Hat Shop and Pink Cliffs Via Under the Rim Trail

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Hat Shop and Pink Cliffs Via Under the Rim Trail is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bryce, 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 November.

11.8 miles
3,021 feet
Point to Point



nature trips






no dogs

Bryce Canyon National Park PO Box 640201 Bryce, UT 84764-0201 Visitor Information : (435) 834-5322 Campground Reservation (May to Sept) : (877) 444-6677 Fax : (435)834-4703

7 months ago

good idea for a less travelled strenuous day hike, though this would require a two car shuttle - descend from Bryce past the Hat Shop (a monster hill, not fun to walk back up), pass Right Fork Yellow Creek, Yellow Creek Group, Yellow Creek, Right Fork Swamp Canyon, and Swamp Canyon backcountry camping sites passing the Mud Canyon Spring viewpoint along the way, ascend to Whitman Bench

11 months ago

Not as crowded as the Navajo Loop and Queen's garden.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A very nice trail to get away from the crowds at Bryce. Even when it's busy, you may not see any other hikers for miles!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Just did this trail 4 days ago. Spent 3 hours on it and didn't see a single other group of hikers! It was really nice to have it all to ourselves. It was the end of winter though and the beginning of the trail was covered in snow and mud. But after a half mile or so, it dried out. There are some sketchy, slightly narrow parts of the trail, covered with loose rocks or sand, that slope down so be careful. The Hat Shop doesn't have signage or anything either but you'll know it when you see it. The hike back was a little tough, but definitely doable. Just take your time and enjoy the scenery. It was nice to view Bryce from a less crowded trail.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

This trail has no shade. It is a moderate downhill to awesome views.The climb back out will be tough.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A wonderful trail but very exposed and the way back is mainly uphill.