• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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)
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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)
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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?

Bryce Canyon Lodge

The Bryce Canyon Lodge, constructed in multiple phases throughout the 1920s, is a National Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the last of the original lodges, designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built by the Utah Parks Company, to survive within the Grand Circle. More...