NileGuide Expert Says:
A nice, brief introduction to Bryce's backcountry if you don't want to commit to a longer day or an overnight trip.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT 84764
In the park
NileGuide Expert tip:
Can be difficult. Trail may be impassable after a severe storm. Check at the visitor's center if the weather is iffy.
The first mile is along the Rim...then the trail drops down 876 feet on this hike! But once below the Rim you end up strolling through an evergreen forest as well as meadows. Awesome vistas are as breathtaking as any to be found in Bryce Canyon. The most unexpected view is of a sandstone wall that sort of resembles one of those giant organs that are played in church. Who knew! Campsites such as the Sheep Creek one can connect this trail with others to make it a nice back country journey.