bus and promised us the opportunity to hold a condor feather if we reached Scout's lookout. The early part of the hike isn't too stressful, but then you start some... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Make no mistake, this hike is all uphill but there are plenty of places to rest along the way. I did not drink water because I didn't want to get stuck having no restroom to use. However, there is an outhouse at the end of the trail for "emergency purposes". The views are beautiful and you do not need to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I would suggest starting early before it gets hot and crowded. Take lots of water, lots of food and a fleece. The views are so beautiful. My husband and I didn't hike the last half mile, but our son did. We had to take lots of breaks on the way up. You should stop, look around and take pictures anyway,... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You don't have to go any further than Scouts Lookout to enjoy this beautiful hike. Other climbers make the last bit to Angels Landing too stressful to be risked. Why parents are foolish enough to take young children up the last climb I cannot imagine, it only puts everyone at risk. There is lots to see and enjoy from Scouts... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The best hike I have ever done, however, not for those who have trouble with heights or are not physically fit. Most of the hike is a series of switchbacks with a great view of the canyon on the climb. The last portion was a great adrenaline trip with a difficult climb and a 1000 foot drop on both sides... More

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Vienna, VA
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Okay, we chickened out. Shortly after Scout Landing, where the trail got real narrow and the drop-offs were incredibly sheer, the wind of 1-2 knots picked up to almost 3 knots and we were overwhelmed with sheer terror. Okay, maybe an exaggeration, but this is a very challenging trek and we were not afraid to say, not today. The view... More

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Bend, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We didn't take this hike, but we saw those on top who did. They must have had a spectacular view of the area. It's about a five-hour hike.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It took all the gumption I could muster to get through this hike. Sheer drops off vertical cliffs just inches away from the swaying chain handrail make for an acrophobic's worst nightmare, but if you have the chops to finish this hike all the way to the top, you'll never forget the view. We saw a big tarantula right on... More

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Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It seems everyone wants to visit Angel's Landing these days. My first trip up several years ago this same time of year, I encountered maybe 6 people on the trail and about a half-dozen between Scout's and Angels. This year it looked like a convention on the trails. That's ok but there were a lot of people who looked very... More

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