This is one of the most unique and thrilling hiking trails in any of the national parks The trail to the top takes you along the narrow spine of a highly exposed sandstone fin, complete with chains to help you reach the summit. The clincher for most hikers is the last half-mile to the top, where you must climb along the narrow ridge that has dizzying drop-offs on both sides—nearly a 1200 foot drop on one side and over 800 feet down on the other. When you reach the top, stunning valley views and canyon vistas spread out as far as the eye can see—a spectacular award for those who brave the climb. This was a spectacular climb as I kept plodding on trying to juggle my camera whilst climbing up a narrow arete using chains – not an easy thing – but boy was it worth it.
I can definitely say that this was the best hike that I have ever done anywhere in the world and that even includes my beloved Lake District in England!!

I am a professional landscape photographer specialising in images of the English Lake District, Scotland, Northern England and the USA.

I sell my work on-line from my website www.martinlawrencephotography.com exhibit in galleries and hold occasional exhibitions in Keswick and the North-West of England.

I supply images for calendars, websites, books, magazines and brochures and contribute to stock libraries.

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  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 3 years ago

    You are one of the privileged to have made the trip. Thanks for showing us.

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    I fell dizzy just looking at the pathway. Wonderful shot

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richard7 months ago

    WOW…I don’t think you could pay me enough to walk this. Does one go to the top?

  • Yes this goes to the top and you have to hold on to the rails especially when people are coming down and your going up. I have sold more of this image on redbubble than all of my others put together

    – Martin Lawrence

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