The 2015 Bryce Trifecta will be:
1) Fairyland Loop- (8 miles) . This loop trail is not too crowded and will still take you through some great hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, without having to pay the park entrance fee (the turnoff to the trailhead is just before you enter the pay booth. Click here for trail description. An alternate to the Fairyland loop would be to run the rim trail to all of the beautiful overlooks (you could also drop down into the canyon and run the Navajo loop if you choose to run the rim.)
2) Willis Creek- (4 miles) Beautiful nearby slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, don’t miss it! Click here for trail description
3) Powell Point- (9 miles out and back from forest service road 143 junction.) Crowning overlook of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to the south and east and Bryce Canyon National Park to the west, while standing on top of hoodoos at 10,000ft. Unbelievable. Road can get washed out, but sometimes it’s great- call Escalante Ranger district (435-826-5499) to check status if you don’t have 4wd. You may have to do one of the substitute options if you don’t have 4wd. Click here for trail description
***Other amazing options (which can replace any of the above trifecta legs if you’re looking for something new)
Riggs Spring loop (8.5 miles) Beautiful forest and hoodoos on this trail that is at the southernmost point of the park.
Kodachrome Basin State Park- The Panorama trail (3-6 miles), Angel’s Palace trail (1.5 miles), and Shakespeare Arch trail (1.7 miles) are all amazing. Great campground (sandstone playground) and it’s not too far (30 min) from the starting line. (Make sure to check out Grosevenor Arch while you’re in the area.)
Grosevnor Arch- Not much of a hike, but a gorgeous destination.
Casto-Cassidy-Losee Canyon Loop (13 miles)- very colorful loop full of hoodoos outside of the national park in Red Canyon. A great mountain bike ride. An out and back up Losee Canyon will suffice if you're short on time.
Golden Wall/Castle Bridge/Buckhorn Loop- This is a gorgeous 5 mile loop that you can run in Red Canyon. Take the Castle Bridge section of the trail when you come to it, it's the more scenic option.
For each of the 3 “legs” of the Trifecta that you complete, you will receive 10% discount credited towards the next Ultra Adventures event that you participate in! Complete all three legs of the Trifecta and you have earned yourself 30% off of the next event! These discounts can also be accumulated, so after 3 events, you can earn 90% off of the 4th event just for getting out and doing what you love!!
***Race credit must be redeemed within one year from the race date and the amount credited is based on the amount that you paid for the event that you participated in- (ie. for a $100 registration fee you would earn $10 credit for each leg of the Trifecta, for a $200 registration fee, you would earn $20 credit for each Trifecta leg completed).