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Angel's Landing Hike - Most interesting hike so far!!

Angel's landing hike is a classic hike in the Zion National Park and has been the most interesting hike to me so far. The Zion National Park is known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views; doing this hike and reaching the Angel's landing point only proved this point. Particularly in this case, I thought the journey was more interesting than the destination itself. Let me tell you why.

Our hike started along the 'West Rim Trail' at 'Grotto Trailhead' in the Zion's main canyon on a pleasant afternoon during the Thanksgiving weekend in November. It followed an innocuous looking paved path for about 2 miles to reach a point called 'Scout's Lookout.' So far, the hike was normal and the views were good.  It took about an hour to leisurely reach there and relax a bit. At this point, we were already at about a 1000 ft elevation from the main canyon. It is at this point we had to decide if we wanted to leave the West Rim Trail to do the final h…