Strenuous Hikes

Fairyland Point at sunrise.
Fairyland Point at sunrise.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 16 October,  2015.

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Strenuous hikes are those consisting of steep grades with multiple elevation changes and long distances. These hikes can challenge the most avid hikers and is not recommended for the faint of heart.

Combining some of these hikes can also add to the adventure of a more experienced hiker, such as the Navajo and Peek-A-Boo or Navajo, Queens Garden and Peek-A-Boo.

The Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail shares the trail with horse/mule rides and hikers are advised to give the right-of-way to these animals.

Carry plenty of water;1 quart/liter per person, per 2-3 hours of hiking.

  • Fairyland Loop(8 mi/12.9 km round trip)
    See the China Wall, Tower Bridge and tall hoodoos on this less-crowded trail.
  • Peek-A-Boo Loop (5.5 mi/8.8 km round trip)
    Steep but spectacular hike through the heart of Bryce Amphitheater. See the Wall of Windows. (This trail is shared by the trail ride concession).
  • Riggs Spring Loop (8.5 miles/14.2 km round trip)
    High elevation hike leaving from Rainbow point down through varied forests of Spruce, Fir and Bristlecone.
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Last updated: September 21, 2021

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