Mossy Cave - Hike near Tropic, Utah
Mossy Cave, Tropic, UT 84776, USA,Tropic,Utah
37.66357, -112.1146386
3.2 miles NW of Tropic, Utah
Address: Mossy Cave, Tropic, UT 84776, USA
GPS: 37°39'48.9"N 112°6'52.7"W
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State: Utah

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Mossy Cave Trail is perfect for Bryce Canyon Visitors who want to experience the wonderful rock formations, like the Hoodoos, without steep and strenuous climbing. This trail is just over a mile and is an easy hike that can be taken with very little time. Children and senior citizen can take this trail without strain.

This hike is not only easy, but it is also beautiful. Hikers can see the red rock formations that Bryce Canyon is famous for, as well as some more unique water features. Mossy Cave Trail neighbors a charming stream. Hikers wishing to cool off can wade in the water and follow the trail. Be sure to bring water shoes.

The path leads right to the famous Mossy Cave. During the warmer months of the year Mossy Cave has a waterfall descending from the cave’s top rim. This waterfall is stunning against the backdrop of the green moss-covered cave and the red rocks. During the winter the waterfall turns into a cascade of icicles that cover the entrance to the cave. 

The Mossy Cave Trail is a wonderful trail to hike and see a different side of Bryce Canyon. The unique water features and leisurely trail make this a wonderful addition to any Bryce Canyon visit.

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  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
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Directions

From Tropic, Utah

  1. Head east on W 100 N/Bryce Way toward N Main St (102 ft)
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto UT-12 W/N Main St
    Continue to follow UT-12 W
    (3.7 mi)
  3. Turn left (121 ft)
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Trails

Distance ?

0.3 miles

Elevation Gain ?

122 feet

Real Ascent ?

139 feet

Real Descent ?

17 feet

Avg Grade (4°)

7%

Grade (-10° to 15°)

-17% to 27%

Distance ?

309 feet

Elevation Gain ?

43 feet

Real Ascent ?

43 feet

Real Descent ?

0 feet

Avg Grade (8°)

14%

Grade (0° to 15°)

0% to 27%

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

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