Backcountry Hikes

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Backcountry Hikes information

permits $5-15
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Only 1% of all visitors venture onto the backcountry hikes. You won't walk among many hoodoo formations here, but you will pass through forest and meadows with distant views of rock formations. And oh, the quiet.

The 23-mile Under-the-Rim Trail , south of Bryce Amphitheater, can be broken into several athletic day hikes. The 11-mile stretch between Bryce Point and Swamp Canyon is one of the hardest and best. Get backcountry permits and trail info from rangers at the visitor center .