Strenuous and partly demanding climb up to a wonderfol lookout above Zion National Park
"Angels Landing" is the name of a scenic lookout platform in the middle of Zion Canyon. The peak measures 1765 m and is surrounded by the Big Bend of the Virgin River. Due to this exposed position, you have a wonderful view into different parts of the canyon.
The tour is only 7 km long, nevertheless it is only suitable for experienced hikers. Especially the last metres up to the top require mountain experience, safe walking in difficult terrain and absence of vertigo. You will be climbing up the rough mountain side and an exposed ridge without steps or handrails. There is just a steel chain to hold on.
Anyone who doesn't want to climb the last part up to the peak, can enjoy the wonderful views from the level plateau beneath.
During summer, it is extremely hot inside Zion Canyon. You should start the tour either early in the morning or in the late afternoon. The climb from Scout's Lookout to the Angels Landing is short, nevertheless you should allow at least an hour for the one-way journey.
Sturdy shoes, sun protection, enough drinking water (a minimum of 3 litres/person), food