Mossy CaveCurrently Open
- Address: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4358345322
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Cave, Nature
Mossy Cave is situated in the northern section of the park. It is located on Highway 12, at approximately 4 miles east of the intersection of Highways 12 and 63. You are advised to look for a small parking area on the right-hand side immediately after crossing a little bridge. The Mossy Cave appears at the end of a short trail. Here too, like many other spots, you can see hoodoos and windows and you don’t even need to hike a steep trail to do that.
At first, this canyon which is also known as Water Canyon might just look like any ordinary Bryce Canyon sort of canyon. In all sincerity, it's not! From 1890-1892 mormon pioneers labored with shovels and picks to carve an irrigation ditch from the East Fork of the Sevier River. This ditch went through the Paunsaugunt Plateau, into this canyon. Every year since its completion in 1892 ; (except during the drought of 2002), this canal which is also known as the Tropic Ditch has supplied the communities of Tropic and Cannonville with irrigation water.
- Do not take the hike if you are physically unfit.
- Carry water with you.
- Carry wind-cheaters just in case it starts to rain.
- Keep your cameras handy.
- Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.
- Only hours to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply. For additional hours like for the trail and overnight visit, please contact the visitor centre.
- Take the shuttle service to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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75.77% of people who visit Bryce Canyon National Park include Mossy Cave in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
41.67% of people start their Mossy Cave visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mossy Cave
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mossy Cave
When you visit Bryce NP, you should also do this hike. It's short and easy, which makes it perfect for families with children as well. I loved the bridges over the stream and the sound of the water making its way down. The waterfall was very small this time of the year, but the place is still beautiful.
This little gem is just a short drive from Bryce Canyon. While the cave is a little bit of a let down by itself. It is the trails and surrounding views that range from a clear cold small stream, a waterfall feature, there are hoodoo's, there is a fascinating one with windows that is easily climbable that offers spectacular views of the surrounding areas. This is truly a beautiful enjoyable side trip that many pass by, they don't know what they are missing it's something special.
The waterfall after this short, pleasant hike is one of my favorite of places in Southern Utah. The water is a great temperature to play in, and the falls are small but impressive. Our kids love playing here, and the crowds were low compared to the park.
This is a great little hike. Very cool cave. Not much water this time of the year so waterfall was just a trickle but the cave is awesome.
An easy hike. Great for small children. A bathroom is available. Beautiful views!