Yes, people have died falling from the cliffs on this route, but, you have to do this amazing hike before you die.
People Have Died On This Hike
Forget about the fact that just before you get off the bus at the Angels Landing trailhead the last words you hear over the speakers are, "People have died on this hike." It is specifically pointed out that people with a fear of heights should not do this hike.
Yes, it's true, a handful of people have died on this hike over the years, but, the fact is, hundreds of people hike to the top of Angels Landing daily without incident, injury, or death. I am one of those people. I hiked it and lived to tell about it.
The Amazing Zion National Park
Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful and worthy of a visit regardless of your age or hiking ability. It's no surprise that Zion is one of the most visited national parks in the country. However, the big draw, honestly, is Angels Landing. It's like no hike you have ever done.
The Angels Landing hike is about 5 miles round trip and three-quarters of the hike up is on a very nicely paved, continuously inclining path. It's the last half mile or so of the hike that will make this the most memorable hike of your life.
Amazing Angels Landing Hike in Zion National Park
Angels Landing was the coolest and most thrilling hike I have ever experienced in my life. While there are plenty of other great hiking trails in Zion, this is the granddaddy of them all. Whether you are able to reach the very top or not, Angels Landing is a hike that needs to go on the very top of your hiking bucket list.
The Amazing Road Trip to Bryce National Park is Just Five Hours From Grand Junction
Bryce Cayon National Park
is just five hours west of Grand Junction, yet so many people have never been there. The main reason for this has to be because they simply don't know what they are missing.
The best way I could describe Bryce is to think of the Colorado National Monument
. Imagine something that is nearly twice as large and even more scenic. That would get you on the way to understanding exactly what you will find at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Take A Hike To Western Colorado's Rattlesnake Arches
welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world every year who come to enjoy the scenic beauty of Arches National Park. It's a fascinating place, to be sure, but western Colorado
is home to the world's second-largest collection of natural arches and they are nothing short of amazing. For those that make the journey, it is a first-hand look at 35 natural arches including eight "major" arches that have been in the works for over 175 million years.
There's more than one way to get to the Rattlesnake Arches in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.
Consequently, there may be some confusion on exactly what it takes to get there. One option is a challenging 15-roundtrip hike from the Pollock Bench Trailhead, which certainly is no cakewalk. Another option is a 4-8 mile roundtrip trek from the Rattlesnake Arches Trailhead.