Mossy Cave Turret Arch and Little Windows Trail

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Mossy Cave Turret Arch and Little Windows Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tropic, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

cave

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

An easy stroll in Bryce next to a creek that brings you past hoodoos, to a waterfall, and then to a mossy cave where icicles hang in the shady places. If you feel adventurous, climb to the hole in the wall above the falls. Mossy Cave is the trail you want to go to if you have a very short time and want to do a little hike. Or, if you have guests or kids that do not like to break a sweat on a hike, this is a perfect little stroll where you can get the whole below canyon experience without the hike down into the canyon.

hiking
icy
snow
27 days ago

Awesome icicles at the cave!

hiking
icy
snow
28 days ago

The ranger at Bryce Canyon recommended this hike and we were really glad she did. We stopped on our way home before leaving the park. It was slippery with snow cover; micro spikes or shoes with traction recommended. We went to the waterfall first and it was ok. I wasn’t even planning on going to the cave but THAT is where the magic is. It’s a beautiful cave with light blue icicles. Spectacular! My kids loved it and so did we!

Be sure to bring your crampons. Beautiful sights to be seen.

Great place to stop with kids right outside of the park. Super easy and the cave is beautiful .

10 min hike to mossy cave. Nice to hear a running brook. The falls did not look like much in the winter. Trail was closed so people walked up creek bed

As of 12/28/2019, the trail is snow packed and passable. Did not go down to the waterfall due to the amount of snow.

Beautiful waterfalls

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
rocky
3 months ago

Perfect little trail. Path to falls IS open (closed signs are for little side trails). It was warm today (nov 3) but the stream was still frozen, as was part of the waterfall. The icicles In the grotto were dripping.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail to the water fall is not closed there are closed signs referring to unofficial trails that shortcut to the waterfall the main trail goes up the hill to the left and then back down to the waterfall.

Trail to waterfall closed but lots of folks just walked to it by the river

Fun & easy! Beautiful at dusk. The mossy cave was okay. We had the most fun at the waterfall and creek. 10/17/19

hiking
4 months ago

Short and easy trail with nice views of the mossy cave and a waterfall.

Beautiful views!!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Great hike with multiple trails that you can follow along a beautiful creek and lots of shade. The Marci cave is pretty cool but would probably be the most beautiful during winter time. Short steep climb to the cave but it’s worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice quick add-on if passing by, but I wouldn’t go out of my way. I really enjoyed the little waterfall upstream and dipping my feet into the water on a hot day. Not many people even late in the day. There is a bathroom at the trailhead.

Short but nice walk.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice short hike next to a fast moving stream. The cave is interesting. The waterfall was the highlight. Pretty views of some cool hoodoos and a nice bridge.

hiking
5 months ago

nice little walk. the path above the water fall is closed. and the mossy cave in Sept is nothing to write home about.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The trail itself is short and the cave isn’t anything particularly fascinating but the waterfall is so beautiful.

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