• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Back Country Campsite Closed

    Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek

Rim Trail

The Rim Trail offers hikers the opportunity to see Bryce, encompassing the main amphitheater, from "on top". The entire trail extending from Fairyland to Bryce Point has several steep elevation changes and is 5.5 miles/9.16 kilometers one way. One section between Sunrise and Sunset points is considered an "easy" hike with minor elevation changes.
 
Topographical image of the Rim Trail between Sunrise and Sunset points
Sunrise to Sunset portion of Rim Trail (marked in red)
NPS
 
Elevation Profile of Rim Trail Between Sunrise Point and Sunset Point
 

Total Distance:

.9 miles
1.5 km

Climbing:

34 feet
10 m

Descending:

34 feet
10 m

Min/Max:

8000/8017 feet
2438/2444 m

 
Topographical Image of entire Rim Trail
Rim Trail from Fairyland to Bryce Point (marked in red)
NPS
 
Elevation Profile for entire Rim Trail at Bryce Canyon National Park
 

Total Distance:

5.5 miles
9.16 km

Climbing:

1754 feet
535 m

Descending:

1235 feet
376 m

Min/Max:

7745/8354 feet
2360/2546 m

Did You Know?

Temple-like spires can be seen in the main amphitheater at Bryce

March 13, 1919: A Utah Joint Memorial passed legislation which read in part: We urge that the Congress of the United States set aside for the use and enjoyment of the people a suitable area embracing "Bryce's Canyon" as a national monument under the name: "Temple of the Gods National Monument." More...