Mossy Cave

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  • Address: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-4358345322
  • 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.

Mossy Cave Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Mossy Cave

  • Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.

Mossy Cave Hours

  • Only hours to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply. For additional hours like for the trail and overnight visit, please contact the visitor centre.

How to Reach Mossy Cave

  • Take the shuttle service to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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  • Mossy Cave Address: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States
  • Mossy Cave Contact Number: +1-4358345322
  • Mossy Cave Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Mossy Cave(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mossy Cave: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 57.49% of people who visit Bryce Canyon National Park include Mossy Cave in their plan

  • 41.67% of people start their Mossy Cave visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mossy Cave

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mossy Cave

People normally club together Bryce Point and Natural Bridge while planning their visit to Mossy Cave.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mossy Cave Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful, cool, shaded hike. A bit uphill but mostly flat. Waterfall is a great treat. Can easily walk to bottom part of waterfall. Helps to have waterproof hiking boots.

  • A nice introduction before visiting Bryce canyon. We got there late in the afternoon and found it quite peaceful and enjoyable. The waterfall is small but pretty and could be easily accessed from the top. There's not much to see at and around the cave as it's closed.

  • This place was amazing. Not the cave as much as the waterfall and the surrounding area. If you have kids, I would highly recommend this place. Especially if they have watershoes so they can play in the creek. My kids loved it and we'll definitely go back.

  • Easy hike. Waterfall was beautiful. Cave was okay, but different. Would be neat to see in the winter.

  • Gorgeous and we'll worth the short, non strenuous 1/2 hike. Temperatures in the canyon are cool and refreshing. The waterfall is a true hidden jewel. Could have spent an entire day relaxing by the stream watching the clouds float by overhead.

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