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Zion National Park announces lottery info for Angels Landing hike

Dec 12, 2023, 3:25 PM | Updated: Jan 4, 2024, 2:10 pm

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FILE: This undated photo released by the Utah Office of Tourism shows Angels Landing in Zion National Park in Utah. (AP Photo/Utah Office of Tourism, Wm. Floyd Holdman)

(AP Photo/Utah Office of Tourism, Wm. Floyd Holdman)

SPRINGDALE, Utah – Zion National Park announced the hiking dates and lottery information for the Angels Landing trail on Monday.

People who want to hike the trail must hold a permit. The permits are a part of Zion National Park’s relatively new program known as the Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program, which started in 2022.

According to Zion National Park’s website, the pilot program is a lottery and anyone who applies for a permit will be put into a virtual drawing to receive a permit.

In a press release, Zion National Park announced the dates and times of the lottery to be open at 8 a.m. Mountain Standard Time from Jan. 1 to Jan. 20, April 1 to April 20, July 1 to July 20 and Oct. 1 to Oct. 20.

Dates and times for lotteries are as follows:

  • to hike between March 1 and May 31, 2024, the lottery begins at 8 a.m. on January 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2024.
  • to hike between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2024, the lottery begins at 8 a.m. on April 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 20, 2024.
  • to hike between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, 2024, the lottery begins at 8 a.m. on July 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on July 20, 2024.
  • to hike between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28, 2025, the lottery begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 20.

“We’ve issued hundreds of thousands of permits to hike to Angels Landing since the program began in 2022,” Jeff Bradybaugh, Zion National Park superintendent said.

“Visitors and rangers report that the program has been successful at reducing crowding and congestion, and we are building on this success as we prepare for 2024.” 

According to Zion National Park’s website, the park noticed a large number of hikers hiking the trail in 2019 and 2021 when they gave out shuttle tickets to their visitors. This was a cause for concern for the park, and that’s when the park came up with the Angels Landing Pilot Program.

In 2019 the park had 4,488,268 visitors and in 2021 the park had 5,039,835 visitors, according to Zion National Park.

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Zion National Park announces lottery info for Angels Landing hike