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6 hours ago

Got lost on another trail and ended up here. Absolutely beautiful and so worth getting lost for. Perfect spot for lunch and even got to hang out with a chipmunk. The views are amazing.

Arriving just as the sun appears in the east is a perfect time for morning hike, trail traffic is extremely light and the temperatures are in the comfortable 50s.
One of the first trail treats is Thor’s hammer. Thor’s Hammer may be one of the most photographed features of Bryce Canyon as it’s located a short distance from the beginning of the Navajo Loop trailhead at Sunset Point.After hiking past Thor’s Hammer, a series of switchbacks descend down about 650 ft. to the amphitheater floor as the Ponderosa Pines welcome you. Next the trail gently traverses across the heavily forested amphitheater floor, and in the distance you can hear the neighing and snorting of horses as their riders guide them along the equestrian trail. No other sounds seem to be present for the next mile... just the soft music of my shoes caressing the trial and the alluring swish of the ice in my canteen. Further on the beautiful rolling terrain becomes dotted with the Colorado Pinyon. This hearty shrub is more suited to the drier elevations and its wide root system keeps each one a good distance from its neighbor.
This has been quite an intoxicating experience!

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked it yesterday 12/13. Absolutely awesome hike. Took my Dad and he enjoyed it as well. We started around 8am and were on the top by 9:30 or so. We enjoyed 45mins all to ourselves up there before we saw anyone. Perfect weather as well. Stoked to finally knock this one out since it was closed when I was here in September.

3 bc this is just for the river walk, but 5 for the narrows. Bottom-Up isn’t an option to review on this app. A previous trip I did the river walk bc my friend wasn’t a big hiker plus the conditions borderline that time of year. The paved HC accessible route just not for me and wasn’t at all a good impression of what Zion has to offer. The longer harder hikes are a game changer for those capable and willing to work a little. Anyways this was one of 7 back to backI hikes I did in a 6 day period between Bryce and Zion. I rented gear and at this time of year there’s not a crowd in the river (and Subway permit odds extremely high if you do a two day gear rental). A few times you have no option but to be waist deep so the full drysuit was reassuring even though many times I was too warm. Walking stick very helpful to test depth and determine direction of walking or at times when the extra sturdiness helpful bc of the current.

Paved path with lots of areas to walk down to the river. We went Dec 12th and it wasn't too crowded. Great way to see the beginning of the narrows and looking up all you see is canyon walls. There was also dirt paths by the river you could walk but you do have to come up to the paved path at some points. We also saw the dipper bird! Very beautiful and peaceful hike, easy and wheelchair assable.

This area has smaller parking than other trail heads. Short and steep but overall it took us around 30min in and out. We went Dec 13th and the trail was wet, not many people.

rock climbing
3 days ago

One of the hardest but great scenery on the top of mountain.

Absolutely breath taking!

This hike was everything everybody said it would be, and more. Perfect weather and trail conditions.

Makes a nice day for an easy hike, incorporating scrambling and some adventure if combine weeping rock.

hiking
7 days ago

Fun and easy hike while connecting into hidden canyon. Made a nice day combining scrambling, hiking, scenic views and some off-trail adventures if combine these two hikes.

Beautiful sights, challenging hike and uplifting experience!

10 days ago

Great views! Unfortunatly for us, we have to avoid last sector by icy.
For me one of the best perspectives.

Most exhilarating hike ever!

Beautiful view from the top! Well worth the effort. My then 7 year old was a little nervous about the narrow top portion of the hike, but she toughed it out and wasn’t scared once we were at the wide and mostly flat top of the peak.

hiking
12 days ago

This hike is awesome - very easy to follow and very little elevation gain with amazing views. However it was really crowded just before sunset on a cold December day, so I bet it’s crazy on a nice summer day. The views are amazing though!

Beautiful wintry hike through the hoodoos. The views at the start are phenomenal, and as you hike down into the valley, they get even more unique and interesting. The trail is really easy to follow. Wall Street was open for us and was a fun, although very short and super steep, slot canyon. We added on Peekaboo Loop - fantastic!

We hiked AL on Dec. 1st. 2018. We could not have asked for better weather. The condition of the tral was excellent. I would recommend checking the forecast, have good hiking shoes or boots and bring plenty of water and protein. Bars/bananas etc. The view from the top and also along the way is phenomenal. Cheers.

on Weeping Rock Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Very easy trail, family friendly.

Amazing Trail!

beautiful hike, way too crowded though. Very easy, and paved. Watch out for the squirrels. They make it impossible to stop for a snack :-)

incredible hike. Love being Down Under the hoodoos. Steep beginning and end but I hiked it with my three year old and nine year old and they did fine.

October 2018- Amazing trail! We parked at sunset point and saw a beautiful sunrise over the hoodoos with a sparse crowd. Unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. You really feel like you are on another planet. Highly recommend. Every corner you turn you’ll want to take a picture! Took us a little under 2 hours.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful water features and plant life- lots of humans

hiking
19 days ago

Great way to see the Bryce canyon Hoodoos. Spectacular views. Crowded trail. It was in the high 30s - low 40s with clear blue sky. We went counter clockwise so I think the uphill this way wasn't as steep. In any case plan on getting out of breath on the way up. Hiking is a must while in Bryce canyon and this is a great option if you don't have too much time.

hiking
21 days ago

We parked our car at Sunrise Point parking lot. Started our hike from Queen Garden trail to Navajo trail and end at Sunset Point. The loop is a little under 4 miles and easy. Beautiful trails with amazing hoodoo. Highly recommend if you have time to hike for 2-3 hours.

Did about half of the trail as a run, in part because when i started at sunrise it was about -13c. Absolutely one of the coolest places ive hiked. Strongly recommend. I also ventured off on peekaboo loop for an extra couple of miles to complete the "hike the hoodoos challenge." Well worth the extra distance.

walking
21 days ago

Good walk for children. It is uphill, but doable for our 7- and 4-year olds. The view of Lake Tahoe once you are up the hill is spectacular. It is paved all the way.

Awesome experience!!! I loved everything about this hike!!

hiking
21 days ago

Nice short walk along the river. Accessible for wheelchairs as fully pathed. Is very heavily trafficked. If want to go far into the narrows you can hire waterproof boot and trousers from the visitor centre for the next day.

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