Peek-a-boo Loop

Distance: 5.0 miles (loop)

Bryce Canyon National Park, near Bryce in South Central Utah

The Wall of Windows

The Wall of Windows

 

The Wall of Windows, the Cathedral and Fairy Castle along with terrific views of the Bryce Amphitheater and rock formation along Peek-a-boo Canyon are the rewards for completing this scenic loop trail. A steep descent and ascent from Bryce Point are required to reach to the loop.
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  • Distance: 5.0 miles (loop) to Peek-a-boo Loop
  • Elevation: 8,300-ft. at Trailhead
    7,440-ft. at Peek-a-boo Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600-ft. to Peek-a-boo Loop
  • Difficulty: moderate-strenuous
  • More Hikes in:
    Bryce / South Central Utah

Why Hike Peek-a-boo Loop

Bryce Point features stunning views of the Bryce Amphitheater and is also the starting point for a connector trail dropping down to the Peek-a-boo Loop. The scenic loop enjoys wonderful views of photogenic hoodoos, fins and spires in Peek-a-boo and Bryce Canyons and passes impressive rock formations such as the Wall of Windows, the Cathedral and Fairy Castle.

This is a strenuous route, constantly ascending or descending as it crosses numerous ridges and canyons. The reward for all this hard work is the views of the amazing rock formation along the route. Since this trail is rated as more difficult than the nearby Queens Garden and Navajo trail it is also less crowded.

Horses are permitted along the loop, which some hikers may not like. I’ve never minded getting off the trail for horse parties. There is always some interesting rock formation to admire as you wait for the horses to go by.

The hike is exposed to the sun and can get quite toasty during the summer. Be sure to carry plenty of water and get an early start to beat the heat of the day.

Before or after the hike be sure to check out the fabulous views of the Bryce Amphitheater from Bryce point. The views are particularly stunning early in the morning as the first light of the day hits the colorful hoodoos.

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile for the Peek-a-boo Loop trail from Bryce Point

Trail Resources

Trail Photo Gallery / Trail Map

Basecamp(s) Information:
Bryce

Region Information:
South Central Utah

Other Hiking Regions in:
Utah