Peekaboo Loop Trail – Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking Guide

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The Peekaboo Loop Trail is one of the best hiking trails in Bryce Canyon National Park because of its ability to quickly bring hikers through some of the most unique and unforgettable terrain in the country. This trail can be accessed from a few starting points, and here we will provide you with all the information you need to head to Bryce Canyon and complete this hike.

Distance: 5.09 Miles Round Trip (8.19 km)
Elevation Gain: 2,648 feet (807.1 meters)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration (Hike Time): 3-4 hours

Trail Options

 

Peekaboo Loop Trail – From Bryce Point Parking Lot – 5.09 Miles – 2,648 Feet Elevation Gain

This is our recommended path to do this loop, but this can be done from Sunset Point or Sunrise Point as well. It is slightly longer and harder, but we really like the added views. (Explained below)

Hikers begin by descending on beautiful switchbacks on the Peekaboo Loop Connector trail. The trail is extremely easy to follow and well marked. Simply stay on this trail.

1.07 miles into this hike, hikers will reach the Peekaboo Loop Trail. From here, you can choose to hike clockwise or counterclockwise on this route. Both are great, and neither is really any harder or easier, so this is up to you.

The trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Hikers can choose to just do this loop, or add on the hikes that are around sunset and sunrise point. Our favorite approach is to do this loop, then drive on over to sunset point, and do all of the hikes around sunset and sunrise point separately in a second hike.

This trail can get icy, so during winter months, it is recommended to bring microspikes with you to add traction during icy times.

Trail Map:

Here we highlighted the route from Bryce Canyon Point Parking Lot:

Peekaboo Loop Trail Map - Bryce Canyon National Park

Peekaboo Loop Trail Map – Bryce Canyon National Park

 

Peekaboo Loop Trail – From Sunset Point – 4.95 Miles – 1,997 Feet Elevation Gain

Leaving from sunset point is your shortest option to complete the Peekaboo loop, and it also gives you really easy access to all of the other best hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park. If you are trying to maximize your speed through the entire park, this is probably a good place to start and finish, (or sunrise point close by).

Hikers start on sunset point, and follow the trail signs to Peekaboo loop. All is well traveled, features many switchbacks, so no areas are too steep. We have highlighted the recommended path for this below. Wall Street isn’t always opened, but you absolutely should take this path whenever it is open. (They close this section during the winter months).

Peekaboo Loop Trail Map - From Sunset Point

Peekaboo Loop Trail Map – From Sunset Point

 

Weather Forecast

Here is a detailed weather forecast for the next 4 days:

Tropic, UT

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North northwest wind around 14 mph.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 9 to 13 mph.

Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 30. Northeast wind around 7 mph.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 55. East southeast wind 7 to 12 mph.

Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 32. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 57.

Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Parking, Directions & Shuttle System

All lots in this park are quite large, but they do fill up. During peak time, you’ll be utilizing the shuttle system. During off season, you likely can find a spot to park your car, but even the large lots can fill up.

Shuttle System:
The shuttle system can be read about here: https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/shuttle.htm

Directions to Bryce Point Parking Lot:

Directions to Sunset Point Parking Lot:

 

Additional Pictures

Early On Peekaboo Connector Trail From Bryce Point

Early On Peekaboo Connector Trail From Bryce Point

Bryce Canyon National Park

PeekaBoo Loop Trail

PeekaBoo Loop Trail

Views of Bryce Canyon Below

Views of Bryce Canyon Below

Views Along Peekaboo Loop Trail

Views Along Peekaboo Loop Trail

Peekaboo Loop Trail Views

Peekaboo Loop Trail Views

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

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