Peekaboo Loop Trail

Start at one of the best vistas in the park to descend 1,000 feet below

Bryce Hiking Trails

Trail Head: 37.60529, -112.157483
Trail Type: Hiking
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 4.1 miles round trip

The Peekaboo Loop Trail is an equestrian trail in Bryce Canyon National Park that is also extremely popular among hikers. It begins up at Bryce Point, arguably one of the best vistas in the park, zigzagging down the rim and into the canyon, where it splits into a loop trail that eventually meets up with the Navajo Loop Trail. Hikers descend almost 1,000 feet below Bryce Point at the far end of the loop, and then come back the same way, making for a strenuous climb.

Bryce Point

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Bryce Point offers an amazing vista of the Bryce Amphitheatre and all of its hoodoos and canyons. Sunset and Sunrise Point are visible to the northwest, and Fairyland Point far to the north, as well as the various trails that crisscross the bottom of the amphitheatre.

Beginning of the Loop Trail, and the Alligator

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The ridge below Bryce Point stretches for quite a way to the northeast, and the trail zigzags across its saddle a few times, at one time coming fairly close to a formation known as The Alligator. It is a large section of hoodoos that clusters together into a shape that vaguely looks like that of an alligator if seen from above.

Junction with Navajo Loop Trail

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Instead of continuing back to Bryce Point, intrepid hikers can continue north at this point along the Navajo Loop Trail, toward Sunrise and Sunset Points.

The Cathedral

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The Cathedral sits atop a bluff at the northwest end of the loop trail, stretching its spires toward the sky.

Wall of Windows

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A fin of seemingly delicate hoodoos that hugs the lower slopes of the rim just to the west of Bryce Poin, the Wall of Windows is considered by some to be the most spectacular formation along the Peekaboo Loop Trail.

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