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Upper Muley Twist Canyon

Distance: 10.5 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Moderate In looking at the map and reading general descriptions (though probably not carefully enough), I vastly underestimated this hike. Realizing it would make a great sunset hike,...

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Crack Canyon

Distance: 3.75 miles Type: Out and back / Shuttle Difficulty: Easy but with scrambling Crack Canyon Trail Description For those wanting a little adventure with your slot canyon hike, but don’t have the technical...

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Cohab Canyon and Overlooks

Distance: 1.9 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: Moderate 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...

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Mossy Cave

Distance: 0.5 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: Easy 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...

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Fairyland Loop

Distance: 8.6 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Moderate 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...

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Hickman Bridge

Distance: 1.2 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: Easy 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...

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Peek-a-Boo Loop

Distance: 6 miles Type: Lollipop Difficulty: Moderate While the Peek-a-Boo Loop can be accessed from the Navajo Loop, the more standard route is from Bryce Point. I sat here before sunrise, waiting for enough...

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Bristlecone Loop

Distance: 1.1 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Easy The Bristlecone Loop is probably the easiest trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. It’s located at the very end of the main road in the south end...

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Queen’s Garden to Navajo Loop

Distance: 4 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Moderate Crowded. Loud. Disrespectful shortcutters. Yelling. This is most likely what you’ll encounter on the Queen’s Garden to Navajo Loop, and you should absolutely do this hike. It...

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Artist Paint Pots

Distance: 1.1 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Easy Artist Paint Pots is an appropriately named collection of mud pots that have some incredibly unique coloring and actually do resemble pots of paint. It’s one of...

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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Distance: 0.8 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Easy The West Thumb Geyser Basin is an easy walk around some very colorful hot springs set against the dramatic backdrop of Yellowstone Lake. If you’re coming in...

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Snow King Mountain

Distance: 2 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: Strenuous Affectionately referred to as The Town Hill, Snow King receives a lot of local traffic thanks to its steep ascent, great views, and close proximity...

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Mud Volcano

Distance: 0.8 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Moderate The Mud Volcano area is a fantastic collection of mudpots, rich with odd pools and Yellowstone’s signature sulphur smells. To get the most elevation change out of...

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Black Sand Basin

Distance: 0.5 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: Easy For those already in the neighborhood of Old Faithful, Black Sand Basin is a short and sweet boardwalk trail that features some colorful and quite...