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This was definitely hard. And it’s more like 8.5 miles. I started at Sunrise Point where I watched the sun rise before heading counterclockwise down the Tower Bridge trail. There are definitely more hoodoos on the amphitheater side than on the Fairyland Canyon side. The trail takes you down to Tower Bridge (a formation that really looks like Tower Bridge in London) and up Boat Mesa, then back down and around through Fairyland Canyon. It ends with a somewhat easy 2.7 mile hike on the Rim Trail.

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12 days ago

Loved this trek! Passageways that open up into an amazing canyon (working clockwise) and the view of the windows is impressive. Not much traffic.

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13 days ago

Absolutely amazing hike. Incredible views that aren’t anything like those in the nearby national parks. Recommend hiking counter clockwise to save the best views for the middle/end of the hike. The strenuous sections are broken up and spaced between long flat sections, which I greatly appreciated

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14 days ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous hike with almost constant breathtaking views. This will easily be one of the prettiest hikes that you have ever been on, although it is mildly strenuous.

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26 days ago

I see this trail as the signature hike in Bryce Canyon. We started the hike at the general store and hiked counter-clockwise. This hike lets you get up close and personal with the hoodoos.It's amazing to stand right in front of a hoodoo and look up. On the strenuous scale I would rate the hike a 7 out of 10. The trail had no steep climbs but a lot of ups and downs. The only drawback we had was the mud near the general store and Fairyland Point. Overall a great hike.

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26 days ago

Did this hike the day after a snow storm. Beautiful views, a lot of snow in the ground. Some areas were tough because of ice and slippery mud from the melting snow, trekking poles we're extremely helpful. We started and finished at Bryce point, the last mile back up is a good climb and made tougher because of the snow. it's a good hike because there were up and down areas throughout, not just straight down and the straight back up.

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27 days ago

Definitely go counterclickwise as Fairyland is lower than Sunrise. And leave a vehicle at Fairyland as the shuttle doesn't stop there. The trail between Tower Bridge and Fairyland is awesome. We walked it in the afternoon and saw hoodos that looked translucent because of reflections off the rocks. We made the mistake of thinking the shuttle stopped at Fairyland, but some very nice people have us a lift back, so we didn't need to walk yet another 2 mi. While Alltrails lists this as hard, it really is just longer than most of the moderately rated trails. Not as crowded as Queens Garden and Navajo, so peaceful.

Was able to hike it yesterday morning before the snow melted. Started at Bryce point, and the views were next to none!

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28 days ago

Awfully slimy trail as snow came early. The views cannot be beat. Hiking poles were very helpful. It definitely felt challenging at times but a great hike.

Nice up and down trail. Great views of the wall of windows and the amphitheater.

Wonderful hike with great views.

Did this trail last Sunday. It snowed the entire time, and the crowds were very light. Amazing views all around!!

This is an amazing hike! We did it spontaneously without any research and where very impressed with the views!
As Im reading all the coments about crowds, I can suggest to get there in afternoon as we did today. Started the loop around 15 and did run into ~15 people.

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1 month ago

Every turn was amazing. A must do if you visit Bryce.

Loved this longer loop hike!! Bryce is such a special and unique park. I would absolutely recommend this hike to anyone who has the time! It’s a great way to really see Bryce up close.

Took this hike yesterday. We went counter clockwise but started from the store. At first we were happy the way we went but when we hit the last 2.5 miles on the rim trail we were not that happy. Great hike not sure which way to go!

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1 month ago

This is not the Red Canyon (aka Peek-a-boo Canyon), where the trailhead is on US-89 about 10 miles north of Kanab, Utah.

Excellent views on this trail! Looks like another planet. Keep in mind there are an EXTREME amount of people on this trail. I got started on a Wednesday at 8am, decided to do the peekaboo trail and also the Navajo trail in one hike. Probably passed 400+ people and 50+ horses by the time I got back at noon. Excellent hike but its overwhelming how many people get on this and the Navajo trail.

Great trail ! Pretty easy trail that most people could do. I showed up at 1pm and both the main parking lot and backup parking lot were totally full, had to ride a shuttle in. If you shuttle in , get off at the visitors center stop and walk through the campground and up the mountain rim. The rim is part of the trail. Super pretty views here!

Great trail, great views throughout. Concur with others who recommend counterclockwise starting from fairyland parking lot.

Outstanding hike. Best to do it counter clockwise.

trail is well marked and not as traveled as the queens/peekaboo loop. Loved it! Amazing views. If you can only do 1 hike while in Bryce, do this one.

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1 month ago

This is my absolute favorite hiking trail. I did not find it difficult at all, but I am a runner and in fairly good shape (but getting old!). I am also afraid of drop-off heights and this wasn't frightening to me at all. Someone suggested we stop and look back from time to time and that was great advice. Beautiful views during all three miles, looking both ways. On a sunny day? The view of the orange hoodoos takes your breath away. I so hope to return someday!

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1 month ago

We started our hike around sunrise from the Rim Trail adjacent to the North Campground, going clockwise. Saw maybe 6 people in first 2.5 hours of the hike so really like that benefit of an early start although it was 39 degrees so a bit chilly. Lots of early morning shadows complicated photo taking.
Took 4 hrs to completely the Fairyland Loop trail with lunch at the Tower Bridge and a million stops for photos.
Tip: Park at the visitor center overflow parking then walk through the North Campground just past loop “c”, taking a left up the short trail between campsites 60 & 61 to reach the Rim Trail.

on Peekaboo Loop Trail

1 month ago

Be prepared for hiking back out. The climb is very demanding.

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1 month ago

Very nice landscape! Did in 2h:20 in mid-September.

Beautiful from start to finish. Truly Fairy like feeling ascending & descending around the Hoodoos!! Highly recommend!!!

FYI-This trail is currently shut down due to fires in Bryce 9/14/18. The road only allows up to natural bridge no where beyond. In fact they are discouraging the Below the rim hiking in general. Check with visitor center and rangers before making plans.

on Peekaboo Loop Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike. Not hard not easy. Lots of places for catching breathe. Go before 8am if u want it to your self.

I loved this Hike! It took 2 hours on Labor Day. There weren't too many other people on the trail. spectacular views descending from the highest point in the park. Nothing was flat--all up or down. One of the highlights of our trip. I would not want to take small kids on this one.

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