Mossy Cave Bryce Canyon National Park

Tropic, Utah

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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 make the side trip into the main part of the park.The stream flows found here are not natural; pioneering settlers diverted water from the Sevier River into Water Canyon via a series of canals to feed croplands around Tropic.
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin (Falcon Guides)

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 make the side trip into the main part of the park.The stream flows found here are not natural; pioneering settlers diverted water from the Sevier River into Water Canyon via a series of canals to feed croplands around Tropic.

© 2013 Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tropic
Distance: 0.4
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 0.25 hour
Season: Best April-October
Local Contacts: Bryce Canyon National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Mossy Cave (Bryce Canyon National Park)

Recent Trail Reviews

3/8/2009
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This is a quick, pretty easy hike. After the spectacular views in Bryce Canyon, this seemed a little bit of a letdown. However the trail has its own charm and beauty and the cave is pretty cool. The best part: no one was around! It was very secluded and peaceful. 3-4 stars for atmosphere and beauty, but 1-2 stars for the hike itself (short and easy). It seemed like a good warm-up or cool-down hike.


11/9/2006
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This was a great family hike! And no one around! The cave is huge, and much bigger than I thought it would be. It had beautiful moss and lots of water dripping out of the ceiling. I would like to see it in the winter when the icicles are hanging all over it. The waterfall didn't have much water running over it. In the spring I think it would be more impressive. But above the waterfall were beautiful hoodoo "windows" that we all hiked up to for pictures. To get there look for the very small brown sign and plenty of parking spaces, three miles past Bryce.



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