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Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah is one of the strangest, weirdest, most beautiful National Parks in the Southwest. Bryce Canyon is a giant natural amphitheater along the Paunsaugunt Plateau created from millions of years of erosion. The unique area has hundreds of tall hoodoos (tall, thin spires of rocks). The region was originally settled by Native Americans and later by Mormon pioneers.

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!

1 day ago

Low visibility throughout the canyon. Started at Bryce point. Great views when the the sun poked through!

I’m glad we came down through Wall Street on the Navajo Loop as it met up with the Queen’s Garden Loop. Others were coming from the other direction and I thought the switchbacks and entrance to Wall Street was more majestic coming down onto it instead of coming up it.

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2 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.

Popular trail with amazing views. Get an early start to beat the crowds!

This is a strenuous and beautiful hike that is more like 5.5 miles. Definitely not 3.9. It is well worth the effort to see such beauty.

The best of Bryce Canyon... We only did half the hike due to limited daylight. This is a nice hike but WHAT an incredible Nat’l Park to begin with- so unique! Went in April, still snow there but the weather was great for a moderate hike. The hoodoos can get repetitive and sometimes you’ve gotta really stretch to find what your looking for (the queen) but it’s fun to do along the way.

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

Wonderful hike with great views.

Great trail! I recommend starting at Wall Street. Beautiful views the entire hike. It was a. It windy, but once you go below the rim, it’s nice and warm.

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

Amazing hike. It snowed the entire time. Not crowded at all.

Beautiful hike and beautiful views!

Beautiful hike. Did this a couple days ago, with the queen's garden loop and then the peekaboo trail. Bryce is such a unique place, worth the effort! Take water. Wear good shoes.

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8 days ago

Did the loop counter clockwise starting at inspiration point and walking the rim to Sunset. Took Navaho's switchback decent past marvelous natural sites like three trees climbing from floor to above the HooDoos. Joined the Queens loop at the bottom and took that to sunrise point where we caught the last shuttle back to the car. Weather was perfect and the trails only crowded at the start of Navaho. After reaching the bottom the crowds were gone. This trail combination is listed as the most popular and moderate. This is mid October and while the hotels were full it looked like our trails weren't overflowing.

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.

Left Hurricane about 0630 taking the I15 route up to Bryce. Weather was unfortunately poor. In the low 30s with rainy intermittent sleet and low clouds. Due to the weather and the time there was plenty of parking and surprisingly quite a few people out hiking. It turned out to be a great but wet hike in the canyon.
For what it’s worth I took 89 South, stopped at Red Canyon for an hour hike and then down thru Zion. Absolutely beautiful drive through the canyons. There is a section north of Glendale where the trees are a spectacular array of fall colors. just an overall fantastic drive

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10 days ago

Unusual views... hard to believe it's been 10 yrs.

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11 days ago

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

Perfect hike if you have a limited time in Bryce! Definitely do the connecting trails if you can! Bryce is such a special and unique National Park!

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!

Did both loops, very great experience in Bryce, first section was crowded as we got a late start, but the crowds thinned down a bit until the end hiking up Wall Street. It was perfect for what we wanted, felt we saw some of the best of Bryce.

Spectacular views and a must do if you have limited time (I did it easily in 90 mins) and want to experience being down in the canyon. Unless you love switchbacks and want to maximize the climb out effort start at the Sunset Point / Navajo end!

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17 days ago

If you can only do one hike in Bryce, this is the one. Super rewarding for modest effort. Whatever your hiking time normally is, add about 20% for all the photo stops.

Nothing like Utah

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