Moderate Hikes

Tower Bridge Trail

Tower Bridge on a slightly overcast day.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse November 21, 2015.

Moderate Hikes have steep grades with "down and back" elevation changes, and include the following trails:

Navajo Trail (1.3 mi / 2.2 km round trip) The Navajo Loop begins at Sunset Point and goes down into Bryce Amphitheater through a "slot" canyon where large Douglas Fir trees are stretching to reach sunlight high above.

Tower Bridge (3 mi / 4.8 km round trip) See Bristlecone pines and the China Wall. A shady 1/4-mile spur trail leads to the bridge.

Hat Shop (4 mi / 6.4 km round trip) Descend to the Under-the-Rim Trail to see a cluster of balanced-rock hoodoos.

Swamp Canyon (4.3 mi / 7.2 km round trip) Descend into one of the lesser-known areas of Bryce Canyon.

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