This video sums up my adventure in Zion on the month of June and the month of september today Let's go Zion is located in the southen part of Utah Set “Zion National Park Visitor Center” on the navigation app and off you go The park has a shuttle system that takes you to the hiking trails a shuttle arrives every 10min or so We'll take the shuttle from where we have parked the car and where the visitor center is located at stop number 1 on the map we'll get off the shuttle on “The Grotto” at stop number 6 this is where our hike to Angels landing starts The trail starts with an easy walk along the virgin river but soon enough turns into a winding up hill climb After climbing for about 20 minutes the trail goes in a small creek and then keeps on zigzaging up until it gets to the “scouts lookout” point this point has an excellent view of the Zion canyon and is where the challenging part of the hike starts if you feel that walking on narrow trails with 1000 foot cliffs on either side is too much for you this is where you should turn back At most parts of the trail there are chains to hold on to don't be a smartass and hold a camera in your hands make sure to have your two hands free for holding on to something I had my GoPro set on my head strap so I could use my two hands There are those parts where no chains are available make sure to take extra care and always holdon to something Finally, after a steep climb we get to Angels landing A scenic view of the whole Canyon can be seen from the top Now we have to get down all the way back One of the main risks with this trail is the amount of people on it at times long lines of hikers are hanging between haven and earth one wrong step in going around one guy or the other and you find yourself diving down the 1000 foot walls Dude 1: would you do it again? Dude 1: would you do it again? Dude 2: this is again Dude 2: So you say it's mental Dude 2: Like, as in, you have to be mental Dude 1: YES!! You have to be mental Excscuse me Dude 3: And that's you were there, talking about Ahhhh.
!!!! Exactly The water canyon is located out-side of Zion National Park On the Navigation app set “Water Canyon Trailhead” the trail start where the Water Canyon Rd ends.
The hike is around 5 miles is strenuous and requires rappelling down 8 falls make sure to have the requiered equipment On our way we stumbled upon this cute little guy The climb is steep and at times dangerous but is well worth the effort While rappeling you have to keep steady and aligned with the rope The hardest part when rappelling is to let go of your legs and letting the rope supporting your body weight after having that done for few times all that is left is the andrenalin rush When hiking in slot canyons always make sure to check the weather forcast for rain and if rangers are around consult with them regarding flush flood warnings at certain parts of the trail scrambling gets quite technical This is the highest rappell dcown a 100 feet fall and into the water Make sure to dress up for water and have something dry to change by the end of the hike Since it was only me and Jack and Jack was always securing me there was no one to take footage of me rappelling down this is why you only see footage of Jack rappelling or footage taken from my head strapped GoPro That's is we are almost back where we have left the car after climbing up and rappeling down all the way back The Narrows is located in Zion National Park To get there get off the shuttle on stop #9 the Temple of Sinawava The trail is closed when the water level is too high it's usually open on July through August to the end of September When I have been there on June the trail was closed I have taken that hike 3 month after, on september The trail start on the river side walk this part of the trail is open all year around The Narrows trail start when the river side walk trail ends make sure to consult with the local rangesrs regarding flush flood warnings You should be ready to get wet head to toe The total lenght of the hike is 16 miles if you do it bottom to top you can turn back any time you want if however, you decide to do it top to bottom you can choose to camp on specific places along the trail and, more importantly you would need to get a permit The Orderville Canyon is a small stream that joins into the Narrows 1.
5 miles from it's bottom to top trailhead we'll hike a mile or so in it and then return to the main steam We're back on the Narrows walking in the stream can get challenging especially when the water are gushing and it is hard to see the rocks at the bottom At certain parts of the trail the water can get deep make sure to take all your belonging out of the pockets Make sure to start walking early enough so there would be less people on the trail.