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Hat Shop -- Bryce Canyon National Park

(Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune)

 

This hike gives you great views of the national park on the way to the odd-looking balanced rocks that are called the Hat Shop. It takes its name from the spires of red rock with wide, white tops. From the trail head, the path descends on switch backs. The Hat Shop is below the trail, sitting on a steep slope. There are no man-made signs, so keep your eyes open. The Hat Shop trail is part of a larger system called the Under The Rim trail. You can go exploring past the Hat Shop, if you are equipped, but remember you need to ascend back to the trail head. Fees: $25 per vehicle

Getting there: From the main gate on the north end of the park, take the park road south about 4 miles to Bryce Point. The trail head is there.

 

-- Nate Carlisle and Todd Adams

Region: Bryce Canyon National Park

Destination: Hat Shop

Distance: 3.7 miles

Time: 3 hours

Elevation Gain: 407 feet

Dog Allowed: No

Restrooms: No

Biking: No

Difficulty: 3
 

 

First published 2009-08-21