Bryce, Utah

Top Spots in and near Bryce

  • 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

    Escalante Natural Bridge

    5.0
    3.25 mi / 266 ft gain
    This is a 3.2 mile hike in the Escalante River Canyon near Escalante, Utah. This hike features a number of brief river crossings, so be prepared to get wet! The hike traverses a number of small boulder fields and dense riverside vegetation before concluding at the Escalante Natural Bridge. This h...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Explore Devils Garden

    4.4
    This is a great area that the whole family can enjoy. It is located about 15 miles down the hole-in-the-rock road south of Escalante, Utah. There is a sign marking the turn-off. In the parking lot there is a restroom and a picnic area.You're free to walk among the hoodoos and even on them in some...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Devils Garden

    4.0
    1.01 mi / 131 ft gain
    Devils Garden is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Escalante, Utah.
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Upper Calf Creek Falls

    5.0
    1.76 mi / 571 ft gain
    Finding the trailhead for the Upper Calf Creek Falls can be a little difficult. Head east out of Escalante and follow highway 12 for about 20.6 miles. There will be a dirt turnout on the left hand side that leads to a dirt parking lot and a trail sign with registration for the Upper Calf Creek Fa...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Lower Calf Creek Falls

    4.6
    5.74 mi / 515 ft gain
    The trailhead for lower calf creek falls begins at the Calf Creek Campground. There is a small fee to park in the campground and a larger fee if you plan on camping in the campground. There is potable water and outhouses at the trailhead but parking can be difficult to find during the spring and ...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Desert Camp at White House Campground

    4.0
    White House Trailhead & Campground sits just north of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. There are only 5 walk-in sites ($5 per night), very clean bathrooms, and grilled firepit/picnic tables in each site. The camping area is surrounded by beautifully sculpted and colored sandstone clif...
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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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  • Orderville, Utah

    Kanab's Peek-a-Boo Canyon

    4.8
    7.71 mi / 587 ft gain
    The trailhead is Red Canyon (aka Peek-a-boo) trailhead located just off of Highway 89 between Kanab and Mt. Carmel Junction. The GPX track shows the entirety of the trail, but if you have 4WD and a high-clearance vehicle, you're able to reach the closer parking area for a less than 1-mile roundtr...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike to the Toadstools Hoodoos

    5.0
    1.8 mi / 141 ft gain
    Located just off of the side of the US-89 highway between Springdale and Page (about 40 miles east of Kanab) you'll probably drive right past this park and have to pull a u-turn (I did!), but it's worth the stop! Keep your eyes out on the North side of the highway for a little parking lot with a ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Drive the Burr Trail Scenic Backway

    5.0
    66.2 mi / 4124 ft gain
    The Burr Trail is a 66 miles mostly-paved road connecting Boulder, Utah / Highway 12 with the Notom-Bullfrog road that passes through some of the most scenic (and largely untouched) painted-rock backcountry in three of our national parks/monuments including Grand Staircase-Escalante, Capitol Reef...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike through Paria Canyon

    5.0
    14.94 mi / 846 ft gain
    No matter how far you plan on hiking, it is ideal to get an early start so you aren’t hiking too long under the desert sun. There is no shade on this hike except for the shadows offered from the steep walls of the canyon, so make sure you bring sunscreen! From the very start, you’ll get your fee...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike to the Nautilus

    4.3
    0.5 mi
    Like the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Jules Verne called it "A Masterpiece Containing Masterpieces." The Nautilus, what some say is shaped like a corkscrew or a sea shell, is a white sandstone formation with multiple colors, shapes and textures. This makes it a great place ...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Sand Caves of Kanab

    4.5
    1.17 mi / 69 ft gain
    To get to this cave, drive north of Kanab on Highway 89. Just after you pass Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, you will see these caves on the right. To hike to the caves, try accessing the trail from as far to the left as possible. The hike isn't strenuous or tricky in that case. The other thing t...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike to the Cosmic Ashtray

    4.0
    8 mi / 800 ft gain
    ...As a frequent traveler, what's always motivated my travels were locations that have either been on my bucket list, or are places that are photogenic and a little off the beaten path. During my recent 3 week road trip through Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, I had the opportunity to visit a ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Camp at Deer Creek Campground

    5.0
    Deer Creek campground is off of the Burr Scenic drive and right outside of the lower part of Capitol Reef National Park. This campground is perfect if you are driving from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef. There are a total of 7 tent sites in the campground. There are no spots for RVs and no turn aro...
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