Places to Visit in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah. The park is home for the unique and largest collection of hoodoos. Many people from around the world travel to the park to see the stunning views of hoodoos. The park is loved by adventure seekers. Bryce Canyon offers endless activities from rock climbing to hiking. Here are the top places to visit in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Navajo Loop Trail

Navajo Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile loop that begins and ends at Sunset Point. It is the most popular trail in the park. The trail head starts from sunset campground, leads down into the amphitheater and passes through Wall Street. The trails have stunning views of Thor’s Hammer. 

The loop can be completed by 1 to 2 hours. If you like to hike longer continue onto the Queen’s Garden Loop or the Peakaboo Loop. Each loop is about 3 miles, you can combine both of those trails to create a 6.3 mile. West from the trail are views into the “Silent City” where rock structures resemble towers and buildings and temples. To the east, you get to see the “Temple of Osiris.” 

Queens Garden Trail

The most popular trail known for the shapely formations of Bryce Canyon is Queens Garden Trail. The trail is quite easy to follow and wide. The trail passes through several groups of hoodoos and gets quite steeply along a ridge.

The trail begins near Sunrise Point, towards the north end of the park, and is easy access and short distance. During summer you get to see many people make the 1.8 mile round trip.

Fairyland Loop Trail

Fairyland Loop Trail is at the north portion of the park which begins at Fairyland Point The trail takes you through spectacular hoodoos and stunning scenery along the rim. This hike is considered challenging due to its length and the path. The trail give to a unique experience to hike through a wonderland of weird rock formations and also gives some breathtaking views.  The trail features views of multi-hued hoodoos, spires and ridges along the canyon rim, even views of Boat Mesa, Bristlecone Point and Bryce Point.

Rim Trail

Rim Trail is a 17.2 kilometer moderately trafficked trail that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. The trail is long-winded, but easy hike with less than 200 feet of elevation gain. The trail offers a dramatic view that shouldn’t be missed.

Mossy Cave

Mossy Cave trail  is 0.4 miles one-way, it provides access to Water Canyon in one direction and to view a sheltered overhang known as Mossy Cave in the other. The trail is one of the lowest elevation hikes in the park. Mossy Cave is one of the only hikes that begins with a climb and ends with a descent.

Bryce Amphitheater

The Bryce Amphitheater is the most visited section of Bryce Canyon. It is the most easily accessible location in the park. Bryce Amphitheater is home for the most unique and popular structures in the park . The natural beauty of the Bryce Amphitheater is truly breathtaking that catches your eye.  It offers a panoramic view of the hoodoos and the brilliant shades of red and orange splashed across the rock. It is also one of the most photographed location in the park.

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