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Bryce Canyon National Park

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

Bryce Canyon National Park

Overview

RATING: Easy Walking
MAPS: Tropic Canyon, UT

Sun

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

51 | 24

Mon

A slight chance of rain and snow after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

48 | 31

Tue

A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am.  Patchy blowing snow before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

38 | 26

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 42.

42 | 12

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 46.

46 | 20

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SEASON: Any
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear

Sun

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

51 | 24

Mon

A slight chance of rain and snow after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

48 | 31

Tue

A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am.  Patchy blowing snow before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

38 | 26

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 42.

42 | 12

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 46.

46 | 20

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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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