The Top 5 Hikes to Take at Bryce Canyon National Park

Ready to get outdoors and see the beautiful sights that Bryce Canyon has to offer?

Parks and Landmarks have looked through all of the 37 incredible trails in the park, and while it was challenging to narrow down, we have selected our favorite hikes that can have you see the beauty the park has to offer.

Established in 1928, Bryce Canyon has been a staple of the Utah landscape for generations. With natural amphitheaters or bowls carved into the edge of a high plateau, the views you can see while roaming these beautiful trails are stunning and perfect for capturing your next great adventure.

These 5 trails are in no particular order, and we hope you can enjoy at least one of these stunning hikes while enjoying the rest of the park. 

5. Mossy Cave Turret Arch and Little Windows Trail

Need a trail that you can bring your kids on or just want something relaxing?

Look no further than this beautiful simple out and back trail. Featuring a stunning look at one of the park's incredible waterfalls and one of the many cave systems that the Utah rock formations have created.

Depending on what time of year you enjoy this trail, you can spot the massive moss formations in the cave during the summer and cold hanging icicles in the winter.

Total Distance: 0.9 miles 

Elevation Gain: 118 feet 

Difficulty: Easy - Walking 

Route Type: Out & Back

Other Info:  

  • Park fee required to enter the trail 
  • No pets allowed on this trail
  • Watch out for slippery ice during colder months


4. Wall Street & Queens Garden Trail 

Head deep into the Bryce Canyon with one of the park's most popular and gorgeous hikes. 

Filled with some of the biggest hoodoos (a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom) and some of the best stops like Bryce Canyon's only slot canyon at Wall Street, this trail is a moderately easy hike.

 It’s perfect for families looking to get the most out of a single hike while getting a chance to see the wildlife that calls the canyon home. 

Total Distance: 3.1 miles 

Elevation Gain: 643 feet 

Difficulty: Moderate - hiking, rocky trail

Route Type: Loop

Other Info:  

  • Park fee required to enter the trail 
  • No pets allowed on this trail
  • The Wall Street section of this trail is usually closed during the winter months due to slippery hiking conditions. 


3. Sunset Point to Sunrise Point Trail

Whether you're an early riser or a night owl, you can enjoy some of the beautiful sites that Sunset to Sunrise Point trail. 

See the sunlight bounce off the eye-catching red rocks that surround this trail and see the endless views of the canyon. 

You can see many different perspectives of some of the gorgeous sites that other trails bring you a bit closer to, including panoramic views of the colorful formations below. 

Total Distance: 1.1 miles 

Elevation Gain: 82 feet 

Difficulty: Easy - hiking

Route Type: Out & Back

Other Info:  

  • Park fee required to enter the trail 
  • Dog-friendly trail 
  • Wheelchair accessible with paved paths 

2. Peekaboo Trail 

Options, options, and more options. That's precisely what the Peekaboo trail gives you. 

With connections to Queen’s Garden and Navajo trails, you can create the perfect custom hike that jumps between different views and paths.

Dropping quickly to the canyon floor, Peekaboo is named after the unexpected twists and turns around every corner during your hike. Some of the best views of Bryce Canyon can be found here, and it is a great way to get views of the park's famous hoodoos. 

Total Distance: 5.2 miles 

Elevation Gain: 1453 feet 

Difficulty: Moderate - Hiking, Horseback riding, Long distance 

Route Type: Loop

Other Info:  

  • Park fee required to enter the trail 
  • No pets allowed on this trail
  • Horseback riding permitted 
  • This trail can be closed during the colder months
  • Pack snacks and water  


1.  Fairyland Trail 

Get ready to get up close and personal with Bryce Canyon's hoodoos during your hike in the Fairyland trail.

Enjoy the ups and downs going through the canyon as you witness beautiful vistas that show the power of mother earth.

Expect to see rock formations in the distance just north outside of Bryce, and make sure to stop at Inspiration Point to see the amphitheater in all of its beauty. 

Total Distance: 7.8 miles 

Elevation Gain: 1545 feet 

Difficulty: Moderate - Hiking, Long distance, partially paved 

Route Type: Loop

Other Info:

  • Park fee required to enter the trail 
  • No pets allowed on this trail
  • The road leading to this trailhead closed seasonally
  • Pack snacks and water 


We hope you can enjoy a few of these incredible trails during your trip to Bryce Canyon. There are tons of other hiking trails that we didn’t include on our list.

Let us know if you found a trail that should be included and how your experience was walking through the caves and canyons that Bryce has to offer.