Rim Trail

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Distance4.7mi
Elevation Gain1,329ft
Trailhead Elevation7,977ft
Top8,379ft
Elevation Min/Max7977/8379ft
Elevation Start/End7977/7977ft

Rim Trail

Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Bryce Canyon National Park. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 7,977 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,329 feet. The Fairyland Point viewpoint, the Fairyland Canyon Parking parking, and the Sunset Point (elevation 7,920 feet) cliff are near the trailhead. The Lower Inspiration Point, Upper Inspiration Point, and Mid Inspiration Viewpoint and the Liberty Castle (elevation 8,179 feet) cliff can be seen along the trail. There are also parkings, parking, water points, and a picnic site along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Fairyland Loop Trail.

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"This popular trail above Bryce Canyon connects all the scenic overlooks from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point. This very popular path runs along the rim of Fairyland Canyon and Bryce Canyon. Many park visitors hike the Rim Trail since it is accessible from the park road at various lookout points and provides spectacular views of the spires and canyons below.

From Fairyland Point follow the well-worn gravel path southward as it winds upward through a forest of juniper, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and bristlecone pine. For about a mile the path intermittently leaves the rim to pass along the westward slopes of hills, blocking views of Faryland Canyon to the east."

"This is a popular trail above Bryce Canyon that connects all the scenic overlooks from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point.

This point-to-point hike requires a car at both ends of the trail, which can be hiked in either direction. This very popular path runs along the rim of Fairyland Canyon and Bryce Canyon. Many park visitors hike the Rim Trail since it is accessible from the park road at various lookout points and provides spectacular views of the spires and canyons below. Travelers can choose to hike the entire trail by starting from Fairyland Point or Bryce Point, or break the hike up into smaller segments. Most of the pathway between Sunrise and Inspiration Points is either paved or so well worn that portions are wheelchair accessible."

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Sep 2018