Plate 1197X. Angels Landing 1872 – 2006 Viewed north to Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The Virgin River has changed channels and downcut. Today, willow and cottonwood regeneration are absent due to repeated browsing of seedlings by an unnatural concentration of mule deer (Ripple and Beschta 2006). Pinyon, juniper, and turbinella oak have increased on the slope below Angels Landing. The Park Service has established a trail in the cliff face below the notch to the left of Angels Landing. One fork of that trail goes to the West Rim, while the other takes hikers to the top of Angels Landing.
Original photograph taken by John Hillers (No. 617) in 1872; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 6, 2006 - - Photo No. 5635-22A. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.
South West: Section 2, Range 10 West, Township 41 South; UTM 327200 E, 4125700 N; elevation 4,280 ft.