Rim Trail Bryce Canyon: Sunrise to Sunset Point

The most basic, easy, everybody should do trail in Bryce Canyon is the Rim Trail between Sunrise Point and Sunset Point. This trail is flat, easy, and stroller friendly. Additionally, this hike can be done as a shuttle trail if you have someone to drive the car from parking lot to parking lot.

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A Panorama of the Bryce Amphitheater between Sunrise and Sunset Point.
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The Rim trail is paved between Sunrise and Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon.

The trail runs right along the main amphitheater in Bryce Canyon and leads to several lookout points that have gorgeous views of the orange hoodoos. Anyone can and should hike this trail in either direction. As you hike along, make sure to look for wildlife. There will be plenty of people, but we also saw Stellar’s Jays, which are the most beautiful blue bird, and chipmunks and squirrels. This Rim Trail is quietest and best in the morning.

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There are signs to mark the way. You can start at either point and walk between these markers.
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The paved trail wanders away from the edge, but there is a dirt trail you can follow too. Still flat, but closer to the view.
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The views are beautiful along the Rim Trail!
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There are benches along the way if you need a break or want to enjoy the views.
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This view is from Sunset Point.

One interesting way to complete this hike is to add it to the Queen’s Garden and the Wall Street Trail. You can park at either Sunset or Sunrise Point and make a loop of the Rim Trail, Wall Street, and the Queen’s Garden. This is a beautiful hike and combines 3 of Bryce’s best. This loop runs about 3 miles.

Everyone needs to walk this short section of the Rim Trail when they visit Bryce Canyon. The views are spectacular, and we love that it is accessible for everyone.

For more information about Bryce Canyon, check out our Bryce Canyon National Park Family Guide. This post shares all the stops you should make on your trip to this national park.

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The Rim Trail was perfect for everyone in our family.

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