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The Best Backpacking in Bryce

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Top backpacking spots in and near Bryce

  • Bryce, Utah

    Navajo Loop and Queens Garden Trail

    4.8
    2.93 mi / 679 ft gain
    There are many many trails that explore the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and this is just one option of a combination of trails that is about 3.5 miles. The Navajo trail begins at Sunset Point and you head straight down dozens of switchbacks to what is called "Wall Street". It doesn't take long to get...
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  • Bryce, Utah

    Bryce Point to Whiteman Bench Trail

    12.95 mi / 3379 ft gain
    Bryce Point to Whiteman Bench Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Bryce, Utah.
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  • Tropic, Utah

    Under the Rim Trail to Swamp Canyon Camp

    5.0
    23.79 mi / 5794 ft gain
    This trail is just about the only way I would see Bryce Canyon. When we initially drove in it was like we were at Disneyland, with crowds of people everywhere. We soon discovered, however, that very few people enter Bryce Canyon's backcountry. We chose to visit Bryce in July due to it's higher el...
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  • Panguitch, Utah

    Losee Canyon to Casto Loop Trail

    13.56 mi / 1417 ft gain
    Losee Canyon to Casto Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Panguitch, Utah.
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  • 37.475289,-112.240302

    Hike Bryce Canyon's Riggs Spring Loop

    5.0
    8.71 mi / 2044 ft gain
    Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is a spectacular place. It really has to be seen to be believed. Some of the most scenic parts of Bryce are easily accessible by the average visitor via car-accessible overlooks. However, if you're not into crowds or want to hike/backpack in Bryce...there are so...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail

    11.8 mi / 1716 ft gain
    Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Backpack the Escalante River

    14 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Escalante River trail is an easily accessible, moderately strenuous hike within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The national monument encompasses over 2 million acres of wilderness, choc-full of large canyons, narrow slot canyons, rivers, hoodoos, arches, natural bridges and more...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Escalante River Trail: Escalante to UT-12

    12.97 mi / 3373 ft gain
    Escalante River Trail: Escalante to UT-12 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Eggnog, Utah.
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Death Hollow and Escalante River

    34.28 mi / 7802 ft gain
    Death Hollow and Escalante River is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Boulder, Utah.
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    22 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The most popular route into Death Hollow is from the Boulder airstrip near the town of Boulder, Utah.  The trailhead for the Boulder Mail Trail begins, or ends here depending on which way you are hiking.  Leave a car at the Highway 12 bridge over the Escalante River for the thru hike, or get luck...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Boulder Mail Trail

    15.59 mi / 2303 ft gain
    Boulder Mail Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Escalante, Utah.
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike to Broken Bow Arch

    4.7
    5 mi
    The trailhead starts at the Willow Gulch Trailhead, located just off of Hole in the Rock Road in the Grand Staircase -Escalante National Monument. The coordinates for the trailhead are 37.324812,-111.023019. To get there head east on highway 12 out of Escalante, Utah until you get to Hole in the ...
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  • Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Hike The Narrows: Top Down

    5.0
    15.38 mi
    THE NARROWS This by far one of the most scenic and awesome hikes available in any National Park. There is no place in Zion National Park more sublime in its beauty and awe inspiring in its creation as you hike through the crystal clear Virgin River and marvel at the myriad of red, orange, yellow...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch Trail to Lees Ferry

    45.82 mi / 9442 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch Trail to Lees Ferry is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Marble Canyon, Arizona.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch to Paria River

    32.26 mi / 3179 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch to Paria River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch to White House Trail

    23.02 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch to White House Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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