This is a continuation of a travel series to Utah. To start at the beginning, go HERE. The rest of the posts in chronological order are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!
In last week's travel post, we finished our first day in Bryce Canyon with an incredible hike up "Wall Street". After a good night's sleep we woke up at the crack of dawn and drove back to Bryce Canyon for one last hike. There are so many trails in Bryce Canyon we didn't know which one to do next, so we asked our shuttle guide for her opinion. I asked her "If you could only hike one trail in Bryce Canyon, which one would it be?" She suggested "Peekaboo Loop" so that was the trail we took for our last hike in Bryce Canyon.
Peekaboo Loop is a long trail: 5.5 miles and has an elevation gain of 1571 feet. It is not for the faint of heart, as it takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete. If that is too long of a hike for you, it's available as a horseback ride too! You will see the horses in some of the pictures below.
If I were ever to do this trail again, I would definitely do it by horseback as it was very long. It is a beautiful trail, full of every type of landscape and terrain you could imagine!
There are breath-taking, panoramic views everywhere you look on this trail.
And there a lots of interesting architectural details like this tunnel, arches, and the "Wall of Windows".
The path can be steep at time, so once again the park rangers recommend hiking clockwise so that you are climbing up at the steepest parts. We took our car inside the park this time since we would be headed out of town as soon as we were done with this hike. We parked at Bryce Point and had to hike 1.5 miles down into the canyon before we even reached the loop. There was plenty of parking very early in the morning when we arrived, but when it was time to leave there wasn't a single parking spot available and tons of cars desperately waiting for a parking space. My advice is to get there bright and early if you want a parking spot, or take the shuttle!
Like other trails in the park, the "Hoodoo" formations were spectacular! I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again, being at Bryce Canyon feels like visiting another planet!
There's not much more I can say about this amazing trail and beautiful park, so I will just let the pictures do the talking!
This picture shows the famous "Wall of Windows".
I loved this arch on the trail and how it frames the beautiful scenery.
When we finished this trail, we were hot, hungry, and exhausted! We got back in our car and headed on our way to our next and final destination: Arches National Park, hoping to grab some lunch on the way!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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