Bryce Canyon Hikes

Located in South West Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is home to the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Despite its name, Bryce Canyon is not a Canyon, it is a collection of natural amphitheaters of beautiful golden, orange, pink and red rock that are stunning against the contrast of deep green evergreens. Our hikes explore the Vistas, Hoodoos and Ridges of this wonderful place.

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THE TOP 10 HIKING TRAILS IN BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

#1. Fairyland Loop Trail (13.5km, 379m, 1.75-2.25h): This beautiful half-day loop meanders through some of the most stunning hoodoo formations in the park yielding a fantastic atmosphere to enjoy the splendid beauty of Bryce Canyon – without the huge crowds usually following the classic hikes in the region.

#2. Peek-a-boo Loop Trail (8.5km, 347m, 1.75-2.25h): This shorter loop trail descends under the rim of Bryce Canyon and promises the densest number of hoodoo formations in the park. With stunning panoramas from the top, and intimate bottom up views from the base, Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail wows and impresses.

#3. Cassidy Trail (28.3km, 473m, 7.5-9h): Located in the “Little Bryce Canyon”, otherwise known as Red Canyon, the Cassidy Trail is an overwhelmingly beautiful hike. Slowly gaining then traversing along an exposed ridge, the route has nearly continuous views for its entire duration towards Mexican Hat Peak.

#4. Riggs Spring Loop Trail (14.2km, 528m, 3-3.75h): Though it has far fewer hoodoo views than other more popular trails in the park, this loop route gives you something the other trails simply can’t – peace and solitude. Hiking through a stunning pine tree forest, this half day hike definitely separates you from the bustling view points along Bryce Canyon’s main road

#5. Mossy Cave Trail (1.4km, 77m, 0.5-0.75h): This short, popular hike leads through dozens of hoodoos to the impressive Mossy Cave, as well as a fabulous waterfall. Perfect for families on a hot summers afternoon, this easy hike is sure to please everyone.

#6. Queens Garden to Navajo Loop Trail (5km, 168m, 1-1.25h): This popular loop connects the Queen Garden Trail with one branch of the Navajo Loop Trail, returning along a section of the Rim Trail. Moving through an impressive number of hoodoos and awesome rock formations, this hike is certainly popular for a reason!

#7. Golden Wall/Castle Bridge Loop (3.7km, 137m, 1-1.25h): This stunning hike in the “Little Bryce Canyon”, also known as Red Canyon, leads up a gully to a spectacular exposed ridge. Here you will get fantastic views of red rock formations and hoodoos.

#8. Swamp Canyon Loop (7.2km, 219m, 1.5-2h): This loop trail may be less popular than some others in the park – but still provides the chance to see some awesome rock formations. You’ll link up with the Under The Rim Trail for a short section.

#9. Bristlecone Loop Trail (1.8km, 43m, 0.5-0.75h): This loop hike departs from the popular Rainbow Point at the very southern tip of the scenic drive through Bryce National Park. With the stunning surroundings of Bristlecone Pines on one leg of the loop, and scenic panoramic rim views along the other, the crowds in the parking lot start to really make sense.

#10. Hoodoo Trail (0.6km, 28m, 0.25-0.5h): This short loop hike in the “Little Bryce Canyon”, otherwise known as Red Canyon, is a fantastic one to do to experience the hoodoos without the crowds of the national park. Short and flat, this trail is perfect for the entire family.

01. FAIRYLAND LOOP TRAIL

01. FAIRYLAND LOOP TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 13.5km
  • 429m
  • 1.75-2.25h

02. PEEK-A-BOO LOOP TRAIL

02. PEEK-A-BOO LOOP TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 8.5km
  • 347m
  • 1.75-2.25h

03. CASSIDY TRAIL

03. CASSIDY TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 28.3km
  • 473m
  • 7.5-9h

04. RIGGS SPRING LOOP TRAIL

04. RIGGS SPRING LOOP TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 14.2km
  • 528m
  • 3-3.75h

05. MOSSY CAVE TRAIL

05. MOSSY CAVE TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 1.4km
  • 77m
  • 0.5-0.75h

06. QUEENS GARDEN TO NAVAJO LOOP TRAIL

06. QUEENS GARDEN TO NAVAJO LOOP TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 5km
  • 168m
  • 1-1.25h

07. GOLDEN WALL / CASTLE BRIDGE LOOP

07. GOLDEN WALL / CASTLE BRIDGE LOOP

  • Difficulty
  • 3.7km
  • 137m
  • 1-1.25h

08. SWAMP CANYON LOOP

08. SWAMP CANYON LOOP

  • Difficulty
  • 7.2km
  • 219m
  • 1.5-2h

09. BRISTLECONE LOOP TRAIL

09. BRISTLECONE LOOP TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 1.8km
  • 43m
  • 0.5-0.75h

10. HOODOO TRAIL

10. HOODOO TRAIL

  • Difficulty
  • 0.6km
  • 28m
  • 0.25-0.5h

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”

– John Muir