• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure

    Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, multiple backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek, Swamp Canyon, Natural Bridge, Iron Spring, Corral Hollow, Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass.

Riggs Spring

This site is on the Riggs Spring Loop 3.3 miles (5.3 km) from Rainbow Point and 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from Yovimpa Pass. There is reliable, but most times muddy, water at Riggs Spring next to the site. The area is a clearing with a few Ponderosa Pines and Aspens. It is 1601 feet lower in altitude than Rainbow Point, so it is an easy hike down and a hard hike up.

Datum WGS 84, 37 27 00.8 N, 112 14 26.6 W. Altitude 7514 feet (2290 m).

 
Riggs Spring Campsite and water
Riggs Spring Campsite and water source
text and images courtesy of Ron Warner

Did You Know?

Hoodoos stand as sentinels with their magic

The geologic term, hoodoo, lives on at Bryce Canyon National Park as perpetuated by early geologists who thought the rock formations could cast a spell on you with their magical spires and towering arches. More...