Angel’s Landing

So there’s this 1,200 foot sandstone fin erupting from the floor of the Virgin River and we can climb on it. Yes, it’s a highly-trafficked, half-paved tourist draw. It’s also a symbol of what makes everything about our national park system so great. It’s the spine of an epic rock beast hibernating face down that has had chains punched into its narrow, sloping icy steps so people can climb on it to gaze down a narrow, snaking valley. It’s just awesome, no matter how many times you’ve been up there.

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