October 16-19, 2017
Angels’ Landing is probably Zion’s most popular strenuous hike, it’s 5 miles round trip with some steep switchbacks, drop offs and an elevation gain of 1500 ft. To summit this mountain, there are chains bolted into the rocks to assist climbers in some of the more challenging parts of the hike. We got up early to avoid the heat but it turned out to be a more chilly day and perfect hiking conditions.
If your traveling around Zion on their free shuttle, which I highly recommend, the Narrows is the last stop and about a mile walk from the Temple of Sinawava. The Narrows is the narrowest part of Zion Canyon and you can walk in the Virgin River wading upstream to explore as much or as little as you want. Unfortunately we were not prepared for that type of hike...next time!