ElevationAscent: 1,460' 445 m
Descent: -1,458' -444 m
High: 8,139' 2,481 m
Low: 7,181' 2,189 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
Popular runs nearby
Queens Garden Navajo Loop Trail
3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 615 ft Ascent 187.42 m Ascent
1.4 mi 2.2 km • Loop • 495 ft Ascent 150.77 m Ascent
5.2 mi 8.4 km • Loop • 1,434 ft Ascent 437.09 m Ascent
22.7 mi 36.5 km • Point to Point • 4,284 ft Ascent 1305.81 m Ascent
Willis Creek Out and Back
3.4 mi 5.5 km • Out and Back • 202 ft Ascent 61.65 m Ascent
Sheep Creek - Paria River Loop
17.0 mi 27.4 km • Loop • 1,565 ft Ascent 476.97 m Ascent
“A less-crowded loop through beautiful hoodoo formations.”— Tom Robson
Need to Know
After about 1.5 miles, the trail reaches its lowest point and begins a stiff climb up to a saddle and the cliffs below the Coliseum. From here the grades ease a bit until the Tower Bridge Side Trail turnoff - note that it's well worth the short detour to ogle Mother Nature's creativity.
Once back on the main Fairyland Loop Trail, begin the challenging climb up through parched Campbell Canyon, also crossing its namesake creek. The meandering trail ascends steadily through open terrain passing the Chinese Wall formation to the south. More vegetation and gnarled trees (look for evidence of lightning strikes) begin to appear closer to the rim. The Fairyland Loop Trail ends at a "T" junction with the Rim Trail about 0.3 miles north of Sunrise Point.
Once you reach Rim Trail, you've completed the hardest portion of this run! Turn right and continue north, back to Fairyland Point. At this point, pass through some meadows and a sandy, beach-like area. Once you finally reach your destination, stop for a while and enjoy the views!
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: National Park Service - Bryce Canyon National Park