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Address: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Quiet Hike

This .8 mile (round trip) trail has a 200' elevation change. Along the right side of the trail, we see arches and rock spires. Along the left side is a stream. A footbridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Denice S
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DeWitt, Michigan

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Massachusetts
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just on the outskirts of Bryce is the Mossy Cave Trail. The degree of difficulty for this walk is very low. a bonus if you get to the end was the waterfall.

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Gresham, Oregon
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Interesting and impressive to see this canal, dug by pioneers, but really not very scenic, after Bryce Canyon. Kind of lives up to its name, the tropic ditch.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This .8 mile (round trip) trail has a 200' elevation change. Along the right side of the trail, we see arches and rock spires. Along the left side is a stream. A footbridge allows us to cross the stream. We continued up the dirt trail. At the fork, you can go right to see the waterfall (trail was closed during... More 

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Thank Denice S
Nevada
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was less than a mile and was an easy walk. The water was still flowing in October. Beautiful waterfall, breath-taking mountains it was so pretty. We did not do the cave.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Easy trail to do with the family. Cave is not such an amazing thing to see - less of a cave than an over hang. The waterfall and river is actually more interesting - signage describes how early settlers diverted the river using natural geological features. .

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Thank Gary R
Eastern NC
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I found this trail while driving west on Highway 12 from Escalante on a rainy day. To access this trail you need to leave Bryce Canyon National Park and head east on Rt 12 about 5 miles. It is at the base of the formations and a creek runs through it. On the day that I hiked it, I had... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A small stopover in the Route 12, the road to Mossy Cave is quite an appetizer of what you will find in Bryce. The hike is pretty easy and you will enjoy the views and the river. We went in Fall so the river was running short on water and the waterfall was not there. Have that in mind when... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This hike was short and easy for my family of 6. The trail followed a stream into the canyon. Off to the right there was a pioneer made waterfall. A short walk to the left was the "Mossy Cave". Really an alcove with moisture seeping through the rock. Looks amazing in the winter. Bryce is high up on the list... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a nice place for an early morning hike. Be sure to check out the waterfall, which in my opinion is better than the cave. The trails closet to the rim were closed to the waterfall, but the upper trail got us there just fine.

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Thank mdurf
Succasunna, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This was a recommendation from our Lodge we stayed at and it was a good one. It is an easy hike on fairly level trails, you cross two small bridges that cross the creak, towards the end you do some mild climbing on pretty solid trails that lead you to the waterfall. You cal so have great views of the... More 

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