How Long Does Angels Landing Take?
Are you wondering how long does Angels Landing take to hike? This answer can vary dramatically depending on several key factors: Age, experience and physical fitness.
Angels Landing is measured at 2.4 miles (3.9 km) in length, the last half-mile of which is considered far more strenuous than the initial walkabout sections. This last push of the hike is littered with steep drop offs and narrow paths – the park provides chains to grip for you to conquer the summit at 5,790 feet.
The average time to complete Angels Landing is anywhere around an 1.5 – 2 hours, from departure to return. While the majority of the trail can be considered easy to moderate stretches of terrain, the last stretch is considered more intensive and difficult – how you fare in the last stretch will really determine your speed of completion.
Hiking Angels Trumpet will generally take you longer than the average hike for different reasons than the rough terrain near the summit – there’s an overwhelming amount of views to enjoy that will stop you in your tracks. You may even consider adding at least 45 – 60 minutes of time to your completion rate if you’re the photogenic type.
Remember to enjoy the trail and travel at a reasonable enough speed to conserve your energy toward the back end – you’ll need it!
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