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Under-the-Rim Trail

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: A 23-mile hiking trail.
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Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: A 23-mile hiking trail.
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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This must rate as one of the most beautiful natural places in the world. Although we got caught in a thunder storm we were captivated by the beauty of the rock formations. Like fairyland.

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Herriman, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We did a shuttle, leaving one car at the top and one at the bottom and hiked, I think, 11 miles. We ran low on water and had to ration. Be sure to bring lots of water. It gets hotter here than you think it will. It was cool when we started out, but got hot during the day. (it... More 

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San Carlos, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
99 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We loved the surreal scenery of Bryce Canyon and it's gallery of sandstone sculptures but didn't like how crowded some trails were. After seeing the popular sights (Navajo Trail and Queens Garden) leave the crowds behind and hit the Under-the-Rim Trail. We're avid hikers and found this trail to be strenuous, especially coming back uphill in the heat, but it's... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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334 reviews 334 reviews
170 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It has some stunning views, but I ended up hiking too far because I didn't realize I had merged onto another trail. As I was hiking through the hodoos, I felt like I was in an iMax movie because I was so close to them.

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Atlanta
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

In my opinion Bryce Canyon in Utah is one of the most amazing places in US and on the Earth with unreal/ un-Earthy breath taken experience. No words can describe it, you need to experience it. We hiked Queens Gardens, Navajo Loop, Picaboo Loop, Under-the-Rim Trail and the rim. We hiked Under-the-Rim Trail from down to up point. It was... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

There are several factors that should be considered when planning to hike this trail; these are common sense for seasoned hikers but should be heeded by those that think this hike is a pleasant, light-hearted excursion. I have listed these criteria in no certain order but they should all be considered in their relation to each other. 1: Consider you... More 

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Franklin, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Escape the hordes by hiking the Under-the-Rim Trail, a little used trail into the heart of Bryce Canyon. Continuous elevation changes, limited water (only consistently available at Yellow Creek and Iron Springs) and Black Bear activity (Iron Springs was closed when I hiked the trail due to frequent bear sightings) mean few attempt the trail. Lack of traffic and monsoon... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

When visiting this wonderful Canyon, one must get those hiking boots on and explore all it has to offer.

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Cedar City, UT
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Seeing the hoodoos from above the rim is a special panorama. Being below the rim, among them, is a different perspective that shouldn't be missed.

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Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
42 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The initial part of this trail is rather boring as you meander for some time through piney forests. However, we were the only one in sight and after a journey, you arrive at the magnificence of Bryce Canyon National Park -- just from the other side.

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