Hat Shop - Hike near Bryce, Utah
Bryce Canyon, UT 84764, USA,Bryce,Utah
37.604214044916915, -112.15651615670481
4.8 miles S of Bryce, Utah
Address: Bryce Canyon, UT 84764, USA
GPS: 37°36'15.2"N 112°9'23.5"W
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State: Utah

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Hat Shop Trail is a moderately difficult hike with the view of some delicately balanced rock formations. These rock formations are where the Hat Shop Trail got its name. Huge gray boulders can be found balancing on slender red rock stilts, resembling hat displays in an old-fashioned hat shop. These unique formations are the destination of this stimulating hike.

The hike to Hat Shop is 4 miles out and back. During warmer months the trail is considered moderately difficult. The hike down and back is an accomplishment not meant for hikers of all levels. The trail is very steep and rocky. In the winter Hat Shop Trail is considered very difficult and should only be attempted by accomplished hikers with proper footwear.

Hikers should come prepared with snacks, water, sunscreen and hats for UV protection. The hike to and from Hat Shop takes several hours and has very little shade.

Hat Shop Trail gives hikers the opportunity to see the unique formations at Hat Shop as well as some of the more common Bryce Canyon formations. Hikers will view a of the classic red canyon formations, the Pink Cliffs and the far-off mountain ranges on this hike. Hiking Hat Shop Trail is a distinctive accomplishment that will always stick in your memory.

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Directions

From Bryce, Utah

  1. Head southwest toward UT-63 (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn left onto UT-63 (0.7 mi)
  3. Turn left onto Bryce Point Rd
    Destination will be on the right
    (2.0 mi)
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Hikers wishing to visit Hat Shop Trail should park at Bryce Point. You can find the well marked trailhead in the South East section of the parking lot. The trailhead is labeled with Under the Rim Trail as well as Hat Shop Trail. These trails are the same, the hike to Hat Shop is simply a shorter, out and back stint of trail.

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Bryce Canyon National Park, HAT SHOP TRAIL Hoodoos by highvean highvean
Bryce Canyon Hat Shop 2018 by Geoffrey Myers
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Trails

Distance ?

1.6 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-884 feet

Real Ascent ?

136 feet

Real Descent ?

1,020 feet

Avg Grade (-6°)

-11%

Grade (-31° to 22°)

-61% to 41%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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