Tropic, UT, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
The trailhead is outside the Park itself, so plan your itinerary accordingly.
Short and sweet, this hike is accessed from outside the Park proper, from Highway 12. Watch for the signage about 1.2 miles west of the east entrance to Bryce. This is a great way to experience some of Bryce without going all the way into the Park. Note that the water in the canyon is not in a natural flow; early pioneers settlers rerouted stream water to irrigate their crops in nearby towns. Also take note that you will have stream crossings, which are usually passable by rock-hopping. Beware of possible heavy early spring run-offs. In the wintertime, you can see amazing icicle formations at Mossy Cave itself.