Tower Bridge Trail

EASY 202 reviews

Tower Bridge Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bryce, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife 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 October.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 826 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

Great hike with a lot of variation in the landscape. As it is part of the Fairyland Loop, you can always extend it to make a longer hike but at the end of the day, just going out to Tower Bridge and back was a great hike to end with. There are some really nice views of the hoodoos. The trail is also fairly wide and even, not too many rocks, but a little snowy/muddy at the end of winter. The white sandstone against the sapphire sky was incredible. And across from that was this sea of red sand and the China Wall. It felt like being on Mars. Tower Bridge, you can't actually get that close to, but you can see it pretty decently if you find a spot between the trees. This trail is not nearly as popular as the Navajo or Queens trails but worth venturing down for some variation.

hiking
3 days ago

Pretty views on the way down and back. View of the bridge in the distance at the end of trail.

hiking
26 days ago

The bridge is tiny and not worth the effort.

hiking
no shade
rocky
washed out
29 days ago

Great trail to go down not so much to come back up.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. We took it at 5:00 on a Sunday afternoon and we saw no other people once we dropped below the rim. It was amazing, the silence in the canyon was incredible. The hike back up should be avoided in the heat of the day, and bring a lot of water to do it. It’s a nice wide, easily graded path, so just take your time.

Beautiful trail. Only saw 5 parties the whole time. Not too strenuous, great 4/5 hr hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Super easy downhill and great sceneries. Lots of birds and squirrels and lizards. About a mile in the trail gets greener. More shaded. The bridge is beautiful. The way back with the switchbacks was all up hill. Had to stop and hydrate with the sun and little shade. Definitely worth it. Would rate it easy down and moderate back.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great hike we went clock wise this tme, liked it. Started the hike from the General Store around 9:00 AM off trail at 2:00 PM.

hiking
2 months ago

not a difficult hike if you can handle up and downs and the heat.

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rocky
2 months ago

We did this trail with 3 kids ages 11, 9, and 6. They handled it quite well. Beautiful scenery in every direction.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful hike and one to do if the Navajo Loop/Queen's Garden trail is too busy or closed. The tower is not really anything much to look at. The hike up is pretty steep, but there are plenty of shaded areas where you can rest, if needed. The pictures that I'm attaching are either taken at or near the start of the trail. *Note - if you go in July, BRING BUG SPRAY! Those little black, gnatty bugs are horrendous. If you stop moving, they will attack!

hiking
3 months ago

Scenery was absolutely beautiful but tower bridge is not worth the huge uphill hike on the way back. I would definitely recommend turning around after about a mile and not going all the way down

hiking
3 months ago

I enjoyed the beautiful views and the fact that this trail was not congested with people. Though I do think I’d rate the difficulty to moderate due to the incline on the way back.

hiking
4 months ago

Fabulous views and a must do at Bryce. Not too many people, nicely spread out. We hiked counter clockwise.

This is a good trail for those who would like to do some of the Fairyland area of Bryce Canyon, but who don’t want to do the whole thing. The Tower Bridge is a very neat rock formation. I wouldn’t characterize the trail as “easy” due to the fact that is does have a large amount of elevation change. But the trail itself is pretty easy to follow.

5 months ago

Good view but similar view if you stay on Fairyland Loop

5 months ago

Nice, relatively easy hike. Great scenery and not very crowded.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

The trail was very muddy in many areas due to snowmelt, so boots and poles would be very helpful. The hike itself is not too difficult. There are great views of the overall landscape and you can see many cool rock formations up close.

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muddy
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Hike with Mary, Barbara, Donna and Bob. Lots of hoodoos. Great variation of trail. Encountered patches of snow.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice out-and -back trail. Maybe moderate instead of easy. I only dock it a star in comparison to more challenging and more stunning hikes in the park. But very nice views and the Tower Bridge formation is a nice reward. Not heavy traffic. When I did it, some walking on snow and one sunny section very muddy.

hiking
muddy
snow
8 months ago

Easy hike that makes you feel as if you're on a completely different planet. Maybe Mars? Very enjoyable and awesome rock formation all around!

hiking
Monday, September 10, 2018

This was an absolutely beautiful hike! It is not very steep at all, but pretty much entirely downhill for the first half and uphill for the second half, so it can be challenging in that aspect. Bring hiking boots since it’s mostly small loose rocks. There is minimal shade, but we had a nice breeze a few times.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Great hike down to the Bridge, not too steep. Excellent photo-ops and views. Bring enough food/water to do the whole Fairyland Loop! It's incredible.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Amazing views. Carry lots of water, as climb up is all at once.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Good hike. Fairly quiet compared to more popular trails

hiking
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The tower bridge itself is very disappointing. And since you go down there, why not do the whole loop! You won't regret. Because this hike is alright, but you are missing out the best part by not doing the loop!

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