Bryce Canyon National Park and Surrounding Area Hiking Trails
Bryce Canyon offers you a wide range of hiking trails for your next vacation
Bryce Canyon offers a wide range of hikes, from an easy paved hike along the rim of the canyon to a strenuous multi day hike among the hoodoos. Below is a list of each hike, many of which connect to each other and can be combined into your own unique and exciting hike.
Easy Bryce Canyon Hikes
Mossy Cave Trail
Length: .9 miles (1.5 km)
Altitude Climb: 300 feet (91 m)
This hike follows the trail of a 1900 pioneer irrigation ditch, going from the East Fork of the Sevier River through Paunsaugunt Plateau. More Info
Scenic Rim Trail
Total Distance: 5.5 miles (9.16 km)
Climb: 1754 feet (535 m)
This trail is the only paved trail in the park, it follows along the entire rim of the main amphitheater. More Info
Distance:1.0 miles (1.6 km)
Climbing: 195 feet (59 m)
The southernmost trail in the park, this trail will take you through a forest of Bristlecone Pines, which can live up to 1,800 years. Throughout the trail you will be able to see vistas that range as far as the four corners area.
The Under-the-Rim Trail extends 23 miles from Bryce Point to Rainbow Point and has eight backcountry campsites.
The Riggs Spring Loop Trail (8.8 miles round trip) from Yovimpa Point has four backcountry sites. Both trails drop below the rim of the plateau and lead through forested areas. A backcountry permit is required for all overnight hiking. Permits are available at the Visitor Center for $5.
Trails which wind down below the rim through the rock formations include:
Fairyland Loop (8 miles round trip)
Peekaboo Loop (4.8 or 6.8 miles round trip)
Queen's Garden (1.8 miles round trip)
Navajo Loop (1.5 miles round trip)
The Peekaboo Loop Trail also serves as a horse trail.
Keep in mind that all trails below the rim involve steep climbs out of the canyon. Wear hiking boots with good traction and ankle support. Drink plenty of water. Know and respect your own physical limitations.