Explore the most popular birding trails in Bryce Canyon National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Bring lots of water! We were lucky and found two tiny streams (more of a trickle really) and had great water filters. The trail was beautiful and fellow backpackers have done a great job of not leaving anything behind. Some parts are washed out so bring a map and compass. Sunscreen is a must. It’s a great trip for beginners because it’s so close to the road for most of it.

Easy but scenic hike.

Nice short hike. But the trail to the waterfall is currently closed.

Awesome hike with incredible views of Bryce’s main attractions. Every time I thought I took the most beautiful photo I turned the next corner and found an even better spot. Get on the trail early to avoid the heat and the crowds. Bring two liters of water minimum.

Fantastic hike. I'll agree with the folks saying this should be your one big hike in Bryce if you only have time for one. Much quieter than the main amphitheater trails, and just as spectacular. We hiked it clockwise and loved it. I'm sure it's great both ways, but it was fun to walk along the canyon rim at the end and point out all the places we'd been.

Fantastic hike....however we recorded the actual hike to b 5.1 miles on all trails following the exact route shown...however we added parking lot to trailhead and trailhead to bus stop...that still didn’t make up for the additional miles....would do it again.


Nice short hike, a little steep. Cave is kind of a let down but the river and waterfall are worth it

Gorgeous scenery, one of the best hikes I’ve ever done. Get there early to beat the crowds.

The scenery is candidly unbelievable. The crowds are a bit much, particularly those who leave the trails right past the signs and hide behind “no English” as an excuse.

good intro walk on first day

6 days ago

Amazing view. Fun trail! but make sure you bring enough water :)

We loved this little place. The trail is easy enough for a wheelchair or a stroller for most/all of it. The cave is more like an overhang, but still fun. The waterfall is the best part. It's refreshing and great to take picture with!

Extremely good hike. Be ready for a lot of elevation changes, not just the initial down and up. Aside from being exhausted around the 6 mile mark, this was my favorite hike that we did at Bryce. Definitely recommend taking plenty of water, my girlfriend and I did the hike in a little less than 4 hours and we only go on hiking trips a few times a year. Just as everyone said, there was the store about 2.5 miles when going counter clockwise, which is a good place to refill any water bottles and water packs and getting food if you havent packed enough. Best views of the park in my personal opinion, definitely worth the hike!

Good moderate hike - take the Wallstreet route to get a real climbing experience - worth the time doing!

on Paria View

9 days ago

Great view best in the afternoon with full sunlite

Incredible views and not to difficult. However steep in some areas, no shade and a longer trail, not recommended for the novice hiker and bring plenty of water.

From Bryce point it was moderate hike with 3-4 strenuous jaunts. Returning up Bryce point is a 20-30 min steep hike. Bring water.

Worth the trip!

13 days ago

Great short hike. Would recommend this hike for anyone staying in the area.

Great views over the least polluted area in the lower 48. Very easy for almost all ages.

14 days ago

Beautiful - a good decent and ascent at the beginning and end but otherwise very easy to explore around and walk.

I would have rated this trail 5 stars because it's beautiful, and very easy to follow. However the trailhead was not easy to find. There are signs marking Bristlecone Trail but none that show where Riggs Spring Loop Trail is. It took me a few tries to figure out that you start on Bristlecone, head down the Under the Rim trail, and then Riggs Spring Trail branches off from there. It would have been nice to have signs in the parking lot to tell you which way to go. The campsites on Riggs Trail were nice. There was water running at Riggs spring, approximately a quart per minute. I only ran into one group of Backpackers and two hikers. Very little traffic on this gorgeous route

Nice little hike. Waterfall is great to see. Popular.

By far one of the best trails I’ve ever hiked. Gorgeous views.

Hat shop formations are worth it! Hike early in the morning or later evening. Take water. Save most of it for the return. Great views along the way. It took us about 3 hours. We went in the middle of the day. The way out is much harder. We are average ability hikers.

Beautiful hike take plenty of water...

Amazing! Don't miss this small hike. will recommend this one for anyone that comes here.

My favorite hike in Bryce! So beautiful and less trafficked then the other hikes in Bryce. There are no restrooms or water at the fairyland canyon starting point. I suggest hiking counter clockwise which will start you on the rim trail. About 2.4 miles in you will pass by the general store on the right where you can stop for water/restrooms. From there drop down into the canyon and enjoy!

trail running
18 days ago

Awesome and great!
Definitely five stars!!!

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