Angels Landing permit system at Zion National Park
St. George, Utah — For those who want to hike Angels Landing at Zion National Park, a permit is now required. According to some of the first people to hike it with the new system in place, it was less crowded and felt safer.
The reduced crowding and enhanced safety is exactly why the new pilot program was put into place, park visitor use manager Susan McPartland said.
As visitation has risen in recent years, park officials hope it will to improve people’s experience.
There are two lotteries for Angels Landing. The seasonal one opens months in advance and the other can be entered the day before hiking it. McPartland emphasized that it’s a pilot program and may require some tweaks.