Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 833' 254 m
Descent: -839' -256 m
High: 7,796' 2,376 m
Low: 7,416' 2,260 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“One of the premiere (but strenuous) Bryce trails, it dazzles with amazing hoodoos and rock windows.”— Megan W
From the "T" intersection with the Peek-A-Boo Loop Connector, take the left (western) half of the Peek-A-Boo Loop and pass the seasonal bathrooms. Climb up and down ridges and through steep switchbacks. This is a great treat for intrepid travelers who want to get up close to the colorful, surreal spires. Keep an eye out for the named rock formations: Wall of Windows, Hindu Temples and the Cathedral. After a long downhill section, the western half of the loop ends at the trail's lowest elevation point which is also the intersection of the Peek-A-Boo - Navajo Connector, Peek-A-Boo Connector and the Peek-A-Boo Loop Trails.
To complete the Peek-A-Boo Loop, continue southwards along the eastern half of the loop now climbing steeply. Surmount a broad ridge and wind through its saddle next to the Fairly Castle rock formation. Another long descent deposits you back on the canyon bottom at a wide wash. Ascend the valley and the last few switchbacks to arrive at the start of the loop (at its southern tip). In case you're wondering, the trail name comes from the natural arch "windows" formed in the rocks.
Note: This trail receives heavy use by horse/mule riders - be sure to give them right of way and beware of the poop.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Bryce Canyon National Park