Hat Shop -- Bryce Canyon National Park

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From the main gate on the north end of the park, take the park road south about 4 miles to Bryce Point. The trail head is there.

This hike gives you great views of the national park on the way to the odd-looking balanced rocks that are called the Hat Shop. It takes its name from the spires of red rock with wide, white tops. From the trail head, the path descends on switch backs. The Hat Shop is below the trail, sitting on a steep slope. There are no man-made signs, so keep your eyes open. The Hat Shop trail is part of a larger system called the Under The Rim trail. You can go exploring past the Hat Shop, if you are equipped, but remember you need to ascend back to the trail head.

Nate Carlisle

DestinationHat Shop

Hiking time3 hours

Round trip miles3.7 miles

Elevation gain407 feet


Trail head restroomsNo

Dogs/bikes allowedNo

Fees$25 per vehicle