Zion - West Rim to Angels Landing

  • October 18, 2013 · 2:00 AM

Note: I split up the dates, so this is a backpack only, Also now leaving Friday afternoon, returning Monday late night. I split up the canoneering trip as a separate trip.

This is a moderately strenuous 3 day backpack (~9 miles/day). 

Friday evening: Drive to Zion.

Saturday: Drive to Hop Valley and start backpack to Wildcat Canyon (~7 miles).

Sunday: Backpack ~10 miles past Lava Point along West Rim Trail (click for more info) to group campsite (#4).

Monday: Backpack down to The Grotto. Short side trip to Angels Landing (click for more info). ~7.5miles. Leave back to the valley for a Monday late night return.

You will need: Backpacking gear for 3 days (warmer clothes for October weather at 7500', water containers for 1 night at dry camp).

Permit costs are about $20-$30/person, I will collect a $20 non-refundable deposit when you sign up. Contact me how to pay this via Paypal (or via check if you must).  ;)

Cheers,
-John

Note: This trip is cross-posted with the Tucson Backpackers.

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  • michael

    Wunderbar!

    October 24, 2013

  • John s.

    My camera died on the trip. Hope to get pictures soon and to post.

    October 24, 2013

  • Elena

    Can't wait to see the photos!

    I day-hiked West Rim and believe it is the most beautiful part of Zion!

    October 16, 2013

  • Venus

    Sorry about that guys! i looked at the cal. and i had conflicts i signed in on the different events same dates of this coming Sat. Maybe next time. Happy trip everyone!

    October 15, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi John, how many miles are we going between water sources on that dry stretch? Also, I'll bring cash to pay you if that's okay :-)

    October 14, 2013

  • michael

    Hope Zion Natl Park will be opened soon.

    October 1, 2013

    • michael

      Is there someone who will need a ride up to Zion? I live in Scottsdale.

      October 9, 2013

    • Caroline

      Hi Michael - I'd like to carpool from Scottsdale ... When were you planning on heading up/back ...?

      October 14, 2013

  • Venus

    john who's those people going to Tucson that i can get a ride that you mentioned earlier? So, i can ask them if i can carpool with them.

    October 14, 2013

  • michael

    Looks like a go for Zion! Paradise? C UThere Friday.

    October 14, 2013

  • Venus

    I do probably will need a ride. but i live in Tucson. hmmm?

    October 9, 2013

  • Venus

    hey john do you remember me? well, i would like to go but I'm here in Tucson how to meet about if I'm in Tucson? can i get a carpool?

    October 1, 2013

    • John s.

      There will be rides going from Tucson.

      October 3, 2013

    • Venus

      so i guest I'm going then, can i get a carpool too?

      October 4, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi John,
    Trying to learn more about this trip but links are not working due to gov't shutdown. :-( Will try again later.

    October 1, 2013

  • Ivanka

    I am sorry to cancel the Zion trip. A project implementation is scheduled for that weekend.

    September 29, 2013

  • Rocky

    What a great trip - wish I could go!

    September 17, 2013

  • Jay D

    Doing Bisbee 1000 stair climb on the 19th, would have really liked to have gone. Hope to see the trip posted again.

    September 17, 2013

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