After years of saying I was gonna go, I finally made it. A charming park - quite pretty...but nothing close to nearby Zion.
what an astonishing place.
what a wonderful place
Hiked nearly every trail in this park. We had good luck and it snowed while we were there giving us some awesome pictures to take home!
Did the peak-a-boo trail. Very unlike anything I've ever seen and definitely worth a day stop.
Had the place to myself after snowfall - great!
Hiked a bit of the Under the Rim trail, then did the Fairyland Loop and the Bristlecone Pine Loop the next. Very unusual and interesting topography.
Made the Under the Rim trip. This is as surreal as it gets!
done several hikes in bryce including fairyland loop, mossy cave, queens garden and more. always spectacular.
We started this hike from where the national park boundary intersects Podunk Creek Road just west of Rainbow Point. There is a 1.5-mile long NPS service road (shown on the 7.5 minute USGS map but not shown on most other maps) that connects Podunk Creek Road to the main Bryce Canyon Road. This service road is gated at both ends and intersects the main Bryce Canyon Road approx. 1.25 miles south of the Ponderosa Canyon Parking/Trailhead. We hiked the service road, then hiked the 1.25 miles along the paved scenic drive to the Trailhead. From there we hiked the 1.6-mile long Aqua Canyon Connecting Trail to the Under-the-Rim Trail. From there it was only 16.62 miles along the Under-the-Rim Trail to Bryce Point. Makes for a long day hike but you really get to see alot of the Park. I did this hike with my son Lance, Bristol Ellington, Randy Lamb, Jeff & Tyson Stokes, Curtis, Troy & Austin Steadman, Skyler Sudweeks, David Mounteer, Ben Anderson, Jared Kuntz, Josh Sillitoe, Michael Cureton, Seth Twitchell, and Craig Gimbel.
Multiple loop trails. It doesnt really matter which one you go on they are all amazing. Queens Garden and Fairyland were really nice, awe.
This was my introduction as a kid to the basic rule of going down canyons: save some gas for the way back up. Good memories!
Have been here twice, hiking the rim trails, and the Queen's Garden trail.
Been here four times. An absolutely amazing place to visit. Truly one of Gods wonders. Hiked 'Queens' a couple o' times, Fairyland loop 3 times (yeah, alot of miles-my fav.), pretty much all the short paved scenic trails roadside and ventured down into the ampitheater a short ways. Saw a flock of wild turkeys my second time here.
Did several day hikes within the park. Very beautiful place!
Hoodoo like wedoo?
I've been to Bryce Canyon three times and have hiked many of the dayhikes. I really enjoyed my first visit which was in February. The snow was a beautiful sight contrasting the red and orange rocks and I had the trails to myself :)
Did about 27 miles in 3 separate loop dayhikes (Queens Garden/Peekaboo Loop, Fairyland Loop, and Riggs Spring Loop), awesome views, scenery, Bryce is a very special place on this planet.
fun place even with a little rain, cool views
visited the visitor's center first. "What's your longest dayhike?" I asked. "Fairyland Loop," they answered, "it's the most strenous, too. 8 miles, up and down, around and around." "Sweet, I reply, and proceed to do that trail. Afterwards, a gorgeous wonderful leg-stretching hike later, I itch for me. After consulting the handy dandy trail info brochure, I hitch the Bryce bus to Bryce Point, the highest point deepest in the park, Bryce Ampitheater region, do the beginning portion of the Peekaboo Loop, merp onto the Navajo trail, check out Queen's Cayon, then hike up Queen's back to Sunrise Point, which is also where I started the Fairyland Loop from, basically hitting up all the trails in one day. Quite pleased. The view's incredible; thoughts while loping through the Fairyland (highly recommended) area were, "I am so happy be here. I am so glad to be ALIVE!"