Fairyland Loop

  • Fairyland Loop  - © sfgamchick flickr user
  • Fairyland Loop  - © sfgamchick flickr user
  • Fairyland Loop Desert  - © jpstanley flickr user
  • Fairyland Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon  - © WalshTD flickr user

Key information: Fairyland Loop

  • Bryce Canyon boasts some of the world's most extraordinary scenery, and The Fairyland Loop is an absolute classic, an 8 mile loop, descending into Fairyland Canyon then Campbell Canyon, climbing back to the rim.
  • Wind through extraordinary formations, in what will feel like a psychedelic - nay psychotropic - experience.
  • Water can be in very short supply.
  • ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma35
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 8 miles
  • Maximum Altitude: around 2,700m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Fairyland Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon  - © WalshTD flickr user

WALK SUMMARY

Bryce Canyon boasts some of the world's most extraordinary scenery: an extensive area of brightly hued sandstone carved by wind, water and ice into a series of deep and huge amphitheatres in which sit an unimaginable profusion of spires, towers and other excrescences called hoodoos, and arches and other formations. Visually, the thrilling weirdness of the scenery is enhanced by gorgeous colour and texture contrasts. The forests (and, somehow  surprisingly, meadows) in the canyon shelter a surprisingly diverse fauna, including bears and mountain lions. 

The Fairyland Loop is an absolute classic, an 8 mile loop between Fairyland and Sunset Points on the rim, descending into Fairyland Canyon, then Campbell Canyon, climbing back to the rim, then returning on the Rim Trail to Fairyland Point. Wind through extraordinary formations, in what will feel like a psychedelic - nay psychotropic - xperience.

The Fairyland can be joined some other walks to create a longer day: for instance the Peekaboo Trail, The Navajo Loop, Queen's Garden Trail and Rim Trail.

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For more information and photos, including practical information and some warnings, see our Bryce Canyon walk page.

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Fairyland Loop Desert  - ©jpstanley flickr user

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