Would You Climb a “Sky Ladder” Hanging 400 Feet Above the Ground?



Calling all thrill-seekers! Utah wants you to climb the Cave Peak Stairway that hangs 400 feet above the ground. Measuring 200 feet in length, the stairway has 120 steps, making it the longest walkway of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere. The stairway has been installed by luxury resort Amangiri and is accessed from its existing Cave Peak Via Ferrata Trail. Invented centuries ago in the Italian Alps, a Via Ferrata — “iron road” — is a series of cables and ladder rungs, fixed to the rock face to enable the ascent of steep mountain routes. For guests of varying experience, the routes surrounding the resort each provide a unique adventure. The building process required a helicopter to deliver components to the challenging site, with highly-advanced technical rigging systems used to provide access and to install anchors. Amangiri occupies a 600-acre plot of land at Canyon Point and claims sweeping views over stratified rock and towering mesas towards Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.