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Can’t say enough about Bryce Canyon. It’s simply one of the more beautiful natural spectacles in the United States. This trail, specifically, is one of the most popular, giving you the best views on a simple, short hike.

Bryce is so breathtakingly beautiful and this trail is Bryce at its best. That said it’s strenuous and one does encounter horses and their excrement. Give yourself time and you’ll be glad you did it.

There’s not a lot to say that hasn’t already been said, this trail is incredible but not for the faint of heart. Go early or late in the day to avoid the crowds, bring gloves with good grip for holding onto the chains on the rocks. If you do get scared, please move off the trail! There were several people that were clinging on to the chains, holding on for dear life, sitting on the ground in the middle of the walkways, making it very dangerous for the rest of us.

I bought the shirt, and then I had to do it. Tip: go as early as you can get in the park. The crowds start coming after that, and you do NOT want to be stuck behind them when you're all hanging on the side of a cliff holding the same chain. Plus, there are people coming up who are not prepared or in shape for this hike and you do not want to get stuck behind them. Great hike if you don't mind a little fear factor. I'm not afraid of heights, but even I was a little uncertain in some parts. Just keep climbing.

Amazing! Easy hike but be very very careful with navigation, you can get lost easily.

must do hike!!! go early.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful

Great hike but WAY TOO many people on the chain!! Too close for comfort in my opinion!

Wonderful hike! I could not do the chain section - vertigo took over but we hiked part way up the West Rim and had a spectacular view of the valley.

This was a hike that was beautiful and a good workout that ended at one of the most beautiful natural shrines I have seen. A highlight on a trip full of great hikes!

Fun and Very easy hike with a well maintained trail at the beginning and Not too much shade. People make it sound hard but theres nothing hard about this trail for the active person. although In summer is really crowded with ppl which really sucks a lot. Nice views at the top and overall good experience. Is one of those hikes that you must do once but not twice. In my opinion if you're there for a day the narrows are better but if you can do both trails then might as well do them.

We enjoyed this hike, we made it on the first shuttle. I would not go if you don't make it early. Also seemed to be not as dangerous as all the hype, I am sure it is worse with more people on it. Hidden canyon seemed more precarious.

Very beautiful views from the top.
It is marked as “hard” for a reason. 1/3 of the trial is with chains and very steep cliffs. I would not recommend this for the kids or someone who is very scared heights. We started at 9am and was getting crowded already, like everyone hike the early you go the less people you will meet.

A must in Zion. If you are scared of heights, skip the last 0.5 miles climb to Angel's landing and turn around at Scout's lookout. (Totally worth it too)

Recommend you do the loop in anti clockwise direction going down the Navajo trail.

I siked myself out the night before this hike by watching videos and reading reviews. I was seriously having a panic attack because I’m deathly afraid of heights. I actually found the hike to be very easy! Once you’re past the switchbacks and start the chains, it’s mainly using arm strength to hold and pull yourself up over rocks. The heights was not that bad! The videos made it look scarier than it actually was. I also recommend going very early to beat the crowds because you do end up having to wait for people to pass on the chains a lot if it’s crowded. I went at 6am and it was almost empty! If you like this hike, I would also highly recommend Observation Point. I found the scenery at OP to be even nicer than AL since it’s higher and you get more of the overall view of the park.

Great hike with amazing views. Parked at bus station 3 intersection very early in the morning and walked to trail head. This allowed me to beat the crowds and view the sunrise at the summit.

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Came here on Friday the 13th. Amazing views before descending down the switchbacks. Went from sunset point to Navajo loop and connected to queens garden. Wall Street side was closed as of the 13th.

We only was able to see the upper part , the lower hike was canceled because was to windy and rocks were coming down.
The experience was amazing, the whole canyon is Soooo beautiful. Be prepared to be surrounded with a lot of other hikers, it is challenging to take pictures and we got rained with sand because of the wind. Cover your camera from the sand.

Amazing hike but not as scary as it’s cut out to be. Start early. Switchbacks are tiring and super steep.

Absolutely stunning. Tough hike but oh so worth it!!

We went this morning little after 9am. No problem with parking. It was already getting crowded with many hikers. I would suggest to walk to the right and climb the rocks, to get away from crowds, and enjoy the view in quite atmosphere.
Views from the top are amazing and worth it the hike.
There is no railings so keep your kids and dogs near you. They are building new trails and look out.

Absolutely stunning views. The red rocks are some of my favorites. Such a beautiful hike. Exhilarating and gets your adrenaline pumping. Highly recommend.

So beautiful and exhilarating! One of the best hikes I’ve done of all time. If you don’t like heights, stay away.

We lucked out and missed the crowds because of rain and a storm in the distance. We had a guide that made me feel safe, since this was my first time and I was a little nervous. I also have a fear of heights, but I conquered that fear. The views are absolutely breathtaking. There is a sense of camaraderie on the trail itself. Everyone was working towards the same goal. I felt like I had accomplished a great feat when I made it back down. It was hard. I was scared. But it was so worth it. I highly recommend this hike. Be prepared when you go, people have died on this hike.

walking
10 days ago

It’s about 45min walk with absolutely amazing rock formations and colors to watch... one of the most enchanted places I’ve seen so far...

The last third of the hike is by far the scariest thing I’ve ever done. When you’re back on solid ground, all you can feel is.... victory.

If you can, stay in the Zion Lodge, get up a half hour before dawn and set out walking to the trailhead along the Grotto trail. We avoided the big crowds and had a mind-blowing sunrise view. A painfully early wake-up call will hurt but it is so, so worth it. We went in early April and needed a LOT of layers, with temps varying from below freezing In the morning to the 60s by mid-day. This one’s not for the faint of heart, so plan well and don’t attempt if you can’t stomach the idea of a narrow trail with steep drop offs on either side.

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