Rim Trail

Dawn at Inspiration Point 16 October, 2014 Brian B. Roanhorse BBR
Bench on the Rim Trail near Inspiration Point at sunrise.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 16 October, 2014.

 
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The Rim Trail (0-11 mi / 0-17.7 km round trip)
The Rim Trail offers hikers the opportunity to see the Main Amphitheater from above. The entire Rim Trail extending from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point has several steep elevation changes and is 5.5 miles (9.16 kilometers) one way.
 
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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

 
Elevation Profile for entire Rim Trail at Bryce Canyon National Park
 
Sunset at Sunset Point.
Sunset near Sunset Point.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 23 August, 2015.

 
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Sunset Point to Sunrise Point (1 mi 1.6 km round trip)
The section between Sunrise and Sunset Points is paved and has minor elevation changes. The path is wheelchair accessible except in severe weather. This is the only section of the Rim Trail pets are allowed on; all pets must be on leash and owners must pick up after them.
 
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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

Last updated: September 26, 2018

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P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764

Phone:

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