Horseback the interesting Peekaboo Loop Trail

Tom’s Experience horseback riding the Peekaboo Loop Trail

My wife has always loved horses, so rather than hike the Peekaboo loop, we decided to experience this trail on horseback. The loop is 5.5 miles with an elevation change from the top of the canyon to the bottom of the canyon of 1555 feet. There are many different ways to reach the Peekaboo Loop, but the main trail and the trail the horses take starts from the Sunset Point trailhead.

Bryce on Horseback Peekaboo Loop Trail
The trail is similar to the Navajo and Queens Garden Loop just a little longer. The rock formations that we rode past were just amazing and the trail itself was very exciting. The hoodoo formations are just unreal and you almost feel as if you are no longer on earth while spending time among the otherworldly rock formations.

Peekaboo Loop Trail on HorsebackThey train the horses and mules to walk right near the edge of the trail so that you are able to get the best possible views of Bryce Canyon. That makes it a little scary when the trail drops off and we were sitting on a horse with little control over where the horse was placing its feet.

Peekaboo Loop HoodoosWe did this with my whole family and everyone really enjoyed the scenery and the horses/mules they put us on. Horses are available to rent on a guided tour at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.

Wall of Windows Bryce CanyonThere are restrooms in the lodge at the start of the trail and also at the canyon floor near the half way mark. Dogs are not allowed on any of the off road trails in Bryce Canyon.

Bryce Canyon National Park Peekaboo Loop

Tom’s Rating:

Trail Info: The trail starts at Sunrise Point in Bryce Canyon National Park. The trail is 5.5 miles with an elevation change of 1555 ft. Horses and mules use this trail but other than that the trail is very well maintained.


Trailhead = 37.627114,-112.167342

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2 Replies to “Horseback the interesting Peekaboo Loop Trail”

    • Thomas Burton Post author

      I’m not sure of the prices, but you can check it out at Bryce Canyon National Park. The best times to go would be spring or fall but summer isn’t too bad it can just get very hot.


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