Hikes & Activities
There are many different options for exploring Bryce Canyon and the surrounding area. When you stay inside the park, you have all of those choices right at your fingertips. Browse these selected hikes and activities and when you book, we’ll help you configure them into the perfect itinerary for you and your group.
The Rim Trail, Sunset Point to Sunrise Point
This casual paved walk along the rim stretches along the most scenic 1 mile of the canyon rim, allowing you to dip in and out of the pine forest to the grandeur of the Bryce Canyon rim. An amphitheater of hoodoos stretches out before your eyes as you make your way from viewpoint to viewpoint. Each location is also accessible by vehicle or shuttle.
At less than a mile, this casual stroll located just outside the park on Scenic Byway 12 offers a beautiful stream-side walk to a mossy overhang and small waterfall.
While not strictly considered “easy” since this trail does switchback down 600 feet in elevation, this is the shortest and fastest route to visit the canyon and the hoodoos beneath the rim at 1.8 miles roundtrip.
Stroll along the sandy banks of the Escalante River beneath sheer canyon walls. Depending on hike length, we should be able to explore an ancient Native American granary or petroglyph site, natural arch, and the Escalante Natural Bridge. Mileage varies based on desires and ability.
The unique Kodachrome Basin State Park offers a variety of trails to explore it rocky hills and unique rock formations. These are gorgeous at sunset or sunrise and can be chosen based on desires, time, and ability level.
Burr Trail/Long Canyon Scenic Drive
Originally developed as a cattle trail blazed by stockman John Atlantic Burr, this scenic backway is now one of the most picturesque drives in Utah and an unforgettable dirt road route through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The Rim Trail
Using the same trail as the easy Rim Walk, we can traverse the entire amphitheater of Bryce Canyon on an 11-mile trek. If we plan it well, we can visit all four major viewpoints for a full Bryce Canyon experience.
1.3 miles roundtrip, takes us to one of the most popular viewpoints in the park and leads us below the rim to visit the famous Wall Street formation, a narrow passageway through a natural wall formation lit up in warm reds and oranges for the photographer’s delight!
Descend to the Under-the-Rim Trail for 4 miles roundtrip with minimal elevation change and see a cluster of balanced-rock hoodoos. This route takes us away from the crowds and allows a more personal view of the canyon.
Lower Calf Creek Falls
We hike along a creek for just under 3 miles before suddenly arriving at the base of Lower Calf Creek Falls, which towers 130 feet above and provides a small, chilly swimming hole. On our route we will also see petroglyphs dating back to 1200 AD. 6 miles roundtrip.
This creek meanders along a sandy canyon floor, slowing carving a deep gouge in the earth easily explored even on hot days due to the ample shade. Along the way we may see ancient petroglyphs and a natural arch. This is an out-and-back so mileage is dependent on your desires.
Bull Valley Gorge or Round Valley Draw
Both of these adventures take us through short slot canyons that require basic scrambling and stemming to enter and exit. The reward is a view unlike any other, at the bottom of a chasm several hundred feet high. Mileage can vary but each canyon is around 1 to 3 miles total and both can be accomplished in one day.