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Bryce Transverse using Park Shuttle [CLOSED]

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Transverse using Park Shuttle is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Panguitch, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,151 feet Route Type: Point to Point

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Note: The Navajo loop trail is closed so you have to hike it all the way through to the sunrise trail. Please refer to the park page for updates. This is one of the best trails in the park when the shuttle is running, as you shuttle out to the highest point in the Main Amphitheater then walk back to your car, which allows you to A. walk down the very scenic trail from the highest point in the Main Amphitheater w/o having to walk back up that very steep hill, B. see the more scenic halves of both the Peek-A-Boo and Queens Garden loops without having to do all of both loops, C. gets you back to your car so you can then finish your day with by taking the Scenic Drive to Rainbow Point, then back, stopping at Natural Bridge on the way - DIRECTIONS: park your vehicle in Shuttle Parking (outside the park) or Overflow Parking (by the Visitor Center), take the free Park Shuttle which runs every fifteen minutes in season to Bryce Point, first enjoy the view from the point, return towards the parking lot but hang a left down the stairs near the lot, take the trail down staying to the left (right goes to Hat Shop), enjoy the switchbacking trail down (best views in park), take a left at the T-shaped intersection near the horse corral which places you on the prettier west half of the Peek-A-Boo Loop, follow that trail towards the connecting trail to Queens Garden (two lefts close together, when Peek-A-Boo ends you should be headed back towards the canyon wall not into the forest), at the four way intersection near the bench and medallion examine the signs to locate the Queens Garden Trail (not Wall Street or Navajo), go down Queens Garden, take the short spur to see Queen Victoria, and back, follow Queens Garden out - the hike ends with ice cream at the General Store near the Sunrise Point parking lot, then take the free Park Shuttle or just walk the 0.7 miles back to your vehicle down the Multiuse Path if you left the vehicle in Overflow Parking - finally head south in your vehicle on the Scenic Drive to see Yovimpa Point, Bristlecone Trail, Rainbow Point, then Natural Bridge on the way back for a solid six hour day of the best Bryce has to offer.

Hard hike with great views

hiking
8 months ago

We started at Bryce Point and our end point was Sunrise point. So, beginning is long series of descending switchbacks (nice!). You eventually intersect with peek-a-boo trail -- yuck!! peekaboo is a shared trail with horses, so lots of poop, and you smell it (the reason for 4 stars). BUT, you finally intersect with Queens Garden trail and end at sunrise point. (No poop!) As mentioned in the description, the final leg out of garden trail to sunrise is many switchbacks UPHILL. Overall, the views were SPECTACULAR. Bring your good camera.

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

First part was great second not so much. Far to many people. We started at 6 am

Amazing hike with amazing views. Highly recommended Mostly downhill with some uphill along the way and near Bryce Point. Make sure to follow the GPS as it is not too hard to accidently go down the wrong trail (if there's a lot of horse poop and not many people you might be on the wrong trail)

I'm so glad I listened to all of the others that have suggested this hike. So beautiful! A true breathe of fresh air after being in the Zion insanity. Bryce Canyon truly stole my heart. I got to the Bryce Point trailhead around 8am-ish and easily found a parking spot. I ended up taking a left at the fork in Peek-a-boo trail. I excitedly found a little off shoot trail to the right about half way through. It'll bring you about 3/4ths of the way towards the other Peek-a-boo trail. Gorgeous views! I was going to dip into Navajo Loop to see Wall Street but the loop is currently closed.

We highly recommend this route as one of the best ways to see the majority of the Bryce amphitheater. We parked at the visitors center overflow parking and took the shuttle to Bryce point. We descended from the point and when we got to the fork for peekaboo we took the lefthand loop as the Ranger told us that was the more scenic route for viewing the amphitheater. Once we got to queen Victoria it was much more crowded since a lot of people start at sunrise point and walk the one mile down and back to see the queen. We would definitely take this hike again. When you finish at sunrise point you can get a shuttle or take a bit of a hike down the roads back to your car.

hiking
muddy
11 months ago

5/28/19 Since Navajo and Wall Street are closed this is the second best “longer” hike you can do in the park after fairyland loop (which is killer and I cant recommend it highly enough). I recommend starting at Bryce Point and ending at sunrise because the climb back up is a little easier. The day after snow/rain the first mile or so down from Bryce Point was muddy but nothing crazy. There is a spur off the main trail about half way through (see my recording) that “makes” this hike. It goes out on a spine that puts you in the center of peek a boo loop offering fantastic views. The climb back up gets packed with people as you approach sunrise point on queens garden. But the smaller switchbacks designed for the masses make the climb out a little nicer with amazing views to check out while you catch your breath.

hiking
muddy
Sun May 26 2019

Great hike if you’ve only got a few hours and want to see as much of the park as possible. Large crowds for the first and last 0.75 mi or so but very quiet trail other than that, even on Memorial Day weekend. Highly recommend leaving your car outside the park and using the shuttle system, makes life a lot easier. Lastly don’t make my mistake. If the mud looks deeper than your boots, it’s deeper than your boots.

hiking
muddy
Fri May 24 2019

hiking
Thu May 16 2019

This is a combination trail. We started on the Peakaboo Trail and did a cutover to the Queens Garden Trail then up to Sunrise Point. I’d give this trail a five because while steep and somewhat strenuous it’s beautiful (Even on a bad day) and the landscape with hoodoos and arches just so interesting, but the Peakaboo Trail is also a horse trail and they leave no doubt about that point. But if given the opportunity I’d do the trail again. It was a cloudy windy day with a snowstorm threatening but the trail was dry and not too crowded.

hiking
Mon May 13 2019

Great hike. Not super far and varied up and down. Starts out with a lot of down hill and ends with a bit of a climb. Really pretty and takes you through little holes in the rock formations.

hiking
Sun May 12 2019

A gorgeous hike with views of the wall of windows and hoodoos

hiking
Mon May 06 2019

Great one-way hike utilising the shuttle in Bryce. With the Navajo Loop closed, it's probably the best day-hike option, as you get to see two different sections of the amphitheatre. The beginning of the trail at Peekaboo was a bit busy (be sure to hit the bathroom if you need to, near the horse area once you get to the bottom), but once we were out in the middle part, the number of people dropped. The closer you get to Queen's Garden, however, the busier it gets. The final leg back up is loaded with people from tourist buses. Still, by that time, you've already seen all the good stuff, so fighting a crowd to get back to a shuttle isn't so awful. If you're in Bryce for just one day, check this hike out.

hiking
muddy
snow
Sun Apr 28 2019

My wife and I hiked this trail today and it was beautiful. There are several spots of snow and mud coming down from Bryce Point but it was manageable. The Navajo loop trail is closed so you have to hike it all the way through to the sunrise trail. We highly recommend this hike to anyone wanting to see Bryce in one hike.

Fri Oct 19 2018

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.

hiking
Thu Sep 27 2018

Loved this hike! However, be warned that much of it is actually on trails that are rated “hard.” My parents agreed to this hike because this app rated it “moderate,” and they definitely struggled with the inclines. We ended up cutting up through navajo’s loop when my dad’s knee began to give out. I enjoyed it, but it is also a very steep incline. Regardless, I personally loved every minute of the hike and would highly recommend it if you are in decent shape and want to get a great feel for what Bryce is all about. It feels like you’re on another planet!!

Mon Jul 16 2018

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. 71+

hiking
Thu Jul 05 2018

Beautiful hike take plenty of water...

hiking
Sun Jun 03 2018

This was a great hike. Definitely the first half through peakaboo was the best. As the trail came near Navajo and queens garden the amount of other hikers picked up significantly. Start early to avoid the heat. Rated a four due to the thick amount of hikers on the second half.

walking
Fri Nov 24 2017

this is the absolute best trail in the park when the shuttle is running, as you shuttle out to the highest point in the Main Amphitheater then walk back to your car, which allows you to A. walk down the very scenic trail from the highest point in the Main Amphitheater w/o having to walk back up that very steep hill, B. see the more scenic halves of both the Peek-A-Boo and Queens Garden loops without having to do all of both loops, C. gets you back to your car so you can then finish your day with by taking the Scenic Drive to Rainbow Point, then back, stopping at Natural Bridge on the way - DIRECTIONS: park your vehicle in Shuttle Parking (outside the park) or Overflow Parking (by the Visitor Center), take the free Park Shuttle which runs every fifteen minutes in season to Bryce Point, first enjoy the view from the point, return towards the parking lot but hang a left down the stairs near the lot, take the trail down staying to the left (right goes to Hat Shop), enjoy the switchbacking trail down (best views in park), take a left at the T-shaped intersection near the horse corral which places you on the prettier west half of the Peek-A-Boo Loop, follow that trail towards the connecting trail to Queens Garden (two lefts close together, when Peek-A-Boo ends you should be headed back towards the canyon wall not into the forest), at the four way intersection near the bench and medallion examine the signs to locate the Queens Garden Trail (not Wall Street or Navajo), go down Queens Garden, take the short spur to see Queen Victoria, and back, follow Queens Garden out - the hike ends with ice cream at the General Store near the Sunrise Point parking lot, then take the free Park Shuttle or just walk the 0.7 miles back to your vehicle down the Multiuse Path if you left the vehicle in Overflow Parking - finally head south in your vehicle on the Scenic Drive to see Yovimpa Point, Bristlecone Trail, Rainbow Point, then Natural Bridge on the way back for a solid six hour day of the best Bryce has to offer

snowshoeing
Tue Feb 07 2017

Snowshoed this as part of a loop. Fun trail in the snow.

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