Hikes National Parks/Monuments

Rim Trail Bryce Canyon: Sunrise to Sunset Point

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A Panorama of the Bryce Amphitheater between Sunrise and Sunset Point.

The most basic, easy, everybody should do trail in Bryce Canyon is the Rim Trail between Sunrise Point and Sunset Point. This trail is flat, easy, and stroller friendly. Additionally, it can be done as a shuttle if you have some to drive the car from parking lot to parking lot.

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The Rim trail is paved between Sunrise and Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon.

The trail runs right along the main amphitheater in Bryce Canyon and leads to several lookout points that have gorgeous views of the orange hoodoos. Anyone can and should hike this trail in either direction. As you hike along, make sure to look for wildlife. There will be plenty of people, but we also saw Stellar’s Jays, which are the most beautiful blue bird, and chipmunks and squirrels. This Rim Trail is quietest and best in the morning.

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There are signs to mark the way. You can start at either point and walk between these markers.

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The paved trail wanders away from the edge, but there is a dirt trail you can follow too. Still flat, but closer to the view.

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The views are beautiful along the Rim Trail!

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There are benches along the way if you need a break from walking, or want to sit and enjoy the view like this guy did.

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This view is from Sunset Point.

One interesting way to complete this hike is to add it to the Queen’s Garden and the Wall Street Trail. So you can park at either Sunset or Sunrise Point and make a loop of the Rim Trail, Wall Street, and the Queen’s Garden. This is a beautiful hike and combines 3 of Bryce’s best. This loop runs about 3 miles.

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Our boys were amazed by Bryce Canyon as they walked along this trail. It was perfect for everyone in our family.