Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Our Utah Adventure: Day Four, Part 1: Bryce Canyon "Peekaboo Loop" Trail

 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,  HEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHERE, 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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30 comments:

  1. OMG such a stunning place and view. I hope so that you had great time there.

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  2. That is so beautiful! I'm not sure I could get my husband on horseback but I'm pretty sure that's the only way the boys would want to see it. LOL.

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    1. It can be scary on horseback at times, but it would sure be easier than hiking it.

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  3. WOW! Nice pics, enjoyed seeing them!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8. Pinned. My themed party 9 for All Things Crochet is open until January 25 if you have any appropriate posts.

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  4. What an amazing looking place, no wonder you were hot, tired and hungry :) #mlstl

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  5. Another amazing place Amy - good on you for hiking up the steep areas to get those magnificent views. It's so stark and yet so beautiful.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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  6. I visited Bryce Canyon several years ago and thought it was stunning. Your pictures reflect that as well. Thanks so much for sharing! Visiting from MSLP

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  7. It really does look like another world. Such an amazing scenery!

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  8. Wow just W O W W W W W W W! The pictures are stunning! Epic views. Breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I have never been and it looks amazing!

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  9. Wow, what a gorgeous place. My friend is currently insistent that we visit her at her home in Utah for a couple weeks, but I wasn't sure that it would be worth it. I'm guessing you'd definitely recommend it?

    Have a good week! :)

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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    1. Oh my goodness, yes! Utah is my favorite state! It’s so beautiful and there is so much to see and do there.

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  10. Riding horseback on this trail would be so beautiful. Although, I must admit that horseback makes me a little nervous! I had a finicky horse when we did horseback on a trail and Colorado and then a thunderstorm came out of nowhere, which my horse liked even less... :O Love the views here, def. God's country!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Yes, I would have been nervous, but it would have been easier on my feet. We hiked for five days on this vacation. I should have worn a pedometer to see how many feet I logged.

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  11. Spectacular! What an amazing adventure in Utah! Thank you for sharing!

    ❤️carmen

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  12. Absolutely stunning, Amy and thank you for sharing your travel with us at #MLSTL. I've visited the Grand Canyon in 2012 but this is truly spectacular.

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    1. Thanks Sue! I need to go back to the Grand Canyon to see the actual park. I’ve only been to the west side.

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  13. Se ven estupendos ! Espero tu opinión en mi última entrada! Feliz noche! 💓💓💓

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  14. That is some incredible scenery! All I can say is, 'Wow!' I'm no longer able to make that trek so thanks for sharing your experience with us all :)


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  15. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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