Bryce Canyon Rim Trail

Bryce Canyon Rim Trail

Hike: Rim Trail

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park

Distance: 5.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,587 feet

Type: One Way

Completion Time: 2 Hours

Located in Bryce Canyon National Park the famous Rim Trail is an exceptional hike for the casual explorer. There’s no better way to see the entirety of the beauty that Bryce Canyon’s hoodoos offer, then from above. The 5 mile rim trail gradually takes you up the Mesa’s edge overlooking the miles of orange hoodoos in the valley below. What makes this hike so amazing is that the entirety of the hike is open to exceptional views of the valley below. Every step you take will have you peering out to the unreal views of Bryce Canyon below. The majority of the hike is paved and there are multiple shuttle stop locations along the trail. I highly recommend walking the uphill route as the views are a little better. Take your time and enjoy the scenery on this family friendly hike. Be advised , being one of the easier rated hikes in the park it remains busy throughout the day. However, with amazing views the whole way you will never be hard pressed to find a secluded area for a nice photo op.  The hike took us a little over 2 hours to complete, with generous stops for photos and snacks. Although the hike is not difficult you should still  take your time and be sure to wear proper hiking shoes with good traction and support. As with most National Parks, dogs are not allowed,  and Leave No Trace Principles should always be followed. More info on Leave No Trace can be found here.

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