Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
1,643.00 ft (500.79 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
4.80 mi (7.72 km)
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The Peekaboo Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park offers a spectacular below-the-rim experience with stunning views of hoodoos, windows and other unique canyon rock formations. The trail is commonly accessed from Bryce Point, however it can also be accessed from Sunset Point via the Navajo Loop Trail as is described in this guide (a great option during the winter as the trail from Bryce Point is commonly closed).

Begin by following one of the paved pathways from the large parking area to Sunset Point - a spectacular overlook of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater. From here the Navajo Loop Trail descends into the canyon. Since it’s a loop you’ll have to choose which way to go: “Wall Street” or “Two Bridges.” Either way will descend steeply via switchbacks and take you to the same point, and of course you can hike the opposite side on the way out.

From the bottom of the Navajo Loop you’ll follow a connector trail that leads to the official start of the Peekaboo Loop. During the summer horse and mule tours use the trail and always follow a clockwise route. I’d recommend the same for hikers.

The loop features a fair amount of elevation change, beginning with an initial climb up to a fantastic hoodoo view. In fact, for the remainder of the loop you’ll have stunning views of the beautiful hoodoos in this section of Bryce Canyon.

You’ll pass through a tunnel (or arch), lose some elevation, and eventually end up at a rest area (mainly for horses) with a vault toilet. Next on the loop is the “Wall of Windows” - a beautiful high fin of hoodoos with window like openings within.

Before long you’ll reach a series of tight switchbacks. From the top they are incredibly photogenic. The trail then passes through another tunnel before eventually descending back down to the start of the loop. From here return to the Navajo Loop Trail and work your way back up to the top of the canyon.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Stunning views. Hoodoos, windows, tunnels and more.

Cons

Seasonal heavy horse use.

Trailhead Elevation

7,995.00 ft (2,436.88 m)

Highest point

8,005.00 ft (2,439.92 m)

Features

Wildlife
Flushing toilets
Geologically significant
Big vistas
Potable water

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Horseback

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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