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The bristle cone pines are amazing!!! Beautiful trees contrast against a stark landscape creating a wonderful journey. An easy walk/hike of 4 miles with a modest 500 ft of elevation gain on the way back. Very few people on the trail most walked to the first overlook for a photo, some went s far as spectra point but few traveled the 2 miles to rampart overlook. 25 campsites at the monument and plenty to do in the area. A great rest day on our Utah journey

I took this hike in the middle July, which made the arrival to the falls well worth the hike. The trail is mostly sandy and rocky. The sand can get hot towards the middle of the day, but people hike in sandals and chacos nonetheless. Consider getting booties for your dog, and have something to carry their feces in (unfortunate but courteous), a mason jar typically works. There isn’t a substantial amount of elevation change either during the hike. Upon arriving to the falls, it is very much an oasis, with plenty shade from trees. The water is very cold, as it should be. It’s fun swimming as close to the falls as possible too. During the hike back, I encountered some light rain, so be rain ready too. Be sure to check out the upper calf creek trail if you can. As far as traffic goes, be sure to arrive as early as possible if you want to have good parking. During the time I went, the crowd was small enough for everyone to swim and play around. I’d estimate 50 or so other hikers at the falls. The weather at the time was about high 90s during the day, and lower 70s at night. Be sure to take lots of water too.

Got to the parking lot before sunrise and we were the third car there. On return the lot was full. Get there early. Great hike with wonderful rock formations along the trail and super views at the end. Starts a little steep but flattens quickly. We got to the view point just as the canyon was beginning to glow with the sunrise. There is some exposure but with a little precaution you should be fine

Breathtaking views! So worth hiking into the canyon to get close to the hoodoos! Challenging hike if you’re not used to the altitude. Take plenty of water, and take breaks in the shade! Loved it!

Nice walk along the Virgin River that leads to the beginning of the narrows hike. Great views of the canyon floor and towering canyon walls.

Beautiful walk/hike along the Virgin river to the beginning of the Narrows. There is a paved path, and you can also leave the path and hike right next to the river (for most of the route, which we did.). We went early, and during the week, and it was less crowded. Would definitely do this again, and would be prepared with water shoes and walking sticks to hike part of the narrows!

Absolutely stunning landscape!!! It doesn’t get more beautiful than this. We went over Labor Day weekend as the sun was setting after hiking the narrows at Zion in the am and this was a true treat!!! Go!!!! Trails were a little more crowded than I like but sunset is definitely a great time to go and get amazing photos.

on Canyon Overlook Trail

hiking
4 days ago

Go early before 8am or after 5pm if you want to be more alone. Gorgeous views. Easy short hike.

Beautiful hike that takes you under the hoodoos. Not too long or difficult, a must do in Bryce Canyon!

This is part of the hike to get to the actual Narrows. Nice scenery, easy paved road

Awesome hike. Easy trail. Bring at least 2 liters of water and definitely jump in the water. It’s like an ice bath, but you gotta do it lol . I tracked it at a little over 6 miles.

Trail starts at the Escalante river trailhead. First river crossing is about 50 yards into the trail. Sand is deep, so makes this trail slow going. Water feels refreshing. I just wore a pair of shoes that I didn’t mind getting wet. Swapping out for each crossing would suck. After Natural Bridge, watch for the Indian ruins and a jug handle arch on your left. I tracked it as 4.6 miles. Feel free to dm me if you have questions @anderson.outdoors

Great hike continues to the narrow

the falls are beautiful. the hike is predominantly in sand which made the experience slow going.

enjoyed the hike and views.

awesome hike and scenery. Make sure to show up early. We caught the 7:30 shuttle and were still able to park at the visitor center. Going up stream wasn’t to crowded but coming back down about 4 hours later the place was packed.

Exceptional beauty relative to the geology and flora. The falls are gorgeous and offer a great respite on a hot day. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the shade. Another wonderful Utah experience.

Amazing river hike.

Sooo beautiful. Yes quite a few people, but you don’t notice. Worth every step.

Beautiful easy hike. I suggest going super early like we did to beat the crowds. Way too many people when we were coming back from Imlay Temple. Glad to have started earlier and hiked alone for about 2 hours.

Early in morning is best when crowds are lighter. Take the sandy trails to the left along the river, it will reconnect with main trail and is less traveled, avoiding some of the crowds.

Amazing Hike! We did 9.8 miles of it. Make sure you rent the water boots and stick. It’s well worth it and you won’t regret doing so. Many rocks and knee height water once you hike deeper into the narrows ! If you’re like me and get cold easily I do recommend a sporty light jacket or rash guard. Because deeper into the narrows the sun hides and it gets cold !

A quick and easy hike on the drive in from Bryce. Great view from the overlook at the end.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/06/16/canyon-overlook-zion-national-park/

Easy, but worth it

hiking
10 days ago

This trail was more beautiful than the Peekaboo Loop trail that can be done as a circle eight with this loop. I did this trail in about 1 hour 20 minutes. If you are looking for short and sweet this is it. Not really a challenging trail either.

This is a stunning hike! The canyon has so much to offer... towering hoodoos, a lush forest and beautiful geology. I began my hike just after sunrise and shared the trail with probably 20 other adventurers. It was a good thing, because around 10:00 am the trail gets very full!

Gorgeous easy hike, did this one just before sunrise, and hiking up in the dark then back down once it was light was like doing two different trails. Pretty and really nice!

Fun hike, and the river was refreshingly cool on a warm morning, but SO crowded, even at 9:30am. Should have started earlier to maybe avoid some crowds. It was disappointing to see folks hand feeding the squirrels near the end of the paved trail too :(

Absolutely gorgeous! This combo loop is a must-do in Bryce.

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