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Angels Landing in Winter

The top 3 most dangouse hike int he US in winter with tips on ice and snow condition.
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Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 2.6 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  This is one of the most dangous trail in American national park system. The last 0.5 mile is on the steap edge of tthe maountain. The ... more »

Tips:  If youare not afarid of height, this trail is rather simple in summer. But winter is not that cold in Zion. In early Feb., the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Starting of the trail

Over the bridge, is the trail head. The bridge is over virgin river.

2. The first set of swithbacks

The fist switchbacks are under the sunlight in the morning. There is no ice and rather warm in learly Feb.

3. The second set of switchbacks

4. Sign of warning and the last 0.5 mile of angles landing trail

Sign of warming: From 2004, there are x number of hikers died here... Your life is your responsibility. To the right is the last 0.5 mile of the angles landing trail and the real challenge.

5. Chain along the angles landing trail

There are chains alng the most steep trail. Part of the tail is icy in winter and very dangours. Additional traction is hgighly recommended. Glove is also recommended to hold on the cold chain. If there is too much ice and snow, turn back. Remember, your life is your responsibility. If you are not affraid of height and are reasonable;y prudent,... More

6. At the angles landing point

At the angles point, looking around you, you hve 360 degree of view to the valley.. The swithcbacks at the observation point hiking trail, the winding road in the valley make the hike worth it. There is hardly anybody here in the morning durig winter season. So you have all the views to yourself. That is the main reason you hike up there in the... More