Zion is an amazing place! I had no idea the size of this park before arriving. Massive sandstone peaks with names like The Great White Throne, and The Alter of Sacrifice tower over a thousand feet above the valley floor. Per usual, we were very unprepared for the busy National Park and had no reservations or any clue what we were going to do inside the park. We got very lucky scoring a spot in the Zion South Campsite later in the day, (We literally just asked someone if they would share with us because of course the site was full.)
We set up a quick camp and set out for the Hidden Canyon Trail. The Zion Canyon Road is only accessible via a shuttle system but it’s fast and effective. We took the Shuttle to the Weeping Rock Stop. The hike up to the Hidden Canyon is an awesome track that exposes you to trails along huge cliff faces. It is a climb to access the Hidden Canyon, but it’s not anything too difficult. We went up and back in about 3 hours. If we had more daylight we would have done the trail to Observation Point, which is supposed to be on of Zion’s best overlooks.
We woke up the next day, ate breakfast and prepared snacks and provisions for Narrows and Angels Landing. Unfortunately for us, The Narrows were closed due to high water levels. We didn't want to hike Angels Landing in the middle of the day due to crowds. So, we hung out in the valley for a bit and headed to Angels Landing around 4pm.
The trail to Angels Landing is 2.4 miles. It begins at the Grotto drop off point. The hike up to Angels Landing isn't too difficult it is all uphill, but it’s paved and it's a really nice trail. On the Angels Landing Trail, after you head up Walter’s Wiggles, if you have a fear of heights, you may struggle in points. You basically hike along a knife ridge, with the valley 1,400 feet below you, with only chains to hold onto. After a half mile of high risk hiking, you reach the 5,790 feet summit of Angels Landing and you will be glad you did this hike. The views from Angels Landing across the valley of the Great White Throne towering overhead are amazing. You will literally feel like an ant on top of this rock formation. It’s a hike you will definitely want to do while in Zion. We headed down and luckily caught the last shuttle back to the campsite.