Riggs Spring Loop Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
#10 of 30 trails in

Riggs Spring Loop Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kanab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

8.0 miles
2335 feet





nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

The Riggs Spring Loop Trail begins at Yovimpa Point and travels through spruce, fir and bristlecone forests. Red cliff breaks and Quaking Aspen groves are scattered along the trail on the eastern side, allowing for beautiful vistas looking east and south. The western section of the trail is steeper and more heavily forested. A spring is located near the midway point of the trail offering some respite and shade for the weary traveler. Hikers and campers are cautioned to treat this water before using it for drinking. It is advised to carry plenty of water on this hike as well as other hikes. As this is also a popular backcountry (overnight) camping area, hikers and campers should be aware of each other and respect the privacy of others.

10 days ago

nice moderate hike, without the crowds of the Main Amphitheater but not as stunning either - mainly forested, but with some good views of No Man's Mesa, Mollie's Nipple, etc. generally done clockwise, but beware of getting lost crossing the washes - people occasionally, somehow, manage to lose the trail crossing the rocky washes, so be sure to sight directly across. water (which requires filtration) is generally available at the Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass backcountry campsites

16 days ago

Nice trail, lots of shade.

25 days ago

2 months ago

Nice trail. Lots of elevation But the climbs aren't bad. Not a whole lot of markings along the way But trail is easy enough to navigate. Not a lot of Outlooks in the beginning of the trail. But you do pass beautiful nature.

Bryce itself was quite busy but we saw nobody along the trail.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Easy trail to follow,could be marked a little better. Had to search for trailhead on second day to get back to car

5 months ago

5 months ago

Very nice trail with stunning views.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tried it today. Walked counter-clockwise. Until Riggs Spring everything was okay, but then I missed the correct way (I think). The whole time I was parallel to the way in the map. So after 7 miles I deceided to walk back the same way :-( What went wrong???

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Excellent hiking. The hodoos and views are amazing.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016

It was an amazing trail. It was difficult due too much snow. We did it clockwise and I think it was the most appropriate.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Very scenic and not too difficult on the trails

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Monday, August 31, 2015

Been many time. One of my Favorite National Parks.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Amazing views with not too difficult hikes. Great in any season.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

This is one of my favorite parks in the country! If you are in Utah or Colorado at all, you should stop. The hike is pretty moderate, if you combine all of them into one, and it's gorgeous. The hoodoos are pretty unique to this park so it's worth it to ask a park ranger about it for a few minutes. Another tip: this park is the darkest national park in the US, so you get the best view of the stars if you're lucky. So head on down to one of the hour long seminars one night and they will tell you all about what you can find in the beautiful night sky right before they provide the telescopes! We saw so much wildlife (glow worms included, of course)! The town about an hour away has a biannual Shakespeare festival that's phenomenal and makes for the perfect weekend!