Fairyland Loop

Fairyland Trail in the summer sun.
Park Ranger Kate Pitts on the Fairyland Trail.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 13 June, 2015.

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Fairyland Loop Trail begins at Fairyland Point, at the northern portion of the park, and takes you through spectacular hoodoos and scenery along the rim and into the canyon; including a spur trail to Tower Bridge. This hike is considered strenuous due to its length and meandering trails with multiple elevation changes.

The Fairyland Loop Trail also includes a portion of the Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Fairyland Point.

Recommend carrying plenty of water, 1 quart (liter) for every 2-3 hours of hiking per person, as this hike typically takes 4-5 hours round trip over the 8 mile (12.9 km) length.

In the summer sun screen or large brim hats are recommended year round to avoid sunburn.

  • Carry plenty of water, snacks and maybe a sports drink.
  • Watch for snakes on the trail. Do Not Harass or Provoke Wildlife.
  • Foot traction devices are advised during winter.
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Topographical image of Fairyland Loop Trail (marked in red)


Elevation Profile of Fairyland Loop Trail

Total Distance:

8.0 miles
12.87 km


2309 feet
704 m


2309 feet
704 m


2183/2485 m

Last updated: September 21, 2021

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