Angels Landing is one of Zion’s most well known hikes, mostly do the the sketchy climb you have to do the make it to the top to see the amazing views. Thankfully the chains were just reopened when we visited and were able to make to most of the way to the top of Angels Landing. The hike is paved for the first half and features a long incline with switchbacks and beautiful views. The last part to get up to Angels Landing is pretty steep and not for the faint of heart or those scared of heights. It gets pretty narrow, and can be especially hard on a busy day. It’s worth the hike up even if you skip the last ascent.
We combined Angels Landing with parts of West Rim Trail and Emerald Pools trails to get about a 10 mile hike in. Every part of the trail is beautiful and I highly suggest it.
Length: 5-10 miles
Good for kids: everything except the final ascent to Angels Landing, which you can skip. The trail is pretty steep, so be aware. If you want a less steep hike, check out Emerald Pools.
Notes: Zion is a National Park and only accessible via shuttles. You need to be sure to reserve your shuttle pass in advance.