Snowshoeing - Bryce Canyon 1/30/21

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

Bryce is magical in the winter!!


Drive: I-15, Hwy 20, I-89, Hwy 12


Permits: Entrance fee - $35/car or FREE with National Parks Pass; Main road open but some roads closed


Activities:

Paria View Snowshoe- 0.5 mi easy one way with winter road closure. Park at cement

barrier and snowshoe/hike up the road to a beautiful view. Can

wander around in the fields around. Just watch for the cliffs. No

bathrooms. This is where the rangers take people on their

snowshoe tours.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/paria-view


Peekaboo Loop Hike- 5.5 mi moderate loop down in the amazing valley of Bryce

Canyon. Arches, towers, pinacles, windows. Every turn

is amazing! Microspikes/yak tracks are MANDATORY due to icy

sections. No bathrooms.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/peek-a-boo-loop-trail


Maps/Links: https://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm

Gear: Yak tracks/Spikes, Snowshoes/poles (weather depending-can rent), gaiters (optional - can rent), (NO COTTON) thermal top and bottom, wool socks or just not cotton socks, snow pants, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack (with space remaining to shove clothes in when you get too warm), 2 Liters water, packed lunch, 6 snacks, WATERPROOF boots or non-waterproof boots/shoes and also rent "overshoes".


Rentals (on your own) - Snowshoes: $10 (UVU- includes poles and overboots or $8

only snowshoes); $10 (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $10

(Out N’ Back in Orem)

Overshoes: $4 (UVU Outdoor Adventure); $5 (BYU Outdoors

Unltd)

Poles: $4 (Out N Back); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Gaiters: cover ankles from getting snow $3 (BYU Outdoors

Unltd)

Sample Itinerary:

6 am - Drive to park

10:30 am - Meet at Visitor Center / bathroom

11 am - Paria View snowshoe

12 pm - lunch in car

1-4 pm - Hike Peekaboo Loop (clockwise)

5 pm - Dinner in Panguich (BigFish - fried cheese curds!)

9 pm - Home


Paria View


Peekaboo Loop


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