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Fairyland Loop

Fairyland Loop

The Fairyland Loop is a trail located in Bryce Canyon National Park and one that’s popular with hikers who wish to take in the scenic landscape and explore the park’s unique Claron Formation.

The trail takes hikers from the Fairyland Point, through the awe-inspiring hoodoos, the Tower Bridge, and into the depths of the canyon.

Fairyland Loop, Hiking Trail Time & Map, Bryce Canyon National Park

This trail is considerably difficult owing to its length, elevation changes, and interlinked trails. In addition to this, the hike drops almost 900 feet to the canyon’s floor before winding around Boat Mesa. For this reason, the hike takes anywhere between four and six hours to complete the eight-mile hike.

The well-graded track begins at Fairyland Point, located in the northern part of the park. The Fairyland Loop is inclusive of a section of the Rim Trail that leads up from Sunset Point. Follow the Rim Trail to Sunrise Point and look out for the spectacular views of the rock formations.

Just before Sunrise Point, the trail leads to the left onto Fairyland Loop, with this part of the track having great signage too. Hikers will enjoy the beauty of the siltstone walls whose Pinkish hues stand out in the desert landscape.

A mile and a half away, the loop forks out with the Tower Bridge spur trail. This trail makes for a quick detour that leads hikers to the Tower Bridge – aptly named after the iconic London Bridge. From here, hikers simply walk back to the main trail and proceed counterclockwise to cover the Boat Mesa.

The Boat Mesa provides an impressive background, with hikers enjoying the hoodoos along the trail. The far eastern end of Boat Mesa makes for a perfect place to unwind. Alternatively, choose from any of the calm rest breaks along the route.

The route back on the Fairyland Loop is a gradual climb leading up to Fairyland Point. There is the option of taking a shuttle bus back to the parking area for exhausted hikers. It is also important to take plenty of water and snacks for the journey – particularly for those hiking during summer.

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What is the Fairyland Loop address?
Bryce Canyon National Park
Fairyland Point Rd, Bryce Canyon City, UT

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What are the Fairyland Loop opening hours?
Open 24 hours a day throughout the year

Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
Spring, Summer & Fall
Mon - Sun: 8am - 8pm
Mon - Sun: 8am - 4:30pm

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What are the Fairyland Loop entry prices?
Private Vehicle: $35
Motorcycle: $30
Bicycle, Walk-in: $20 per person

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