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Agua Canyon Connecting Trail (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

A trail connecting Ponderosa Point with the Under the Rim Trail. From the trailhead sign, this connecting path climbs northwest up a small hill into a forest of fir and pine. The trail runs in a northerly direction for about 0.5 mile, emerging into a

Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

A trail connecting the park road and the Under the Rim Trail near Swamp Canyon Butte to the Right Fork Swamp Canyon Campground. This 1-mile trail makes a quick descent of 500 feet to drop below the rim and connects with the Under the Rim Trail. Bel

Mossy Cave Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Mossy Cave Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 6,831 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 203 feet. The Pit Toi

Tower Bridge Side Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Tower Bridge Side Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 7,242 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 52 feet. The t

Fairyland Loop Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Fairyland Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 7,781 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,646 feet. The

Waterfall Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Waterfall Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 479 feet long and begins at 6,903 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 85 feet. The Mossy Cave

Agua Canyon Connector Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Agua Canyon Connector Trail is a hiking trail in Kane County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 8,896 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,542 feet. Th

Paria View Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Paria View Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 8,186 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 7 feet. The Paria Vie

Sheep Creek Connector Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Sheep Creek Connector Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Dixie National Forest and Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 7,981 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total el

Whiteman Bench Connector Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Whiteman Bench Connector Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 8,695 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 545 fee

Peekaboo Loop Connector :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Peekaboo Loop Connector is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 8,305 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,205 feet. The B

Swamp Canyon Connector Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Swamp Canyon Connector Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 8,066 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 656 feet.

Rim Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 7,977 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,329 feet. The Fairyland Po

Peekaboo Loop :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Peekaboo Loop is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 7,684 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 142 feet. The Hindu Temp

Bristlecone Loop :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Bristlecone Loop is a hiking trail in Kane County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 9,112 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 385 feet. The Rainbow and

Under the Rim Trail :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Under the Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County and Kane County, Utah. It is within Dixie National Forest and Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 20.9 miles long and begins at 8,267 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.9 miles with

Riggs Spring Loop :: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Riggs Spring Loop is a hiking trail in Kane County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 7.6 miles long and begins at 9,053 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,858 feet. Riggs Sprin

Bristlecone Loop :: Bryce Canyon, UT

Rainbow Point sits at the highest elevation within Bryce Canyon National Park. It’s a harsh alpine environment— a windswept perch where only the strong survive. At the windiest point of the trail, where few other species endure, a bristlecone pine tr

Hat Shop :: Bryce Canyon, UT

The Hat Shop is rarely visited by the thousands of park visitors who tend to stay close to the comfort of the rim, so it’s not uncommon to spend 2 hours on this trail and, once you descend about 100 feet below the rim, not see another soul. The hike

Peekaboo Loop :: Bryce Canyon, UT

If Queens Garden is the best hike in Bryce Canyon National Park, then Peekaboo Loop must be a very close second. Link of Peekaboo Loop as a companion hike to Queens Garden and Navajo Loop—a longer, equally varied, and scenic hike to the south of Quee

Riggs Spring Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Kanab, UT

A loop traversing above and below the Pink Cliffs at the southern edge of Bryce Canyon National Park. Hikers can complete this 8.8-mile loop as a day hike or as a relaxing overnight backpacking trip. There are three park backcountry campgrounds along

Bristlecone Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Kanab, UT

A short loop trail above the rim at Rainbow Point. This short loop stays entirely above the canyon rim as it traverses a subalpine fir forest. The trail is named after the bristlecone pine, which is found more frequently along this trail than

Whiteman Connecting Trail (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

This trail connects the park road with the Under the Rim Trail near Swamp Canyon Campground and Noon Canyon Butte. The trail continues generally south through a juniper-pine forest until it reaches a dry wash. From here the path turns northeast and f

Sheep Creek (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

A day hike from the Bryce Canyon rim down to the canyon bottoms and, if desired, outside the park onto national forest. This 3- to 5-mile route encompasses the Sheep Creek Connecting Trail, a short stretch of the Under the Rim Trail, and the Sheep Cr

Under the Rim Trail (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

A backpack following the foot of the Pink Cliffs through the southern reaches of Bryce Canyon National Park. The Under the Rim Trail is the premier backpacking route in Bryce Canyon National Park. Although it seldom strays more than a few miles from

Peekaboo Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

A loop for hikers and horses through the pink limestone formations below the rim of Bryce canyon. A short connector begins at Bryce Point and descends below the rim to connect with the Peekaboo Loop, a hiker and horse trail that winds around hoodoo f

Navajo Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

This popular trail makes a short 1- to 2-hour loop from the rim at Sunset Point down to the floor of Bryce Canyon. The trail visits favorite hoodoo formations such as Wall Street, Twin Bridges, and Thor’s Hammer. From Sunset Point the trail immediat

Queen's Garden Complex (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

A short trail descending below the canyon rim. The Queens Garden Trail is a short, 0.9-mile route that drops about 320 feet below the canyon rim. Although the trail is not a loop, hikers can loop back up to the rim by combining a connecting trail w

Rim Trail (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

This popular trail above Bryce Canyon connects all the scenic overlooks from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point. This very popular path runs along the rim of Fairyland Canyon and Bryce Canyon. Many park visitors hike the Rim Trail since it is accessible

Fairyland Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Bryce, UT

A day loop through Fairyland Canyon. An enjoyable day hike, this route loops through the Fairyland amphitheater just north of Bryce Canyon. The trail can be accessed easily from a trailhead at Fairyland Point or from Sunrise Point via a short jaunt n

Bryce Canyon National Park Trails :: Tropic, UT

When we hiked in Bryce Canyon, I frequently heard the distinctive rumble of a rock avalanche beginning and ducked under an overhang in time to escape a small shower of stones and dirt. Erosion! The major force at work was brought powerfully home. Hor

Mossy Cave (Bryce Canyon National Park) :: Tropic, UT

A short hike at the northeastern end of Bryce Canyon National Park. This trail offers a short stroll into the reddish pinnacles of Bryce Canyon from UT 12, offering a smaller-scale sampler of the grandeur to the south for travelers who do not wish to

Bryce Canyon National Park Area Campgrounds :: Cannonville, UT

Bryce Canyon is certainly one of Utah's finest national parks. Here you’ll find a fairyland of fun, a potpourri offering a remarkable display of fascinating orange, red, and pink hoodoos, and a whole lot more. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are:

Bryce Canyon National Park: Fairyland Loop :: Panguitch, UT

This 8-mile trail is arguably the most scenic day hike in Bryce Canyon and is less busy than other single-day loops. The eroded pink pillars of Bryce Canyon create mazes stretching to the park’s pine-forested rim. But route finding is simple on t

Bryce Canyon National Park: Under-the-Rim Trail :: Panguitch, UT

Dump the daytrippers on this rugged trail to brilliantly colored backcountry cliffs and hoodoos. This three-day, 22.1-mile trek drops 1,000 feet from Bryce’s overlooks into spire-filled basins, then arrows south away from the crowded day-hike loops

Bryce Canyon National Park :: Tropic, UT

Much of Bryce Canyon National Park is a conifer-dominated monoculture, and bird diversity is not one of its selling points. Nonetheless, an attentive birder can see some very interesting species, particularly during migration. The walk described here

Bryce Canyon National Park – Pine Lake Campground :: Escalante, UT

This high-mountain campground is the perfect place to make your home base.

Queens Garden Trail :: Tropic, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park is one place where you can see a lot of fantastic scenery in a very short time. There are numerous trails below the rim, especially in the area between Sunrise Point and Bryce Point, and several variations of this hike are

Casto Canyon :: Panguitch, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park is not a canyon at all but coalescing amphitheaters of salmon-colored cliffs that break sharply from the rim of the forested Paunsagunt Plateau. The Paiute Indians called it “Unka-timpe-wa-wince-pockitch,” which translates

Navajo Loop :: Bryce, UT

A loop from Sunset Point down to the floor of Bryce Canyon and back again.

Mossy Cave :: Bryce, UT

A short hike at the northeastern end of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Golden Wall–Castle Bridge Loop :: Panguitch, UT

Many have described Red Canyon as a miniature version of nearby Bryce Canyon. While not as large or spectacular as the national park, Red Canyon certainly holds its own as a place that showcases golden-spired hoodoos, pink and red rock colorations, a

Water Canyon and Mossy Cave :: Rubys Inn, UT

The presence of water in Water Canyon is a tribute to the early settlers who dug a 10-mile irrigation canal by hand in 1892 to bring water from the East Fork Sevier River to the Paria Valley. The canal was successful in sustaining desert farming comm

Red Canyon Loop (Dixie National Forest) :: Panguitch, UT

A day-hiking route through Red Canyon encompassing portions of the Cassidy, Rich, and Ledge Point Trails in Dixie National Forest. This moderate route is pieced together with portions of the Cassidy, Rich, and Ledge Point Trails, making a loop throug

Rim Trail :: Bryce, UT

This is a popular trail above Bryce Canyon that connects all the scenic overlooks from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point. This point-to-point hike requires a car at both ends of the trail, which can be hiked in either direction. This very popular path

Under-the-Rim Trail :: Tropic, UT

A two- to three-day backpack in Bryce Canyon National Park. This is a remote hike through the base of the older sections of Bryce Canyon, with distant panoramic views, geologic features, abundant wildlife, and marked transitions in vegetation. Ther

Rim Trail :: Fruita, UT

For many park visitors, a stroll along the Rim Trail, a night at the Bryce Canyon Lodge, and the view from the Sunrise and Sunset observation decks are the starting points for a Bryce Canyon vacation. And sadly, for some that’s about the full extent

Rattlesnake Creek/Ashdown Gorge :: Brian Head, UT

Lesser known than its more famous nearby cousins in Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks, Ashdown Gorge is nevertheless a spectacular example of Utah’s canyon-country geography, featuring a deep, rocky gorge, carved from Wasatch Limestone, that is no

Mud Spring Canyon and The Blues WSAs Trails :: Cannonville, UT

Most visitors to the Grand Staircase– Escalante National Monument don’t realize that Mud Spring Canyon and The Blues are part of the monument and are wilderness study areas. Mud Spring Canyon WSA is south of UT 12 and The Blues WSA is north of the hi

Spectra Point/Ramparts Overlook :: Panguitch, UT

An undervisited scenic wonder, Cedar Breaks National Monument is a lovely example of the farthest western reaches of the Colorado Plateau’s stunning geological beauty. Formed in order to protect “spectacular cliffs, canyons, and features of scenic, s