Peekaboo Loop Connector

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Distance1.0mi
Elevation Gain1,205ft
Trailhead Elevation8,305ft
Top8,305ft
Elevation Min/Max7684/8305ft
Elevation Start/End8305/8305ft

Peekaboo Loop Connector

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 Bryce Canyon Parking (elevation 8,274 feet) parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. The Bryce Point (elevation 8,297 feet) viewpoint can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a spring. This trail connects with the following: Peekaboo Loop.

Peekaboo Loop Connector 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."

"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."

"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."

Peekaboo Loop Connector Reviews

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5/22/2002
Bryce Canyon is a must see! The trails are well marked and you have a choice for all levels of expertise. The only thing stopping me from giving this five stars is the overwhelming amount of horse droppings left on the trails. If you combine this with the extremely dusty conditions, you will find yourself coughing alot and drinking more water than usual. Remember your camera and 3 rolls of film!
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