Fairyland Loop Trail

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Fairyland Loop Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bryce Canyon City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1725 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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It's a nice get away from the traffic of Bryce. Can't say I'd do it again, but happy I did it once

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9 days ago

Great views of the rim without as much foot traffic as the rim trail. Pushed the younger kids to finish in 4-5 hours, so bring snacks and hydration for the hills.

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12 days ago

Definitely worth spending the time. It isn't that challenging if you're in shape, though there are some steep inclines. But the views are stellar and every time you turn a corner there's something else to see! Take lots of water and a snack.

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17 days ago

Bring lots of water. Not much shade and the air is dry. Beautiful hike though. Not overly difficult if your in decent shape. Just go slow if you get tired.

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20 days ago

Fun scenic beautiful somewhat challenging loop hike. We were feeling the steep sections coming out, probably more so because this was the morning after a late afternoon hike of Angel's Landing. There seems to a lof of debate over which way to go around the loop, but we did it such that Tower Bridge and Rim Trail portions were at the end. I think it worked out ok this way for us, made the climb out longer but less steep, and I found the most scenic portions on the downhill entrance this way, so were freshest to enjoy and take lots of pictures

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21 days ago

Fantastic walk. Start early before crowds.