Bryce, Utah

Top Spots in and near Bryce

  • 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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  • Escalante, Utah

    Covered Wagon Natural Bridge Trail

    4.0
    0.59 mi / 66 ft gain
    Covered Wagon Natural Bridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Escalante, Utah.
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  • Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Hike the Cascades Trail in Dixie National Forest

    1.2 mi / 137 ft gain
    Hiked the cascades trail from the parking lot through a forest of spruce trees and many interesting wildflowers.  The trail has good views of the National Forest and Zion National Park in the distance. The trail has some elevation gain but not too bad. The waterfall is rather small but a refreshi...
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Alpine Pond North Loop

    1.22 mi / 79 ft gain
    Alpine Pond North Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Cedar City, Utah.
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Brian Head Loop Trail

    0.2 mi
    Drive to the peak on county road 47 to the parking area. Hike around the peak and admire the beautiful views of the mountains and the resort below. Be sure to take pictures of the abundant wildflowers around the peak. The drive to the peak is very scenic.
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Sunset Trail

    4.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Cedar Breaks National Monument is a gorgeous multi-colored limestone amphitheater that many consider to be more beautiful than Bryce Canyon National Park given its greater depth over a shorter distance and higher elevation. It is far less traveled than its neighbors of Zion and Bryce. The Sunset ...
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike Ramparts Trail via Spectra Point

    5.0
    4 mi
    To call this place "breathtaking" would not do it justice. The rusty red, orange, purple colors of million-year-old rock erosion are otherworldly, something you'd imagine on Mars. The Indians named Cedar Breaks the "Circle of Painted Cliffs," and when you see this brilliantly colored coliseum you...
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Sunset Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument

    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Started the hike at the visitor center. The walk is fairly level and there is not much altitude gain. There are very good views of the park and in the summer there is a profusion of wildflowers. At the beginning of the trail the different wildflowers are labeled. 
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Spectra Point and Rampart Overlook Trails

    3.7 mi / 836 ft gain
    Park at the visitor center parking lot and start hiking the trail. You'll admire the great views of the breaks and canyons below. If you hike in the summer, be sure to take the time to photograph the many beautiful wildflowers, old cedars, and marmots. 
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Canyoneering Benson Creek

    2 mi / 200 ft gain
    Disclaimer: Canyoneering is a dangerous and technical activity. Don’t enter any canyon without the skills to match it, or the knowledge to navigate it. Benson Creek is a pleasant little spot for families to hike a waterfall (Hidden Haven Falls), or a fantastic spot for canyoneers to rappel some w...
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  • Orderville, Utah

    Hike Red Hollow Slot Canyon

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 200 ft gain
    The trailhead is about 18 miles from the eastern entrance of Zion National Park, located in the small town of Orderville. In Orderville, the streets aren't marked too well, so follow the road that goes past the cemetery and the school, 100 East. When the road Ts, turn left. The road ends in a san...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Zebra and Tunnel Slot Canyons Loop

    4.8
    6.63 mi / 535 ft gain
    This place is just outside of Escalante, Utah, about 6 miles drive down the Hole in the Rock Road / BLM 200. You will see a small parking lot on the right side, the trailhead is not marked, but it's right cross the road from parking lot, once you see the trail you can just easily follow it for 1....
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Zebra Slot Canyon

    5.0
    5.18 mi / 315 ft gain
    Zebra slot canyon is located in the heart of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The trail takes you through sandy washes to one of the areas most popular slot canyons to photograph and explore. The hike starts from the parking lot along Hole-In-The-Rock road. Hole-In-T...
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  • Orderville, Utah

    Hike through the Red Caves (Sand Wash)

    5.0
    They don't require any technical gear unless you would like to do two short rappels near the beginning of Lower Red Cave and one short rappel into the Upper Red Cave. We didn't take a rope and were fine although the canyons are usually filled with water and have some difficult obstacles to overco...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Visit the Gunsmoke Movie Set

    4.0
    The television series of Gunsmoke was an American classic.  635 episodes aired on prime time television over the course of twenty years, from 1955 to 1975.  The movie set was the largest set constructed in the Kanab area.  After the filming ended, the buildings were not maintained and became heav...
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