Fairyland Point

Bryce Canyon National Park

Off Bryce Canyon Scenic Dr, Fairyland offers views north toward the Aquarius Plateau and hoodoos at all stages of evolution, from fin to crumbling tower. This also marks the start of the Fairyland Loop Trail. To reach the point, drive a mile north of the entrance gate, then a mile east of the main road (the turnoff is marked only to northbound traffic – you won’t see it on your way into the park).

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