Angels Landing Private Day Hike

Zion National Park
5.0 (15 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Very exciting adventure
  • Challenging & fulfilling hike
  • Top-shelf backpack & trekking poles
  • Breathtaking views & exposure
  • Amazing natural and cultural history
  • Tasty trail snacks & picnic lunch

Description

Angels Landing is one of the most famous and exciting hikes in any of America’s national parks. We begin in the valley and switchback up an improved trail for nearly 1500 feet. The trail tops out on a tower with vertical dropoffs on nearly every side. We follow along a narrow, exposed fin of rock with dizzying drop-offs on both sides. The pinnacle of our hike is a lofty perch, providing absolutely magnificent 360 degree views. We’ll enjoy lunch here at this truly amazing spot, then descend back to the valley floor.

Please note: this hike is not for the faint-of-heart or for anyone with a significant fear of heights. Reaching the top requires passing a very exposed section of hiking/climbing where a slip or fall would most likely be fatal. We also do not operate this tour from November through mid March due to very dangerous ice that can persist on the trail.

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)


Angels Landing Permit Deadlines

Hiking to the top of Angels Landing requires permits which are included on our tours. However, it’s important to book your spot(s) before the following deadlines:

  • Tours in April – book before March 10th
  • Tours May through August – book before March 25th
  • Tours September through October – book before July 1

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4-6 Hours
$175-$550 Per Person
Season: Apr 1-Oct 31

Season: Apr 1-Oct 31

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Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Trip Length: 4-6 Hours
Distance: 5MI / 8KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2

Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

SUMMARY OF DIFFICULTY
This hike has extreme exposure with long drop-offs, and is a strenuous climb. It is not for young children or anyone fearful of heights. A portion of the hike is paved, but the last section runs along the spine of a steep, narrow ridge to the summit with drop-offs on both sides. There are chains that hikers can grab onto on some of the very exposed sections. Unfortunately, people fall to their deaths occasionally from Angels Landing, so be sure you’re physically and mentally prepared for this hike. If you are, you’ll have an amazing time!

Hiking Distances:

5 mi

Backpack Weight:

8-12 lbs

Terrain:

Significantly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

1600 ft

Heights Exposure:

Extreme

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP

  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 4-6 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on a trail that ranges from paved to rocky and rugged with extreme exposure. Balance is critical on the most exposed sections.
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.

SOLITUDE LEVEL 1

  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves
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Rates

Rates

  • 1 person: $550
  • 2 people: $275 per person
  • 3 people: $245 per person
  • 4-5 people: $205 per person
  • 6-7 people: $175 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include Utah sales tax (6.75%) or guide gratuity

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

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Available to Book

AVAILABLE TO BOOK

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GOING FAST

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Request a Reservation

REQUEST A RESERVATION

This trip is exclusively booked through customer service due to logistics with lodging, permits, staffing, availability, or something else. Please contact us online or call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to request a reservation.

Tour dates reflect the default price for 2 guests. The price will adjust based on the size of your group. 

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • Day permit to ascend Angels Landing (limited availability)
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter

What's Not Included (Required)

  • Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)
  • Sunhat

What's Not Included (Recommended)

  • A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Sunglasses
  • Knee braces (if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide

Food: What To Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

You will rendezvous with your guide outside the visitor center inside Zion National Park (see map). Your guide will contact you approximately 7 days before your hike to coordinate this rendezvous and answer any questions you have.

Start Times

  • March 15 – May 16: 7am
  • May 17 – Sept 26: 6am
  • Sept 27 – Oct 25: 7am

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather In The Southern Utah

Weather in Southern Utah
Southern Utah is a high desert where the weather can vary significantly based on elevation and season. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). The ideal time to be in the Canyon Country is Spring and Fall.

Read below for sample average high and low temperatures in Zion National Park:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Month
High
Low
January
54°
30°
February
59°
34°
March
66°
39°
April
75°
45°
May
86°
54°
June
95°
63°
July
100°
70°
August
99°
68°
September
91°
61°
October
79°
48°
November
64°
37°
December
54°
30°

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (15 reviews)
Stokes S
5.0

Best of my life

26 days ago

Having a guide is important, speaking as a healthy, flexible, 60 yr old for a hike like this. My wife and I met our guide, Nolan, at the base of Angels Landing, who had instant rapor building skills in an environment that requires rapid trust establishment. This guy was on it....was socialable,...a historian, trustworthy, and paid attention to details. He made this hike the best of my life. Ask for Nolan.

Tracy M
5.0

Awesome Experience from Start to Finish

2 months ago

Our experience with Wildland Trekking was excellent from start to finish. Our guide, Nolan, was knowledgeable, communicated clearly and set up terrific snacks and a great lunch to round out the day. Awesome experience from start to finish.

Zachary K
5.0

Very Happy

2 months ago

Had a great experience hiking Zion with Nolan. Experienced, knowledgeable and his pacing were all superb. Toured both Angels Landing and The Narrows. Nolan gave us great tips on what to see and provided a gourmet lunch along with companionship. We are very happy with WIldland Trekking and Nolan.

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