Hiking Bryce Canyon's Rim Trail

Rim Trailhead , Bryce, Utah, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    11 Miles

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

Distance: 11miles roundtrip (you can shorten it with easy entry points). Spectacular views. Easy, flat hike. Family friendly.

This popular hike in Bryce Canyon National Park offers up breathtaking views from just about every step. While it can be as long as 11 miles out and back from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point, multiple pull outs allow driving between the different points providing as long or short as a hike as you want.

I prefer to start at Sunrise Point for the shear amazement, which this hike's view provides right from the start. Sunset Point follows shortly after with a panorama of the park that is unforgettable. From here, head to Inspiration Point and finish at Bryce Point for a beautiful look back at the hoodoos of the park. Once you've taken it all in, head back the way you came.

Pack List

  • Lots of water
  • Snacks
  • Food
  • Good hiking boots
  • Teton Sports Summit 1500 backpack
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Just like the Rim Trail at the Grand Canyon, you can't find a bad view along the rim. Recommend hiking into the Canyon to get up close and personal with the Hoodoos

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

A great way to start or end any hike into the Bryce amphitheatre. Connects to a few different shuttle stops and campgrounds, which makes it a useful trail. View is great. To really experience Bryce, though, hike down and immerse yourself in the landscape below.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Connect this to under-the-rim trail for a long day hike or run to see most of the park on foot.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Spectacular views. Went last June and it was definitely worth the stop!

almost 3 years ago
almost 3 years ago

Great views of the park! Remember to get an early start on the trail if you're hiking it during the summer.

about 3 years ago
about 3 years ago

Nick Oman

Outdoor photographer from South Jordan, Utah.

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