Mossy Cave |

Bryce Canyon National Park

Roadside Attraction Mossy Cave - Bryce Canyon National Park Roadside Attraction Mossy Cave
Bryce Canyon National Park

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Overview

RATING: Easy Walking
LENGTH: 1+ hours
MAPS: Tropic Canyon, UT

Tue

66 | 29

Wed

68 | 30

Thu

66 | 34

Fri

61 | 31

Sat

58 | 27

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SEASON: Any

Tue

66 | 29

Wed

68 | 30

Thu

66 | 34

Fri

61 | 31

Sat

58 | 27

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Mossy Cave Falls Skyline

Mossy Cave Falls Skyline

Mossy Cave and the waterfall near the cave makes an excellent roadside attraction on the east side of Bryce Canyon National Park. It is popular. A short hike leads to a photographer's paradise. The ease and length of this outing make it a good family friendly stop to stretch legs while passing near Bryce.

Mossy Cave Falls

Mossy Cave Falls

Mossy Cave Falls Trailhead

Mossy Cave Falls Trailhead

Getting There

On highway 12, Mossy Cave is approximately 4 miles east of the junction of Highway 12 and 63. (Alternatively, it is a little over 3 miles west of the town of Tropic.) It is a large pullout on the right (west) side of the road. The trail head has a trail sign and map near the parking area.

Mossy Cave Falls Stream

Mossy Cave Falls Stream

Winter ice in the cave

Winter ice in the cave

Route

From the trailhead, simply follow the wide, well-defined trail. After a short distance (0.25 miles) and two bridge crossings, you will reach a junction. Left is the way to Mossy Cave in 100 meters or so. Right takes you to a very scenic waterfall, also in a 100 meters or so.

There are many great photographic opportunities in this area. Evening seemed to have the best light.


Maps

Printable Maps:
Trailhead

12S 402090mE 4169305mN

N37° 39' 57" W112° 06' 37"

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