Under the Rim Trail: Bryce Point to Whiteman Bench

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Under the Rim Trail: Bryce Point to Whiteman Bench is a 13 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bryce, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking.

13.0 miles
3,103 feet
Point to Point




nature trips




no dogs

8 months ago

good choice for an abbreviated version of the Under The Rim Trail, avoiding the more poorly maintained southern section of the trail - only downside is this requires two cars (one at Bryce and one at Whitman Bench)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Definitely a great single night backpacking trek. We got the permit day of (walk-in) and hiked from Bryce Point to Yellow Creek to camp. The first day was almost entirely downhill but by the end of it (early afternoon) it was getting pretty toasty. Little to no breeze made the ~90 degree heat feel pretty strong. The campsite was great, plenty of good spots for setting up tents and hammocks. After settling in, a herd of cows passed by a few times while grazing.

Hiking out the second day was pretty strenuous, quite a bit of up and down for the first few miles. We ate lunch near the junction of Under the Rim and Swamp Canyon Connector trails. The hike out from there up to Whiteman Bench was pretty consistently uphill, and got pretty steep as we exited the canyon. All in all though it was a great trek and I would definitely recommend it to a group looking to do a single night backpacking out in Bryce.

Sunday, June 11, 2017