Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge and Fairyland Loop Trail Brian Roanhorse BBR
Returning from Tower Bridge on the Fairyland Loop Trail.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 21 November, 2015.

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The trail to Tower Bridge begins at Sunrise Point and heads northeast along the Fairyland Loop Trail. It is not a loop trail.

Tower Bridge Trail is considered a "moderate hike" due to the drop in elevation from the rim down to Tower Bridge site (950 ft/290 m). The 3 mile (4.8 km) hike takes about 2-3 hours to complete.

Once at Tower Bridge one has the option of returning to Sunrise Point or continuing on farther around the Fairyland Loop (8 miles / 12.8 km total).

  • Recommend carrying plenty of water.
  • Sunscreen for UV protection.
  • Snakes & other animals are prevalent on this trail. DO NOT FEED OR HARASS WILDLIFE.
  • Foot traction devices are strongly recommended in winter.
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

Last updated: September 4, 2021

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