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Tower Bridge - Bryce Canyon, UT

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,993 feet
Elevation Gain 600 feet
Accumulated Gain 600 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.5
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17  2021-04-22 paulhubbard
Author paulhubbard
author avatar Guides 6
Routes 18
Photos 2,902
Trips 183 map ( 722 miles )
Age 63 Male Gender
Location Mesa, AZ
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Seasons   Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:07am - 7:53pm
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An introduction to Bryce Canyon
by paulhubbard

Overview
If you've never been IN Bryce Canyon, this is a great trail to start with! It's at one of the first 'points' just off of Sunrise Point. It's one of those trails that keeps beckoning you on further, as you just have to see what around the next bend!

The Hike
You start on the Fairyland Loop Trail, heading down into the base of Bryce Canyon (which is not really a "canyon", but more of a series of amphitheaters). Surrounded by the soft, reddish-white soil and hoodoos everywhere, this is a really enjoyable, wide, smooth, and very scenic trail. You'll keep descending until you get to the bottom of the 'canyon' where there's a wash that could have water during a rainstorm. Shortly after reaching the bottom, you'll see a sign for Tower Bridge. Follow it for 100 or so yards, and look up to your right to find the bridge and its accompanying window arch (you can't really miss it).

At this point, return the way you came. Or you could continue on the Fairyland Canyon Trail for 4 miles, but it will leave you around 1.5 miles from where you parked. If you want to do the loop (5.5 miles total), I would suggest starting at Fairyland Canyon and going clockwise to arrive at Sunrise Point - It's a downhill hike to get back to your car that way.

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2021-04-30 paulhubbard

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    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Bryce Canyon National Park
    Per vehicle good for 7 days Entrance Fee Information


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    To hike
    From Bryce City Utah, head south into Bryce Canyon National Park. Sunrise Point is the first left turn once in the park.
    page created by paulhubbard on Apr 30 2021 2:31 pm
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