Peekaboo Trail

  • Around the middle of the hike  - © BJ flickr user
  • Branches only at the top - © BJ flickr user
  • Looking up - © James Marvin Phelps flickr user
  • Organ Pipe Formation - © BJ flickr user
  • Strange Landscape - © James Marvin Phelps flickr user
  • Sun near the top of the formations - © BJ flickr user
  • Trail between the trees  - © BJ flickr user
  • Tree among the stone  - © BJ flickr user
  • Hoodoos from the Peekaboo Loop Trail  - © wiki commons user James Marvin Phelps
  • PeekaBoo  - © G. Thomas at English Wikipedia
  • Surrounded by Hoodoos - Bryce Canyon National Park  - © wiki commones uer James Marvin Phelps

Key information: Peekaboo Trail

    The Peekaboo Trail is an absolute classic despite its terrible name, a 6 mile rub-your-eyes overload of weirdness, really outstanding formations and atmosphere. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating95
  • Beauty36
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma38
  • Negative points1
  • Total rating95
  • Note: Neg: Heavy use in higher seasons.

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 6+ miles
  • Maximum Altitude: around 2,700m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Organ Pipe Formation - © BJ flickr user


Bryce Canyon boasts some of the world’s most extraordinary scenery: an extensive area of brightly hued sandstone carved 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, all enhanced by gorgeous colour and texture contrasts.

The Peekaboo Trail has a terrible name, but is probably the best known walk in the area and an absolute classic. A rub-your-eyes overload of weirdness, really outstanding formations and atmosphere seen from a loop deep within the amphitheatre. It does involve a lot of ascent/descent. 

After a superb descent, whichever way you come, enjoy thrilling formations as you walk round, including the Wall of Windows and the Peekaboo box canyon.

The loop is itself some 3 miles long, but it needs to be accessed from the rim. It is 6ish miles from Bryce Point, and about the same if combined with the amazing Navajo Loop

Wind through extraordinary formations, in what will feel like a psychedelic – nay psychotropic – experience.

The Peekaboo can be combined with the Rim Trail, and indeed can be joined with other walks to create a longer day: for instance the Queen’s Garden Trail and the Fairyland Trail.

Water is in very short supply. Bring plenty.

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

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Branches only at the top - © BJ flickr user

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