Top 5 Hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon needs no introduction. Famous for its unique hoodoo rock formations, Bryce Canyon is best experienced by its miles of hikable trails, particularly in the more pleasant Spring and Fall months. Pick up one of our luxury Sprinter Campervans in Las Vegas, and you are just 3 hours drive away from this incredible National Park, with the epic Zion National Park sandwiched in between. Your adventure to the spectacular desert, at any season, is only a van ride away!

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Below, we have listed our Top 5 Favorite hikes in Bryce Canyon- let us know if we missed one of your favorites!

5. Golden Wall Trail

This hidden gem of a hike is actually part of the Red Canyon area outside Bryce, in the Dixie Forest! This 4.5 mile trail is an excellent introduction or one last glimpse, depending on when you drive through here, into the park and all its glory. With similar hoodoos formation to Bryce but less than a quarter of the crowds, this is a great option for those wanting a quieter experience than the Bryce Amphitheater. It’s a moderately strenuous hike that takes along ridgelines and through flowery single track trail that will keep you reaching for your camera at every turn. 

4. Peekaboo Loop Trail

One of our favorite hikes to get up close and personal with the Hoodoos in Bryce is the Peekaboo Loop Trail (5 mile, difficult). While the switchbacks can be hard going at some points, the views definitely make up for it!! Legs too tired from all of the steep hikes in Bryce recently? Consider a 3 hour horseback ride on the Peekaboo loop – all the views with none of the work! 

 

3. Riggs Spring Loop Trail 

This is a solid day hike ((8.6 miles, hard), but instead of traveling through a large part of the park you may have already seen from overlooks, it gets you out into a part of Bryce you are unable to see without traveling this trail. You’ll be hiking through Bristlecone Pine forests and shaded trail stretches that will make you feel you’ve left Bryce (and the crowds) behind at times. Truly a beautiful hike, especially if you are looking for some shade from the hot desert sun! 

2. Tower Bridge Trail (or the full Fairyland Loop)

This 3.5 mile out and back trail is named for one of the hoodoo formations that resembles the Tower Bridge in London. It boasts an impressive variation of landscapes, that will get you up close and personal with Bryce’s Hoodoos! Just going down to tower bridge and back up is a worthy hike itself (allow 2-3 hours), however if you want to keep on going you can continue into the full 8-mile Fairyland loop, that features many more “familiar” looking rock formations.

 

 

1. Wall Street & Queens Garden Loop

 This is the hike you come to Bryce to do. In one hike you are transported from the forested rim of the amphitheatre to the whimsical world of twisting rock towers. You’ll hike down into the valley and back up through a narrow channel of red rock walls with towering hoodoos on either side. It’s only 3.2 miles, but worth every step.

 

Wall Street Hike

Wall Street Hike Bryce Canyon