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Tower Bridge Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bryce, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 826 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wildlife Bugs No dogs
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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.

Bryce Canyon National Park PO Box 640201 Bryce, UT 84764-0201 Visitor Information : (435) 834-5322 Campground Reservation (May to Sept) : (877) 444-6677 Fax : (435)834-4703

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Craig Plummer
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Absolutely Amazing! started at 7 in morning, witnessed sunrise 20 min later. Traveled in a counterclockwise direction allow us to see the Chinese Wall in full glow of morning sunshine. Took just less than 4 hours, some good hills but nothing too crazy. if you only have time for one hike make this the one.

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Isaac Frisbie
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Great trail. Not heavy traffic.

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AllTrails User
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Superb scenery and excellent trail

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Warren Callaway
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Not for the faint of heart we left it all on the trail and we are beat and irritable and we don’t love each other anymore

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Claire Meyers
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nice afternoon hike, went at 2:30 pm and wasn't too crowded but the way back is uphill and in the sun

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Ron Leonesio
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Kristen Green
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It was great! We started at a little before 7am on a Saturday. Didn’t pass anyone until almost 3 miles in. Amazing sunrise views! This is an amazing trail! My favorite so far in Bryce. We added on and did the Navajo/Queens garden loop. Then stopped by the general store on the way back for a beer! Overall we hiked 11.5miles in 5hrs.

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Alexander Sunell
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Brian Lavey
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Jerry Hom
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Beautiful hike with lots of variety. The return hike with somewhat steep but has plenty of places to stop and rest. Mostly unshaded.

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Jamie Gordon
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So frickin beautiful. I was originally going to do the whole Fairyland Loop, but was running short on time, so ended up just doing the Tower Bridge trail and back and it was just beautiful the whole way. It was definitely a hard uphill back up to the top, but with a few breaks it’s doable. There was a pretty blue bird fluttering around at the stream at the Tower Bridge that was really pretty!

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Mark Seigworth
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The trail hardly has a blemish. Incredible views and bridge.

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karolina nowak
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Abby Grinberg
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Incredible!! Make sure to start early (8am or earlier) and have at least 3L of water. Crazy views and great workout.

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Joe Rizzo
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Amazing views. Lots of up and down canyons.

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Lisa Duong
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Christine Finley
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Amazing, worth it! Do it!!! Best in park!

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Austin Davis
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The climb back up to sunset is 1.7 miles of continuous uphill with very little shade and I would classify it more of a difficult hike. Not one that I would take my 5 year old on. Beautiful landscape though!

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Ethan Fong
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It was a Dustland Fairytale

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Isaiah Hollister
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The walk down is great. The tower bridge looks really cool. But than you have to turn around. Bring lots of water.

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Nicholas Michael
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Hangover Notes: Pre hike: liquid IV packet. Hike: over 2 liters of camelback water, biltong, cliff bar Post hike: CeleBEERtion at the general store. Utah whiskey got the best of us last night. The first half is all decline. The second half of all incline. You can do it. Weather: sunny with some shade spots. We got lucky with a beezy 70+ degree day and half sun. If it was hotter, I would have puked and contaminated the crust- aliens may have formed as a chemical reaction result. Don’t bust the crust.

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Stacy Ravnikar
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All right AllTrails, you know I love you but this is NOT an easy hike. The rating really needs to change to say moderate. While the views are amazing and Tower Bridge was super cool, it was ALL up on the return. We had to take multiple breaks just to get back up to the top.

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Hello Stacey, thank you for your feedback, we have update the trail accordingly!

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Brett Acuff
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Tower Bridge is a fantastic hike. It took us right around 2.0 hours with a 15 minute break at the bottom. We saw about 6 small groups of people on a Monday around 9:30a - 11:30a. We would definitely say this was a moderate hike in our book just based on the elevation. A good bit of it is very exposed, so keep that in mind. The view at the end makes it all worth it and it hooks up with the Fairyland trail if you want to combine them.

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Randy Bergfield
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Smooth dirt trail. Lightly trafficked. Easy going down but not easy (at least for me at age 66) coming back up due to continuous uphill climb of 1.5 miles. Was able to manage though with frequent short breaks. Lots of different views that we haven’t seen elsewhere in the park. View of Tower Bridge from about 1/4 mile away is worth the effort. Take lots of water!

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Jace Dasenbrock
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Not my favorite trail if you are only doing one trail in Bryce. I would park at Fairyland trailhead and walk along the Rim Trail over to Sunset Point (past Sunrise Point) then go down and do Queens Garden and Navajo Loop trail then walk back to Sunrise Point for lunch (ice cold drinks at store). If you want to do more hiking after lunch, you can head down Fairyland trail towards Tower Bridge then finish the loop up the Fairyland Trail. Once you do Navajo Loop area, Fairyland is not that impressive. Also, parking at Fairyland Trailhead avoids paying park entrance fees.

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Alexa Christensen
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Steep coming out of the trail but very fun and great views.

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joseph destefano
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beautiful hike. I wouldn't call this easy tho. it's easy to get down to the tower bridge viewpoint, but it's an 800 ft ascent to get back to sunrise pt. it's worth it tho. the amphitheater in Bryce canyon gets all the love, and rightfully so, but there are plenty of other gorgeous spots that are well worth checking out. tower bridge is near the top of that list. highly recommend an early evening start time do it's nice and cool when you are climbing back out.

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Dan Domancich
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We hiked the loop counter clockwise and started at Sunrise Point. It's a beautiful trail, but there is a fair amount of sun exposure. Be sure to carry plenty of water.

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Dalton Simmons
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Nice hike, make sure to bring enough water. Great view all around on the way down.

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Lane Chapman
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Beautiful, well maintained trail! Views around every corner. We went counter clockwise and the last mile was pretty tough but otherwise a good moderate hike.

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