Under-the-Rim Trail

Tropic, Utah

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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. There are two trailheads for the Under-the-Rim Trail—Bryce Point and Rainbow Point—as well as four connecting trails back to the rim along the trail’s length. Bryce Canyon officials recommend that you hike from north to south, beginning at Bryce Point and finishing the 22.9-mile trail at Rainbow Point.
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

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.

There are two trailheads for the Under-the-Rim Trail—Bryce Point and Rainbow Point—as well as four connecting trails back to the rim along the trail’s length. Bryce Canyon officials recommend that you hike from north to south, beginning at Bryce Point and finishing the 22.9-mile trail at Rainbow Point.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Tropic
Distance: 22.9
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Two to three days
Season: Late spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 8,300 feet
Top Elevation: 9,115 feet
Local Contacts: Bryce Canyon National Park
Local Maps: USGS Bryce Point, USGS Tropic Reserve, USGS Rainbow Point, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Bryce Canyon National Park Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Under-the-Rim Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/11/2006
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We had a great backpacking trip from the North end to the South end of the Under-the-Rim Trail. As we left the parking lot, we were concerned that this trail might lead away from the best scenery of the park. However, as mile after mile of good scenery appeared our concerns were relieved. This trail offers a great variety of rock formations and vegetation. There are good views along the entire distance and new dramatic views are around every corner and over every ridge. The weather in early May was perfect and even though the park was packed the trail was exceptionally quiet. When planning this trip, pay special attention to where you will refill your water, it is scarce. Many of the streams were already dried up in early May. Thankfully there are a number of springs that can be found by walking up the right dry creek beds.



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Apr 2018