Crack Canyon

Hiker in Crack Canyon

Distance: 3.5 miles (one way) Difficulty: Moderate, but challenging Best time of year: Year-round Last hiked: 2015 October Crack Canyon Trail Description For those wanting a little adventure with your slot canyon hike, but don’t have the technical abilities to do proper canyoneering, Crack Canyon is a great canyon to challenge your ability without needing any extra gear. Many areas …

Cohab Canyon and the Overlooks Trail

Clouds Above Waterpocket Fold

Distance: 1.8 miles (one way) Difficulty: Moderate Best time of year: Year-round Last hiked: 2015 October The Overlooks Trail can be accessed most directly from two different trailheads: one across the street from the Hickman Bridge Trailhead, and the other across the street from the campground. In this particular instance, I went with the latter, but each will bring you …

Mossy Cave

Mossy Cave Waterfall

Distance: 0.5 miles (one way) Difficulty: Easy Best time of year: Year-round Last hiked: 2015 October Mossy Cave Trail Description For those who are on Highway 12 skipping Bryce Canyon National Park (why would you do that?), or for those heading to Bryce Canyon National Park from the east, Mossy Cave is a great sampler of what the park has …

Fairyland Loop

Sunset over Fairyland Canyon

Distance: 8.5 miles (loop) Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Summer, Fall Last hiked: 2015 October Despite Bryce Canyon National Park’s popularity and crowds, there are still ways to escape the pandemonium and enjoy the backcountry of the park. The Fairyland Loop Trail is probably one of the best ways to do that. It’s lengthy enough so that it scares …

Hickman Bridge

Hickman Bridge and Waterfall

Distance: 1 mile (one way) Difficulty: Easy Best time of year: Year-round Last hiked: 2015 October Hickman Bridge Trail Description From the trailhead, the beginning few-tenths of the trail are the most challenging. After walking along the Fremont River for a short distance, the trail climbs over only a couple tenths of a mile, bringing you up to a small …