Angels Landing Permit Requirements for 2023

Angels Landing Permit Requirements for 2023

Angels Landing is one of the most popular hikes in Zion National Park, and for good reason. The views from the top are simply stunning, and the hike itself is challenging and rewarding. However, due to the popularity of the hike, the National Park Service requires permits for all hikers who want to go to the summit.

How to Get a Permit

There are two ways to get a permit to hike Angels Landing:

  • Seasonal Lottery: The first way to get a permit is to enter the lottery. The lottery is open four times a year: but there are only 2 lotteries left for 2023 as of this writing. (Links at end of the article.) To enter the lottery, you must create an account on and submit an application. The cost of an application is $6 per person.

  • The Day-before Lottery: If you don't win a permit in the regular lottery, you can try your luck in the day-before lottery. The day-before lottery opens every day at 12:01 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) the day before you want to hike Angels Landing. 

What You Need to Bring

In addition to your permit, there are a few other things you'll need to bring with you on your hike to Angels Landing:

  • A good pair of hiking footwear: The hike to Angels Landing is challenging, and you'll need a good pair of hiking footwear to protect your feet.

  • A lot of water: The hike to Angels Landing is long and strenuous, so you'll need to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

  • A snack: It's also a good idea to bring a snack with you to refuel along the way.

  • A first-aid kit: It's always a good idea to bring a first-aid kit with you on any hike, just in case of an emergency.

  • Sun protection: The sun can be very strong in Zion National Park, so be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

  • A rain jacket: The weather in Zion National Park can change quickly, so it's a good idea to bring a rain jacket with you just in case.

Tips for Hiking Angels Landing

Here are a few tips for hiking Angels Landing:

  • Start early: The hike to Angels Landing is popular, and the crowds can get bad, especially in the summer. To avoid the crowds, start your hike early in the morning.

  • Take your time: The hike to Angels Landing is challenging, and it's important to take your time. Don't rush, and be sure to enjoy the views along the way.

  • Be careful: The hike to Angels Landing is steep and narrow, and there are some areas where you'll have to use chains to help you get up. Be careful, and don't do anything you're not comfortable with.

  • Turn back if you're not feeling well: If you're not feeling well, don't push yourself. Turn back and hike back to the trailhead.

Hike Safe!

Hiking Angels Landing is a great way to experience the beauty of Zion National Park. However, it's important to hike safe and be aware of the risks involved. By following these tips, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable hike.

Additional Information

  • The Angels Landing hike is 5.4 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1,488 feet.

  • The hike is considered strenuous and should not be attempted by children or people with mobility issues.

  • The trail is open from sunrise to sunset.

  • Dogs are not allowed on the Angels Landing trail.

  • There are no restrooms on the trail.

  • The nearest restrooms are located at the trailhead.

  • There is no cell phone service on the trail.

  • Be sure to let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back.

Helpful Links:

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