• 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.

Tower Bridge

The trail to Tower Bridge begins at Sunrise Point and heads northeast along the Fairyland Loop Trail, it is not a loop trail. This trail is considered a "moderate hike" due to the drop in elevation from the rim down to Tower Bridge of 950 ft/290 m, and takes about 2-3 hours to complete the 3 mile (4.8 km) hike. Once at Tower Bridge one has the option of returning to Sunset point or continuing on farther around the Fairyland Loop. It is suggested to carry plenty of water while hiking.
Topographical image of the Tower Bridge Trail (marked in red)
Topographical image of the Tower Bridge Trail (marked in red)
Elevation Profile of the Tower Bridge Trail

Total Distance:

3 miles
4.83 km


950 feet
290 m


950 feet
290 m


7149/8000 feet
2179/2438 m

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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...