Fairlyland Loop + Queen's Garden

13.52 miles, 2,464 feet gain

The Fairyland loop starts at Fairyland Point in Bryce Canyon National Park. The loop trail itself is around 8 miles, but we added on the Queen's garden loop near the end to extend the trail. This is a great trail to see Bryce's hoodoo rock formations, rim views, and natural bridges.

Because of the cold weather and snow (6" had fallen the night before, and the high was 23F), there weren't too many other groups on the trail. If you're thinking of hiking this after it snows, bring microspikes or crampons, there are multiple places where the trail can get steep and icy.

I can't comment on how this trail is during warmer weather, but it is absolutely amazing in the snow. The snow adds a beautiful layer of texture on the rock formations, which are already impressive in their own right.
Tunnel through sandstone on Fairyland Loop trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, UtahAnother tunnel through sandstone on Fairyland Loop trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, UtahThor's Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

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