ElevationAscent: 1,434' 437 m
Descent: -1,434' -437 m
High: 8,300' 2,530 m
Low: 7,425' 2,263 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“This all-time Bryce Canyon favorite boasts magnificent hoodoo spires and numerous rock windows.”— Megan W
The loop can be done in either direction, but aficionados prefer the clockwise way. So, from the "T" intersection, take the left (western) half of the Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail and pass the seasonal bathrooms. Climb up and down ridges and through steep switchbacks. This is a great treat for intrepid travelers who want close encounters with the colorful surreal spires. Keep an eye out for the named rock formations: Wall of Windows, Hindu Temples, and the Cathedral. After a long downhill section, the western half of the loop ends at the trail's lowest elevation point - which is also the intersection of the Peek-A-Boo - Navajo Connector, Peekaboo Connector and the Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail.
To complete the Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail, continue southwards along the eastern half of the loop now climbing steeply. Surmount a broad ridge and wind through its saddle next to the Fairly Castle rock formation. Another long descent deposits you back on the canyon bottom at a wide wash. Ascend the valley and the last few switchbacks to arrive at the start of the loop (at its southern tip). At the intersection, rejoin the Peek-A-Boo Loop Connector and retrace your steps for the last 0.5 mile grunt back up to the rim.
In case you're wondering, the "Peek-A-Boo" trail name comes from the natural arch "windows" formed in the rocks. Note: the loop trail receives heavy use by horse/mule riders - be sure to give them right of way and beware of the poop.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Bryce Canyon National Park