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    Tower Bridge Trail

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    5.5 km
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    252 m
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    The Tower Bridge Trail is a gorgeous hike in Bryce Canyon National Park. This trail is moderately challenging with a consistent climb on the return trip. From the Tower Bridge Trail, hikers will earn incredible, otherworldly views of the Utah Landscape.

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    Route Description for Tower Bridge Trail

    The Tower Bridge Trail is a fantastic hike in Bryce Canyon National Park. This trail is moderately challenging with a consistently steep descent to Tower Bridge that turns into a consistent ascent on the way out. Be sure to wear proper hiking footwear and bring along a set of hiking poles if you’d like some extra support. This trail can become icy in the winter, so we recommend bringing along a set of traction devices, such as microspikes, if you are hitting the trails at that time of year. From the Tower Bridge Trail, you will get a fantastic view of the Chinese Wall, a stunning formation of red sandstone hoodoos that contrast against the vibrant, bright blue Utah sky.

    To hike the Tower Bridge Trail, begin at the Fairyland Loop Southern Trailhead and follow the path eastward. At the divide, take the trail on your right to head a short distance to the Tower Bridge Viewpoint.

    Take a rest at the viewpoint and catch your breath before turning around and retracing your steps back to the trailhead where you began.

    If you are looking for more to explore, this hike is just a short section of the Fairyland Loop.

    Getting to the Tower Bridge Trail Trailhead

    From the Bryce Canyon Visitors Center, head south down Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive for 0.8 km before taking your first left onto Lodge Loop Road. Follow Lodge Loop Road for 0.8 km before taking another left onto Sunrise Point Road. Park at the Sunrise Point Parking area on the right side of the road, the Tower Bridge Trail begins here.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do

      March to October

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


    • Route Signage


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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