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


TICKS & TODOS: 7 Todo Lists / 3 Ticks
RATING: Easy Walking
LENGTH: 1+ hours
MAPS: Tropic Canyon, UT
SEASON: Any
Fri Hi:86 Lo:57 Sat Hi:85 Lo:57 Sun Hi:86 Lo:57 Mon Hi:86 Lo:57 Tue Hi:87 Lo:57
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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.

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.


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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