Zion National Park – Angels Landing

Angels Landing is a 450m rock formation. Several people have died trying to get to the top. At its worst, there are steep drops either side of you as you ascend or descend its spine.

There are now chains to help you go up. Before getting to that stage you ascend 21 switchbacks, which have been cleverly carved out of the rock. They’re known as Walter’s Wiggles.

Provided you have a head for heights, the walk up is fine. You’re almost always able to hold onto the metal chains. When you look at a video, it’s frightening!

This hike is extremely popular. As a result, there’s a train of people going slowly up. There’s also a traffic jam coming down. Fortunately, strangers are always willing to help you if you need a hand.

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