Out and Back
You’ll find the trailhead at the bridge across from the Grotto Picnic Area in Zion Canyon. Follow the West Rim Trail before Angel’s Landing branches out on its own. Here the trail is well-maintained and fairly level, following the river. From there you’ll take the easy switchbacks that that lead you up the canyon wall to Refrigerator Canyon.
One of the world’s most renowned hikes, Angel’s Landing is a strenuous trail, including steep and narrow segments with exposure to long drop-offs, many of which include a chain to hold onto. The hike is about 5 miles round trip through Zion’s National Park.
Then it gets a little more aggressive when you start on the next series of 21 switchbacks called Walter’s Wiggles, which bring you up to Scout Look-out on the top of the ridge. Here you’ll find restrooms but no water. The final half mile gets pretty steep and you’ll find that the chains really come in handy! Angels Landing is best enjoyed spring through fall when the ice is melted. Best time to go is early in the day before the heat rises.