Explore the most popular no dogs trails near Kanab with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

10 days ago

Nice view and easy hike!

hiking
15 days ago

I hiked the Riggs Spring Loop Trail with my brother in November 2017, except we did it the hard way: We started at Lower Podunk Trailhead in the Dixie National Forest to the southeast of Bryce Canyon. The hiking was easy, and the drive in on BLM roads was the hard part! It is an easy 1 mile hike from the Lower Podunk trailhead to the Riggs Spring Loop at the Riggs Spring Campground.

We hiked the loop trail clockwise: This allows an ascent of the steeper portion of the trail leading up to Yovimpa Pass, and a descent on the shallower slopes on the east side of the loop. There is nothing technical about the hike, and trekking poles aren't needed unless you descend the steeper part of the loop. The majority of the hike is though spruce-pine forest, limiting broad scenic vistas. However the portion above Yovimpa Pass will give you spectacular views of the Pink Cliffs from a close-up perspective few will ever experience! There are also sporadic Bristlecone Pines in this area.

Starting at the base of the plateau, the climax of the hike is achieving the summits within Bryce Canyon: the Yovimpa Point and Rainbow Point overlooks. Both are excellent, but in my opinion they pale in comparison to the view from above Yovimpa Pass. Total elevation differential from Lower Podunk to Rainbow Point (elev 9,115?) was right at 2,000 feet.

This is a great hike doable by anyone in decent shape, with great scenery and providing a good workout. Bonus: If you access the trail from Lower Podunk Trailhead outside Bryce Canyon, you won't have to pay the entrance fee to the national park!

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike. Would recommend this hike for anyone staying in the area.

Great views over the least polluted area in the lower 48. Very easy for almost all ages.

I would have rated this trail 5 stars because it's beautiful, and very easy to follow. However the trailhead was not easy to find. There are signs marking Bristlecone Trail but none that show where Riggs Spring Loop Trail is. It took me a few tries to figure out that you start on Bristlecone, head down the Under the Rim trail, and then Riggs Spring Trail branches off from there. It would have been nice to have signs in the parking lot to tell you which way to go. The campsites on Riggs Trail were nice. There was water running at Riggs spring, approximately a quart per minute. I only ran into one group of Backpackers and two hikers. Very little traffic on this gorgeous route

Easy walk. Good views.

Super easy. Good views

hiking
2 months ago

Minor hike but the views are awesome!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views of Bryce and beyond. Easy and short. Nice drive to the top as well.

Nice walk on a good packed in trail. At points you get some good views. Pretty windy out at the south point on the trail.

We did this trail as part of "Rainbow and Yovimpa Points Plus Bristlecone Loop"

backpacking
2 months ago

Outstanding area to hike and backpack. Stunning scenery. It has it all for the desert lovers

backpacking
2 months ago

Stunning hike, great views, offers everything could expect out of Escalante.

Nice easy walk with great views and interesting Bristlecone Pine trees.

Simple walk with Stunning views,

Unique story with the brothers carving out and living in the caves. Fun little detour when hiking the more challenging hikes in the ares.

off road driving
3 months ago

Three caves carved out of rock where two men lived.

Good short easy hike.

Fun little none-strenuous hike with an amazing view by a storm shelter.

Close your eyes and take in the sounds of the wind at the lookout into the canyon and you might hear something beautiful like I did!!

Keep an eye out for diving birds in the canyon.

The ancient bristlecone pine is worth the hike!

Did this hike march 14... crampons for the boots were a good idea, however the hike is do able without.

Would be great for kids!

this was my last trail in zion national park, and so far the best adventure i had here. there is no maintenance in this trail which it makes it amazing to get in contact with our inside instincts. worth every-minute of it

hiking
7 months ago

The trail was short and easy, still covered in snow during late April. It was very windy and cold, snowed on and off. You get some stunning view during the loop. Love all the resilient, tall bristlecone pine trees. Very little people here. Perhaps it was the combination of cold and altitude, I saw the most amazing sunset at Yovimpa point.

hiking
8 months 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

walking
8 months ago

excellent easy trail, suitable for almost everyone (though buried with snow in winter) - park in the Rainbow Point Parking lot, walk to Yovimpa, then counterclockwise along the Bristlecone Trail, to Rainbow Point, then back to your vehicle

Nice trail, lots of shade.

Easy trail that is crushed gravel and has terrific views from Rainbow Point and toward the south. Available for all ages.

Easy hike. A few different look off points. Mostly flat Less crowded that other hikes.

Easy hike with good views. Well marked trail among the trees. Several places where you can approach cliffs to see the expanse of hoodoos below you (cliffs do give way so be careful). The views are not part of the amphitheater, so not as breathtaking but still a good trail if you want to escape crowds and have limited time.

hiking
10 months ago

Has some nice views of the canyon lands below but overall is just a walk in the forest. If you're hurting for time this is a great one because its so short and shallow.

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.

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