Hike Mossy Cave in Bryce Canyon

Utah Mossy Cave Trailhead

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This is a quick hike and easy hike of ~1 mile roundtrip. This is a good one for the whole family. The trail is less crowded than the rest of Bryce Canyon. See a waterfall on the right fork of the hike.

This short hike cannot be reached from the main area of Bryce Canyon, but with a 15 minute drive from the main entrance you can access this less crowded portion of the park. Check out a park map for the directions. This is very family-friendly, and is actually more of a "walk" than a "hike."

It is just over 1 mile out-and-back to a cave (rocky overhang) that drips water continuously throughout the year, resulting in a lot of moss on the walls. My favorite part of this hike is actually not the cave, but rather the beautiful waterfall that you get to see from the trail! It is fun to take a side trail to the base of the waterfall, feel the mist and snap a few pictures.

This short trail is a beautiful way to end a day at Bryce Canyon. You can see the famous hoodos, a waterfall, a cave, with minimal effort and avoid the large crowds that are in the rest of the park!

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  • Water
  • Hiking Shoes
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1 Miles

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Features:

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Waterfall
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over 1 year ago

Excellent hike for the family

Such a great hike to do with kids, and far less crowded than the normal Bryce overlooks. In winter the cave forms huge icicles that are fun to see. Funny story; I've heard tour companies not wanting to pay park entrance-fees will take foreign tourists here and tell them they are in "Bryce Canyon."

over 1 year ago

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