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Hiking the Fairyland Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park

The Fairyland Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park is a real treat. It offers superb scenery over eight miles of almost empty hiking trails. There’s a bit of elevation loss…and gain – 950 feet up and down but it’s done gradually so you’ll barely notice it. And the trails are well signed.

I certainly recommend hiking the Navajo, Peekaboo and Queens Garden trails too – because they’re in your face beautiful. But if you have a second day or you’re a strong hiker then the Fairyland loop offers a quieter beauty. It took us 8.5 hours to hike both loops with lots of time for photography. Otherwise allow between 3 – 3.5 hours to hike just the Fairyland loop.

Here’s a look at what you’ll see along the Fairyland Loop hike. It’s one of the best one day hikes I’ve done.

"The start of the Fairyland Trail"

The start of the Fairyland Trail

"Wild looking hoodoos"

"Great line of hoodoos with windows"

Great line of hoodoos with windows

"Tower Bridge"

Tower Bridge

"Gorgeous deep red colour to the rock"

Gorgeous deep red colour to the rock

"What a view"

"Fairyland images"

Fairyland images

"Rocks look like they're on fire"

Rocks look like they’re on fire

"Contrasting white and orange rock"

Love the contrast of the white and orange coloured rock

"Skies that are impossibly blue"

Impossibly blue skies

"Hoodoos and a cave"

Hoodoos and a cave

"View from the Rim Trail looking into Fairyland"

View from the Rim Trail looking into Fairyland

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Hiking the Fairyland Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park

Leigh McAdam

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
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