Fairyland Loop Trail

HARD 234 reviews

Fairyland Loop Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bryce Canyon City, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

snow

no shade

no dogs

Fairyland Loop Trail begins at Fairyland Point, at the northern portion of the park, and takes you through spectacular hoodoos and scenery along the rim and into the canyon; including a spur trail to Tower Bridge. The Fairyland Loop Trail also includes a portion of the Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Fairyland Point. This hike is considered strenuous due to its length and meandering trails with multiple elevation changes. It is best to carry plenty of water, 1 quart (liter) for every 2-3 hours of hiking per person, as this hike typically takes 4-5 hours round trip over the 8 mile (12.9 km) length. In the summer sun screen or large brim hats are recommended and are even a comfort year round to avoid sunburn.

hiking
8 days ago

Epic, beautiful, magical. I started at Fairyland Point and went clockwise so we had a bit of a climb up. I enjoyed this way since we got right into Fairyland at the beginning, so magical!!!

hiking
16 days ago

excellent choice for those wishing to avoid the crowds on the Queens / Navajo, though somewhat longer and more strenuous - take more water than you think you'll need, parts of the trail are very exposed

hiking
21 days ago

The loop is well marked. If you are a somewhat experienced hiker it is not too challenging. The altitude for low landers like me does effect breathing and I in fact, got a splitting headache half way through but after about 30 minutes it started to subside. We did the entire loop in about 3.5 hours with several stops. The views are spectacular but more importantly there are not many people even on a crowed day in the park. This is a must do hike for anyone who is an avid hiker.

1 month ago

This was a really pretty hike. The trails were in great condition. Trekking sticks were a nice accessory to have. You might want to pay attention to the altitude. We recorded 8,260 feet which caused my hubby to get altitude sickness that evening. Just something to watch for. We added the rim trail to this hike. Great hike!

1 month ago

A very scenic enjoyable hike! Highly recommended! Took about 3 and a half hours but stopped several times for photos and just to take in the beautiful scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful! Would recommend you're in shape for this...my hiking partner was a little unprepared lol

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. Very lightly trafficked. Some steep portions but well maintained trails. Lots of great photo opportunities.

1 month ago

Perfect day with each step surrounded by breathtaking beauty. Met some great Belgium hiking companions.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery. If you start at Fairyland View, the first 4 miles are pretty easy with very gradual elevation change. The next 1.5 miles to sunset point are slightly up hill, but not bad. Then bring er on home with the last 2.5 on rim trail to complete the loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Impossible de garder un rythme sur cette rando car il faut toujours s’arrêter pour prendre une photo

hiking
2 months ago

Probably one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done!

2 months ago

Gorgeous! Loved this hike and definitely recommend it. Lots of different scenery along the way and challenging hills mixed in nicely with flatter parts.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most beautiful hikes! The scenery is truly a fairyland. Every corner you come around you see something spectacular.

hiking
2 months ago

Start at sunrise - the views, the light and the solitude is amazing!!!

2 months ago

The start of this loop at Fairyland point is awesome. Take this trail if you want to get away from people. We saw maybe 15 people total in the 8 miles it so.
Strenuous but worthwhile. The Fairyland area doesn't have as many hoodoos but the solitude is worth it.

2 months ago

Love this trail...have done once a week for the last couple of weeks. Great Fall Trail when it's cooler!

3 months ago

I really liked this hike because it had hardly anyone on the trail and it's a great way to experience the canyon. The toughness of it is what keeps the crowds away, quite a few decent climbs which are made extra difficult in the desert sun! lots of water and sun block is essential.

hiking
4 months ago

More of. Moderate trail. Views from peekaboo loop were much more impressive but still a very nice trail with lots of views.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike, away from the crowds, beautiful views

Much easier than expedted. :-)

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