The Peek-A-Boo Loop leads to the most scenic part of the Bryce Canyon National Park – home to the largest and most concentrated collection of hoodoos on Earth.
The equestrian loop is popular with hikers and horse riders alike.
Peek-A-Boo Loop, Hiking Trail, Time & Map, Bryce Canyon National Park
From Bryce Point, hikers get to walk down the twisted trail as it leads into the canyon. This section of the loop lies close to ‘The Alligator,’ which is one of the particular collections of hoodoos in the park. The cluster of rocks creates a formation that vaguely resembles the reptile’s shape when looked at from above.
Shortly after this, hikers get to the junction of the Peek-A-Boo Loop. At this point, the trail can be completed in either direction. Taking a left turn leads on hikers to a series of brief ways, eventually leading to a horse corral. At the corral, hikers can take a break, access a toilet, and throw away any trash.
The loop continues through with one switchback, after which an exit leads through a slot canyon, which opens up to the panorama of the jutted rock formations. It is fascinating to learn that unlike most of the Grand Canyon, the hoodoos are formed by the freezing of ice during winter and its melting during summer. This erodes the surfaces of the hoodoos, creating unique shapes.
The tail-end of the loop leads to a second junction from where you can take the eastern route to get to the original junction that leads back to the start of the loop at Bryce Point. This trail is located further from many of the trailheads, so it is not often crowded.
For hikers looking for solitude in the wild outdoors, the Peek-A-Boo Loop does not disappoint!