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.
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.
They 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.
We 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.
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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