Off Beaten Path Attractions in Bryce Canyon National Park



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  • Bryce Canyon
  • Fairyland Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Seek out the off-the-beaten-path side of Bryce Canyon, and you'll be amply rewarded. The unusual, the unexpected, and the unforgettable activities and views that not as many experience are what make memories for a lifetime. Lose the crowds and discover some of Bryce Canyon's best semi-secret things to do.

    Fairyland Loop and Peekaboo Loop are right there for the hiking...but not as many people tackle them. Why? Probably because they're a bit longer. But are they ever gorgeous trails. Step your booted feet onto them and find out why.

    Tower Bridge and the Hat Shop--aw, come on! With names like those, you want to explore them, right? Again, these are lesser-known trails, but just like all the Bryce Canyon hikes, they lead to unexpected delights. Tramp along them and discover why they got their funky names.

    Wintertime is very quiet in Bryce Canyon. Imagine the hush of snow...the blanket of white draped over the red hoodoos and other rock formations...and practically the entire national park as your private playground! Its 9,000-foot elevation insures annual snow at Bryce, and there are activities to match. Check out the ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes for a unique understanding of this place. Snowshoes provided free of charge.

    The backcountry in Bryce Canyon is sublime and quite overlooked by the vast majority of visitors. Get out into it for tremendous solitude, a continutation of the spectacular views, and sights most visitors will never lay eyes on. The Under-the-Rim Trail, Sheep Canyon Loop, Swamp Canyon Loop, and Riggs Spring Loop are all excellent.

    The most unusual thing in Bryce Canyon isn't even in the park itself. Go read about nearby Red Canyon and see why. Then go visit it...and mum's the word about this secret, wonderful spot.

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    Fairyland Loop

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    Otherworldly beauty... read more

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    Tower Bridge

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    3 miles, 950-foot elevation drop, bring lots of water, good photo opp... read more

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    Hat Shop

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    4 miles, 1436-foot elevation gain, rock formations galore... read more

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    Peekaboo Loop

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    Classic Bryce. 5.5 mile loop, 1500+-foot elevation change... read more

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    Snowshoe Hikes

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    1 1/2-2 1/2 hours, 1-2 mile snowshoe hikes. Gear and guides supplied... read more

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    Under-the-Rim Trail

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    23 miles for the true backpacker, remote and rugged... read more

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    Riggs Spring Loop

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    8.5 miles, popular back country loop. Forested...
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    Swamp Canyon Loop

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    4-mile loop, 800-foot elevation change, nestled in hoodoos... read more

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    Sheep Creek Loop

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    4-mile loop. Shady forest, hoodoos, vistas. Can be demanding... read more

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    Red Canyon

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    Highway 12

    Mini Bryce Canyon with excellent hiking & mountain biking... read more
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