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It's a beautiful drive, after hiking Angels Landings in Zion and other trails , I needed a break.Thought I need my hiking legs again but just a short walk to the lookout points through the drive, It was amazing.

Good short easy hike.

Great hike for kids :-) the waterfall was rushing, but there was no icicles in the cave.

amazing arches road ok

Extremely dry! A very easy and extremely photogenic Canyon. Hiked in to the “T” junction and went aways around the right after it. We hiked w/a seven year old who had a blast! Highly recommended and very short and easy! Took lots of pictures. Oh,we started in around 9am and there was only one other family in. On the way back out it looked to be getting crowded, lot was full too. The road was smooth, not rough at all. ( rolled up in a Prius C)

A quick little walk, not sure it even qualifies as a hike. There was no water coming over the falls so that part was a little anticlimactic. Turret arch was nice to see and photograph. Mossy cave had big icicles in it still. Glad we did it, but if you have limited time there are better trails at Bryce Canyon.

If you follow the saying, " The point of the journey is not to arrive", you will find this hike charming. If you go with only the goal if seeing a cool cave, you will not be thrilled with this hike. If you go to enjoy the hike itself you will find it is a treasure. There are stunning arches up high if you just look up. There are pictureques spots all over. If you go between April and Sept you might see the Tropic dam running, and it can be spectacular. The Tropic Dam was built by pioneers using natural water routes for irrigation of crops, so when they are letting water down the route it is beautiful. Like all hikes in Bryce, if you are visiting and there is a chance you might see snow here a good pair or Spikes/ Crampons is super smart. The trails are often icy in Bryce and these thrown over your shoes makes it safe and not stressful. Here is my blog post if you want to see a 360 connected sphere pictures.http://shaunasadventures.blogspot.com/2018/01/mossy-cave-bryce-canyon.html?m=1


Driving through this area I just had to pull over at the visitors center and check it out. I didn't plan on this detor, but I kept saying, I want to see what is just around this corner, or just around that rock for it was all so very beautiful. I ended up hiking around here for over a half hour, and I have it on my list to go back and do more of it for it was surprisingly great area. Here is my blog post if you want to see some pictures. http://shaunasadventures.blogspot.com/2018/01/?m=1

Road there was a bit rough, but well worth it. We were the only ones there when we went. Spent a few hours along the trail, and got some amazing photos to remember our hike!

Fun little none-strenuous hike with an amazing view by a storm shelter.

Close your eyes and take in the sounds of the wind at the lookout into the canyon and you might hear something beautiful like I did!!

Keep an eye out for diving birds in the canyon.

The ancient bristlecone pine is worth the hike!

Did this hike march 14... crampons for the boots were a good idea, however the hike is do able without.

Would be great for kids!

Quick little hike. The kids enjoyed it...that’s all that matters.

scenic driving
2 months ago

If the weather doesn't suit hiking or you are not much of a hiker, it is possible to see a lot of the park and view points either from your car, or short, pretty flat walks of less than a mile. See video: https://youtu.be/t2eGMqjHVRA

This trail starts off of route 12, so many mistake it as not being a part of the Bryce Canyon National Park. The trail has a waterfall, a cave (with icicles, at least when we were there) and a large rock structure with arches and windows in it. When we were there, there was not much of a waterfall, just a trickle of water was coming down it, though you could hear water in the stream. I enjoyed this trail and recommend it if you want a quick hike. Keep in mind that it can be a little steep in some places if you aren't used to it, but they have tried to make this trail as user friendly as possible, with man made bridges (so you don't have to wade through the stream). There is also a pit toilet at the trail head. Be careful when pulling in and out as the parking lot is right on the road and people tend to drive fast. Video: https://youtu.be/DNxJmF2YQ1A

The drive to the trail head may take a while and is best suited for an SUV, but I saw a few sedans at the parking area. Only saw a couple of people during my short hike on some of this trail. Gorgeous slot canyon and the water was fairly low on the day I went hiking. Worth checking out if you are in the area!

Just FYI - I was there three days ago and creek is frozen solid with water running under ice coming from Bryce.

Also - I entered coordinates into 2 different phones and was a little surprised to see the directions send you at least 200 ft passed the parking area and trail head.

The TH is marked and parking area clear so not sure why coordinates are overshooting.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Unique park! Interesting rock formations and neat viewpoints.

3 months ago

It's interesting how all the roads are dirt roads, but the trail that leads you to the arch is paved like a sidewalk! Though it's only .2 miles, it's more fun to walk around the arch to see it from various angles, and the back. We came at sunset, so did not have enough time to explore all the angles. I like the photos posted here looking up into the arch to the sky... I did not take time to go up to that angle. It's amazing how the arch looks so different at different angles and in different lighting!

Ice on the creek. Fun little drive up and slow going on the ice

Best part ... we had the whole trail to ourselves on 12-28-17

3 months ago

The trail was short and easy, still covered in snow during late April. It was very windy and cold, snowed on and off. You get some stunning view during the loop. Love all the resilient, tall bristlecone pine trees. Very little people here. Perhaps it was the combination of cold and altitude, I saw the most amazing sunset at Yovimpa point.

Hike is nothing. The double arch is beautiful. The drive down the rest of cottonwood canyon is awesome

easy hike through a burned forest to a viewpoint just past Swamp Canyon backcountry campground, which overlooks the Mud Canyon Spring - it's not the prettiest view in the park (more unusual than pretty), but if you want something quick and unusual where you're not going to see many people with a quirky viewpoint at the end, this is a good choice

4 months ago

excellent easy trail, suitable for almost everyone (though buried with snow in winter) - park in the Rainbow Point Parking lot, walk to Yovimpa, then counterclockwise along the Bristlecone Trail, to Rainbow Point, then back to your vehicle

a nice way to round out the day after hiking in the Bryce Main Amphitheater - at a minimum drive all the way out to the Rainbow Point Parking lot, park, enjoy Yovimpa Point, walk the easy one-mile Bristlecone Loop, enjoy Rainbow Point, then drive to the Natural Bridge viewpoint, stopping while driving Northbound to enjoy whatever other viewpoints (and there are many) catch your attention on the way back towards the Park Exit

4 months ago

this is the place to go in hot weather (as long as the creek is running), as it's a shady walk in a creek - trailhead is not accessible by smaller cars without power tho as there's a STEEP hill coming from Cannonville. if you walk all the way down to the confluence of Willis and Sheep Creek, and look for the trail (please don't bushwack !!!) there are (damaged) petroglyphs south of the confluence on the west side of Sheep Creek

the easiest trail in the park, the only one with a waterfall, and the best way to see the hoodoos from below without first hiking down into the Amphitheater, thus suitable for those with infants in arms or severe acrophobia - this is an excellent, easy trail to finish off the day especially with children as the stream (actually a pioneer diversion of the East Fork of the Sevier River, which provides water for Tropic, Utah) is suitable for wading except for the areas immediately above and below the waterfall (please use caution near the waterfall, which while not tall flows rapidly in season - wade downstream instead)

Cool to see the cave and the icicles inside. Unfortunately, in November the waterfall was dried up. If you go in the spring/ early summer you have a good chance of seeing the waterfall. Nice easy hike.

Variety of changing landscapes with lots of opportunities for photos. It's deemed one of the best scenic drives in America for a reason - don't miss it!

5 months ago

Great views, a little steep but good hike!

Easy trail that is crushed gravel and has terrific views from Rainbow Point and toward the south. Available for all ages.

Quick and to the point. Easy trail, well maintained.

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