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.
Did You Know?
Bryce Canyon National Park has a 7.4 limiting magnitude night sky! In most rural areas of the United States, 2500 stars can be seen on a clear night. At Bryce Canyon, 7500 stars can be seen twinkling in the void! More...