Mossy Cave Turret Arch and Little Windows Trail

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Bryce Canyon National Park

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, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

Length1.0 miElevation gain118 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Bryce Canyon National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $40. 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.

This is a short and easy hike. You can bring nothing at all and be fine. Bring some water and a snack though. And apply some sunscreen as you are high in altitude and the sun's rays are strong.

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Ben Mayne
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Rachele Ellsworth
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I think you get alot of bang for your buck. It is a very short trail and the cave had tons of icicles in it. (The waterfall was just a trickle.) There were two slick spots on the trail from frozen ice, but other than that and a little mud, it was a quick trip for us at the beginning of March.

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Kalie Barrett
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Fun and short hike. Loved seeing the cave full of ice!

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Carol Becraft
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Great hike for all levels. A little icy, but worth it to see the frozen waterfall and cave.

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Janna Huizar
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Super easy

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Breann Christine
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I’ve never seen a frozen waterfall. Absolutely breathtaking

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Steve Johnson
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A bit muddy but you can walk around most of the mud. Short hike that is good for young kids. Pales in comparison to other hikes in Bryce.

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Saloni Pokharna
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Icy in some spots but easy to walk around. Nice easy trail and views

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Amber Diehr
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Susan Karras
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Icy today. The cave and surrounding scenery were amazing.

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Viv Benjamin
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Ryoko Leah A
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Our favorite in Bryce Canyon! It was so cold especially for Californian ourselves, but we didn’t want to leave. The sound of little creak was so peaceful. Our kids loved it as well.

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Ace Nicole
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Ice and snow and icicles everywhere! it's beautiful!!

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Tyler Haws
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The hike is really pretty. It follows a river and leads to a cave and waterfall. The best time for the cave is during the winter to see the icicles. The best time for the waterfall is during the spring. The icicles are like a glacier blue color in the winter.

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Jessy Feveryear
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Julie Osborn
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Trail is snow covered and icy on the hills. Wore spike/crampons and had no difficulty. Did see some folks sliding down the big hill on their butts. Mossy Cave was really cool.

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Rahul Vira
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snow hiking

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Samūel Ōler
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Fun easy trail with a fun off trail frozen river with exposed ice me and my family had fun sliding, slipping and eventually falling.

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Cheryl Aragon
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Bit icy at this current time but beautiful! waterfall is just a trickle currently. One of my favorite places in Utah!!

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Jon O'Brien
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All I'm gonna say is BRING YOUR MICROSPIKES! I left mine in the car and it's a small miracle I didn't wipeout several times. This whole trail is practically a sheet of ice and dusty packed snow. Don't be a fool like me and bring your spikes!

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