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. Low around 18, with temperatures rising to around 21 overnight. West northwest wind around 13 mph.

Saturday
Mostly sunny. High near 45, with temperatures falling to around 37 in the afternoon. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph.

Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as 0. Northwest wind 14 to 18 mph.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 7 to 14 mph.

Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. West wind 7 to 10 mph.

Monday
A chance of snow after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

 

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

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about