Bryce Canyon National Park Trails

Tropic, Utah

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
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. Horizontal beds of limestone, sandstone, and shale on the eastern edge of Paunsaugunt Plateau are so erosion prone that a mind-numbing array of fins, turrets, pinnacles, and spires has formed. Spires and pillars stand as tall as 1,000 feet and are surrounded by a wild architecture of natural forms resembling cathedrals, temples, ruins, dragons, gargoyles, and every other form that may come to the imaginative mind. This trail guide includes descriptions of Riggs Spring Loop Trail.
Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide

by Lynna & Leland Howard (Westcliffe Publishers)

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. Horizontal beds of limestone, sandstone, and shale on the eastern edge of Paunsaugunt Plateau are so erosion prone that a mind-numbing array of fins, turrets, pinnacles, and spires has formed.

Spires and pillars stand as tall as 1,000 feet and are surrounded by a wild architecture of natural forms resembling cathedrals, temples, ruins, dragons, gargoyles, and every other form that may come to the imaginative mind. This trail guide includes descriptions of Riggs Spring Loop Trail.

©  Lynna & Leland Howard/Westcliffe Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tropic
Distance: 8.7
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Best Spring through Fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,620 feet
Top Elevation: 9,115 feet
Local Contacts: National Park Service, Bryce Canyon National Park
Local Maps: USGS Podunk Creek, Rainbow Point, Bryce Point, Tropic Reservoir, Tropic Canyon, Bryce Canyon
Driving Directions: Directions to Bryce Canyon National Park Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018