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Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah is one of the strangest, weirdest, most beautiful National Parks in the Southwest. Bryce Canyon is a giant natural amphitheater along the Paunsaugunt Plateau created from millions of years of erosion. The unique area has hundreds of tall hoodoos (tall, thin spires of rocks). The region was originally settled by Native Americans and later by Mormon pioneers.

14 days ago

We only hiked to the Tower Bridge and back from Sunrise Point, but this tied for the best hike of the day (with Queens Garden). Unlike Navajo, a lot of the hike is out in the relative open, meaning you always have a great wide view of the valley. If I had more time I would have loved to continue around the full loop.

14 days ago

This trail gives some great views of Bryce Canyon, both small and vast. It was a little monotonous at the end, but the views on the way to and at the top were definitely worth it. Not as good as Queens Garden or Fairyland, but worth doing if you have time.

We hiked this on January 5th, and it was magical in the snow. Every turn reveals a new unique rock formation in the Queens Garden, and the hike up to Thor's Hammer has some cool switchbacks. Would hike again in a heartbeat.

16 days ago

I thought this was the most interesting loop in Bryce Canyon. The colors were a bit different than the rest of the canyon and it was also a bit more of a workout. Lots of great photo ops here with the different rock formations.

17 days ago

18 days ago

Very beautiful. Fairyland canyon road is closed so you have to start at sunrise point. We went counter clockwise and only used microspikes, trail was packed snow and easy to navigate.

Very nice hike in Bryce, starting at the top of the canyon and making its way down through all of the hoodoos. Not too difficult, but on the longer side.

We started at Fairyland Point - the Fairyland road was closed and covered with snow, but we walked the extra mile to Fairyland Point. We were able to park our car near the main park road without any trouble.

Also, crampons are a must in the winter due to the snow and ice!

Beautiful trail for a wintertime hike; combination of unique topography, sun and snow made for remarkable scenes. Hiking boots and Yaktrax recommended; lots of ice and slippery spots.

Amazing hike! Took about 3 hours in the snow. Definitely bring hiking boots and poles!! Parts are slippery. Very rewarding hike.

My husband and I took out kids (5,6,8,10) to Bryce Canyon these past few days and we LOVED this trail. It is perfect for children. You get to see the hoodoos, a cave, and a waterfall within a mile. We also loved the recent snowfall really made the red rock pop!

Hard elevation gains esp when finishing the loop so be ready for a big finish out off the trial. Bring plenty of water!!! A strong must do in my book if in Bryce and if you love a good challange .

The benchmark of the park and a must do. high level of tourists with cameras in the summer to the point where hiking in a consistant stride is almost impossible. Would suggest later summer and fall.

23 days ago

Busy in summer but still a must do!! bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes to handle loose rocks.

23 days ago

This is magical.. every so many miles the landscape changes from rocky, forested to sandy and sagebrushy. Elevation gains and losses happy often. YOU MUST CAMP at Yellow Creek!! Best spot in the park along the trial in the Rainbow Point area. MUST DO if you are in Bryce. I lived in the park and hiked it all.