Turret Arch overlooks Water Canyon, a shallow ravine built by early settlers to divert water from the East Fork of the Sevier River, through the Paunsaugunt Plateau, into this canyon leading to the town of Tropic. From the trailhead along Highway 12 is one of the few maintained trails in Bryce Canyon National Park that lies outside the amphitheater area. Along the short and accessible trail you crisscross the perennial creek meandering through a spectacular landscape of red spires—you will be treated to views of hoodoos and arches up both sides of the valley. Turret Arch is most pronounced on the northern side, near the end of the trail, where a spur trail leads to the right to a pretty little cascade. Water level permitting you can cross the stream just above the cascade, where an unofficial but well-trodden footpath leads up to the openings in the red spires.