Angels Landing in the US is an extreme trekking path, up and down the rocky hills of the right and left is bottomless. Angels Landing is located in Zion National Park, one of the national parks in the State of Utah, USA. From Salt Lake, the capital of the state of Utah, it takes an hour to fly a plane to the city of St. George. From there, it takes an hour by car.
With the information from the official website of Zion National Park, Angels Landing is a trekking path along the 8 km. This is not the usual trekking paths, but were on the ridge rocky hills and valleys with the highest point 500 meters above sea level. Although only 8 km, in fact the average of the hikers spend 4 to 5 hours to explore it. Many travel sites that mention that, Angels Landing is one of the most extreme trekking trails in the world!
Why labeled extreme? Look at its trekking path. That is a path that up and down in the rocky hills is barren, like a canyon. Only a chain that stretches alone, which becomes a safety to hold all the way. On the right and left along the way, is a ravine with a depth of hundreds of meters. Legs must step carefully because the land is barren and dusty. Having done a lot of research, apparently the contours of the land there have not changed since 270 million years ago!
Utah tourism’s official website writes, the difficulty level of trekking in the Angels Landing is dangerous. The hikers are advised to wear trekking gear must complete and meet the standards, such as the proper trekking shoes. During the rainy season, Angels Landing will be closed because it is dangerous.
The hikers also have to equip themselves with the drinking water. In addition to the track, if the weather is at its hottest and the body will be tired and dehydrated because of sunburn. Moreover, the track is up and down, with a slope of nearly 90°.
For hikers who want to explore the Angels Landing, required to report to the manager of Zion National Park. Access to it from the national park entrance, only provided a special bus. During the journey, hikers also have to help each of the other hikers.
Although quite difficult, along the trekking path presented beautiful scenery. In the form of barren hills and valleys with rivers flowing underneath. The soil is red, make Angels Landing is similar to a landscape in Grand Canyon, Arizona.
Giving the name “Angels Landing”, apparently has a history of its own. In 1916, a group of hikers who explored Zion National Park discovered the stone hills. They tried to explore and open lines. However, because the track is difficult and up and down, they gave up. They also mentioned, only an angel could come down here. Then, they called the rocky hills with the name “Angels Landing”.
Decades later in 1930, the other hikers apparently managed to open the path and explore the Angels Landing. Until now, the hikers of the world also flocked there to try to feel the sensation of trekking in ‘where angels landing’ is.