Wow. Bryce Canyon National Park is incredible. Hoodoos (otherworldly red spires) rise from the canyon floor as far as the eye can see, with evergreens sprinkles around for contrast. We hiked two loops on two different days: the aptly-named Fairyland Trail, which made for a fantastic 8-mile run first thing in the morning, followed by a brunch picnic in the truck bed with Bugsy at Bryce Overlook; and Queens Garden to Navajo Trail, advertised in park literature as the “world’s best 3-mile hike.” Fairyland was a fun jaunt down through less-traveled parts of the canyon, but we were more impressed with the views from Queens Garden/Navajo, despite the trail’s popularity (reminder: go early in the morning to beat the crowds!).
Bryce has one dog-friendly trail, or rather portion of a trail: the Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point. It’s a 1-mile stretch, full of people but with incredible vistas. Bugsy wishes the park had more trails she could visit, but appreciated being thrown this little bone.