Hat Shop

Hat Shop Trail

Hat Shop on the Under the Rim Trail.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse NPS June 24, 2015.

The Hat Shop Trail is a down and back trail that begins at Bryce Point. It is not a loop.

Walk down along the Under the Rim Trail to see a cluster of delicately balanced-rock hoodoos known as the Hat Shop.

Although listed as a "Moderate" hike, the Hat Shop Trail should be listed as "Moderately Difficult". With a steep descent, visitors with "bad knees" should be extra careful. The hike back to the top is considered an accomplishment in itself. During winter, the Hat Shop Trail is easily listed in the "Very Difficult" category and is not advised unless very well prepared.

  • Bring plenty of water and salted snacks (a sports drink is recommended also).
  • Sunscreen and head gear is advised for UV protection.
  • Insect repellent is strongly advised in summer.
  • Foot traction devices are strongly recommended during winter.

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Topographical image of the Hat Shop Trail (marked in red)

Topographical image the Hat Shop Trail (marked in red)


Elevation Profile of the Hat Shop Trail

Total Distance:

4.0 miles
6.46 km


1436 ft
438 m


1436 ft
438 m


7332/8309 ft
2235/2533 m

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