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Review of Angel's Landing

Angel's Landing
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Owner 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.
Reviewed October 22, 2011

Went to Zion for the day, arrived early afternoon and headed for Angels Landing, to look for California Condor. Was amazed but the cliffs and sheer scale of the place. Spotted a condor up high, perching on the dead pine on the ridge of Angels landing. Watched as "he" soared from the tree and landed about a third of the way down the cliff face. Superb, result considering Condor's are really hard to see anywhere.
I can only imagine the view from the top of Angels landing, having seen photo's and video's on youtube, not for me, very lazy and scared of heights, but to see a Condor soar in the sky up there would be amazing.
Simply superb place....

1  Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Wow. Zion is absolutely beautiful. And, like the rest of Utah, just when you think you've seen it, you go around a corner and some new formation, topography, flora, or scene arises in front of you, and you're amazed again.

We were only in Zion for a day and a half, so we only got to do one hike -- we chose the West Rim, starting at Emerald Ponds. Angel's Landing is a high outcropping on this path, but requires a slow climb up a chain to get to the peak (where many people have died by falling off). We though it looked cool, but there were SO MANY PEOPLE there, all climbing on this chain, head to backside, that that particular experience didn't seem worth it. So we kept hiking on the West Rim trial, and we weren't disappointed. Beautiful views over the canyon; high desert sand flats and striated rock formations; a falcon. Great hiking weather in early October, too.
I'd say skip the landing and continue on the trial, that's much less busy, much less dangerous, and just as beautiful.

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

The Angel's Landing trail can become very slippery when it is drizzling. I decided to turn back after about 100 feet when my feet started slipping. People coming down told me that that was the wise thing to do. There were, of course, some people who went up anyway (including one barefoot fool who ignored the chain at the beginning of the trail), but there have also been fatalities on this trail. Instead, I continued up the West Rim Trail and had a great view of Angel's Landing. Even better was the view the next day looking down from Observatory Point.

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Reviewed October 12, 2011

Yes, I love looking out over the grandeur of the Grand Canyon but it is inaccessible. Not so with Zion. You're in it! The shuttle bus service is wonderful and easy. Trails are well marked with varying degrees of difficulty. We stopped for lunch and ate on the 2nd floor deck of the Zion Canyon Lodge; great food, service, and scenery.

We stayed at the Quality Inn in Springdale which basically feels like it is in the park. It was convenient, clean, had a laundromat, and had fantastic views. We were so "taken" with the Spotted Dog restaurant across the street that we ate there both of the nights we stayed.

1  Thank Vaneta13
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

Do not read too much about how “difficult and scary that hike is”.
It is strenuous, but it is totally doable. I met 77 year old who made it without any problems.
Bring water and some food.

Tips:
- do it in fall - beginning of the October is the best.
- go early to beat the crowds
- do not do it if it rains

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