Peekaboo Loop

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Distance2.9mi
Elevation Gain142ft
Trailhead Elevation7,684ft
Top7,685ft
Elevation Min/Max7625/7685ft
Elevation Start/End7684/7684ft

Peekaboo Loop

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 Temples (elevation 7,799 feet) cliff can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms, an information guidepost, and an information along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a spring. This trail connects with the following: Peekaboo Loop Connector.

Peekaboo Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is 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 formations below Inspiration and Bryce Points. Views along this trail include the popular Wall of Windows, The Three Wisemen, The Organ, and The Cathedral, as well as eastward views beyond the canyon toward the Aquarius Plateau, Canaan Mountain, and the Kaiparowits Plateau.

The trail departs from the north corner of the Bryce Point parking lot. From the sidewalk follow the trail as it descends southeast along a slope below the parking lot."

"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 Queens Garden.

Peekaboo Loop plunges below the rim and winds through the hoodoos in the southern half of the Bryce Amphitheater in much the same way that the Queens Garden and Navajo Loop (page 72) explores the northern half of the amphitheater. Each hike is comprehensive in its approach and captures the most spectacular and noteworthy formations within its respective area."

"The valley east of the rim was used by cattle ranchers long before the national park was created. The hike I describe below starts at Bryce Point, but it is also possible to begin the walk at Sunset Point. From there you can descend below the rim through Wall Street Canyon or on the Navajo Trail and arrive at the northern end of Peekaboo Loop 1.0 mile later.

The total walking distance of the hike if you begin at Sunset Point is 5.0 miles. Whichever route you choose, when you reach the beginning of the loop I suggest you turn left and walk around it in a clockwise direction. The Wall of Windows, which is the highlight of the Peekaboo Loop, should be approached from the south, its most impressive side. If you are interested in photographing the Wall of Windows the best lighting is before noon, while the sun is in the east."

"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 formations below Inspiration Point and Bryce Point.

Views along this trail include the popular Wall of Windows, The Three Wisemen, The Organ, and The Cathedral as well as eastward views beyond the canyon toward the Aquarius Plateau, Canaan Mountain, and the Kaiparowits Plateau."

Peekaboo Loop Reviews

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10/10/2018
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5/1/2012
The best Bryce Canyon trail I've done so far. You hike through the areas all the people who drive to the overlooks are looking down at.
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9/20/2007
If you don't take time to do this three mile trail while your don there, your going to miss one of the best tails in the park,and we did them all.
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3/16/2007
No horses or dust yet - great time of year. We took our time and stopped for picnic snacks and pictures frequently. Others passed us by going light and fast. The trail is not technically difficult, but there are a few steep ascents that will have some huffing and puffing.
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10/8/2001
First time to Bryce and this was an excellent trail to get aquainted with the Canyon from the top to the bottom. Very good views. There are a couple of ways to hook up with peekaboo loop. The trail starts with the decent so you gain elevation at the end. There were a few other people on the trail, no horses but plenty of horse leftovers. Overall a really good hike.
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Oct 2018