Summary: Bryce Canyon is spectacular. Even if you only have a few hours, go. Stop at all the points on the road and just watch the hoodoos. If you have time to get out and hike, this is a very good trail to do so on. It is paved, fairly level (very level for the Sunrise to Sunset Points hike) and beautiful.
If you don't have the time or energy to get amongst the hoodoos, this is the hike for you, and you will love every second of it.
Bryce Canyon is like no where else on earth, at least, not that I am aware of.
Trailhead: From the Junction of Utah 12 and 63. Take the 63 South into Bryce Canyon National Park.
Follow the road until you see a turnout on the left for Sunrise Point, this is a one way road, follow the loop around, until you find the second loop for parking. Park and head out onto the trail.
The trail is paved between Sunrise and Sunset which allows easy handicapped access. During heavy snow, you can not reach Fairyland Point to start the trail there. You can however hike to it, you just might need snowshoes and an ice axe. It was covered in snow, but heavily packed by visitors while I was there.
Between Sunset and Inspiration I had to trample through packed snow mostly untrammeled by visitors. (Lat:37.61369 Lon:-112.16901)
Trail Guides for Bryce Canyon NP - Rim Trail Sunrise to Inspiration:
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
by Erik Molvar and Tamara Martin (Falcon)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Bryce Canyon NP (435)834-5322
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Allen Riedel, who has posted 123 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by ST on 4/14/2006
We just took this hike past weekend, it was spectacular. Beautiful gorgeous panoramic view of the amphitear-like hoodoos. A very easy hike, definitely worth for its view.
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