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Peekaboo Loop Trail

MODERATE 531 reviews

Peekaboo Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bryce, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, bird watching, and horses and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,453 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

wildlife

snow

no shade

no dogs

Note: As of April 2019, the connector from Navajo to Sunset point is closed. Please check the park page for updates. The Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail begins at Bryce Point and drops quickly to the canyon floor. While some consider this a more moderate hike, due to the rapid elevation change and the length this hike is considered hard. Hikers are cautioned to be aware that this trail is shared with horses.

hiking
22 hours ago

Every turn is another photo op! Horse poop is a part of the game. I didn’t mind the smell that bad. Apparently the restroom smell at the half way point was way worse. Maybe opt to go in the woods. Bugs weren’t too bad. Saw a deer and a bunch of squirrels/ chipmunks (not really sure what they were). I think this was my favorite loop in Bryce. Go early and beat the heat and traffic. Lots of up and down but not too strenuous. Go clockwise to go with the horse traffic and give them the right of way. Take Navajo back to Sunset point don’t waste your time with Queens Garden.

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing way to experience hoodoos except the smell of horse sh...t being too much sometimes. We made all the way from Bryce point and back there. Starting around 1pm in July was hot but manageable. 2 liters of water was just enough.

hiking
13 days ago

Great opportunity to get very close to the hoodoos and other geographic features you can see from the top of the canyon. We started around 6:30 AM in early July but still felt the heat toward the end of the hike.

hiking
15 days ago

Absolutely loved this trail. There’s so much to see around every corner. The most difficult part was the switchbacks at the start, which finish off whatever you have left by the end. The only complaint was the amount of horse droppings throughout the entire trail. The smell was horrid. They should definitely consider making this a walking trail only- I can’t imagine how those horses feel carrying lazy people throughout that canyon in the heat every day.

hiking
16 days ago

For the full Bryce experience, you MUST do this hike. It takes you to the bottom and then connects to other trails at the base. We got there just before 9am and completed the loop around Noon. Depending and the time of day and your ability level I would say it is a 50-60oz water hike. If you are reading this review, it is likely you are in “moderate” hike shape and should have no problem completing this trail. We took mom, who’s in shape, but not a hiker, and she completed it without issue.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trails, except there was too much horse poops. We had a good hike though,

hiking
bugs
18 days ago

This is a breathtaking trail. We took a lot of pictures along the way and moved slowly. It took us 4 hours to finish the whole loop. The sign where the trail split into clock wise and counter clock wise, the left arrow was faded out, so we took right turn there and traveled different direction than others. The bugs (little black mosquitos) were very scary.) go in with OFF and a mask with eye protection or something. When I took pictures, all the bugs would land on my hands. I don’t know if it only the problem in the beginning of July. For the view though, I would say totally worth it. Bring a pair of hiking stick, with sliding down hill spread with horse shit would come in handy.

hiking
22 days ago

The trail was absolutely beautiful at every turn. It was best to start at least by 830 in the morning because coming back up it gets very hot. Bring lots of water and remember to reapply sunscreen. There are horse tours that do the loop so be aware to step off to the side and watch your step for droppings.

horseback riding
23 days ago

This trail was stunning. We did the whole loop in Bryce Canyon by horse. By far the best way to see it! I can’t imagine walking the distance we were able to cover by horse! Beautiful place.

hiking
23 days ago

I did this from The Navajo Loop using the Wallstreet side, it's open. Great hike, just watch your step. You share the trail with horses.

hiking
25 days ago

Tough up and down at some points but incredible views. Nice loop so can turn back early if necessary. One of best hikes to see The hoodoos at Bryce.

hiking
26 days ago

Super trial. amazing views. very nice and hot.

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful! But definetely a workout. We went in June and it was not crowded. But the hike back up is pretty brutal.

hiking
29 days ago

Big initial drop from Bryce Point was a harbinger of the long walk back up the canyon, but the trip was so spectacular that the sights are all that will be remembered. 1,400 elevation drop seemed like more. Overall a great hike and unforgettable views of the hoodoos

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

AWESOME hike in Bryce. There was a new view around every turn. It was hard going up and down continuously, but it was easily worth it.

1 month ago

amazing hike. if you're only able to do one hike, this is the one. Well worth it.

Beautiful Hike! Was definitely a excercise but well worth the views etc. I also paused the tracker for like 15 min & forgot to restart

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Take plenty of water, a hat and sunglasses.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

A strenuous hike that delivers on views!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and beautiful, but crowded. Lots of horse poop.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike! Kids 6 & 3 had a blast meandering through the hoodoos and trekking through the mud! We started at Byrce point and followed the trail clockwise met up with queens garden and finished at sunrise point with the shuttle back. 3 hours must do with kiddos who love hiking!

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. We followed the recommendations of other reviewers on here and started at Sunrise, followed Queens Garden Trail, and then followed signs to Navajo Loop (even though it’s closed), and then that connects to Peekaboo. We ended at Bryce Point. We loved it, except for how crowded the Queens Garden Trail was. We had to travel there that morning so didn’t get our early start (we started around 10:30am), and it was definitely touristy (many of whom don’t care about Trail etiquette). We would do this again if it were earlier, or take the horse trail as recommended by another reviewer.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike! We started on the other side of the park (sunrise or sunset point) hikes down to the Queens Garden then linked up with the Peakaboo trail. We veered left on this loop and went through the Hoodoos! Very impressive scenery. We ended up at Bryce Point and then took the shuttle back. Fun day. All in all I think the mileage was about 5 miles. Bring water because none is available.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m moderately fit and was well able to do this hike (even though it is quite steep at times and has an elevation change of about 1,500 feet). Bring sunscreen, water and a snack. Was quite busy today (Memorial Day weekend), but we started out around 9 a.m., and it wasn’t too bad. Breathtakingly beautiful with new views around each bend.

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

beautiful trail! one bit was washed out and super muddy. but the views were epic

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