Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. Utah has five national parks, Bryce Canyon is one of the most visited parks in Utah. The park is filled with thousands of rock formations called hoodoos. Bryce Canyon is famous for the largest collection of hoodoos. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks give spectacular views.

Bryce Canyon is not just a single canyon it has a series of natural amphitheaters. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point, and Bryce Point. You get a view during the sunset and sunrise. The park’s main road leads to Bryce Amphitheater, the most famous place in the park, which has irregularly eroded spires of rocks called hoodoos lying below the Rim Trail hiking path.

Best Time To Visit Bryce Canyon National Park

The best time to visit Bryce National Park is from May to September. During summer daytime temperatures are comfortable and cool during the night, spring and fall will have cool nights, and winter is the coldest time of year with snow. Summer is a busy time. During winter it starts to reduce but not on weekends.

Entrance Fee

  • Private Vehicle cost $35 which admits one private, non-commercial vehicle with 5 passenger capacity.
  • Motorcycle cost $30 per motorcycle
  • One individual with no car cost $20  used for bicyclists and walk-ins. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

Places To Visit In Bryce Canyon National Park

The park has plenty of viewpoints and hiking trails. You at least need two days to explore the park. It is recommended for an overnight stay so you get to experience the beautiful night view of the park.

  • Inspiration Point
  • Navajo Loop Trail
  • Queens Garden Trail
  • Fairyland Loop Trail
  • Rim Trail
  • Rainbow Point and Yovimpa Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Bryce Point

How To Reach Bryce Canyon National Park

You can reach Bryce Canyon by plane, Car, Motorcycle, or by private Bus. There is no public transit. You need to have your private vehicle to travel to the park. There are three ways to get to the park, From the South through Zion National Park, From the South through Bear (Dog) Valley,  I-15 south to UT-20. 

Hike Trails In Bryce Canyon National Park

Hiking is the best way to explore Bryce Canyon National Park. You get to walk through the beauty of the park. It is one of the best ways to see the park’s hoodoos, spires and sandstone fins. Whether you’re with family for adventure, or a solo adventure seeker, Bryce Canyon trails won’t disappoint. The park has a different range of hiking trails from easy to challenging Bryce is for everyone from beginners to experts. The trail offers a challenging path to breathtaking views.

Easy Hikes:

  • Sunset to Sunrise
  • Rim Trail
  • Bristlecone Loop
  • Mossy Cave

Moderate Hikes:

  • Queen’s Garden
  • Navejo Loop
  • Tower Bridge
  • Sheep Creek

Strenuous Hikes

  • Hat Shop
  • Fairyland Loop
  • Peekaboo Loop
  • Bryce Amphitheater Traverse

Things To Do In Bryce Canyon National Park:

Bryce Canyon is gorgeous everywhere you look with plenty of activities to offer. Depending on the time you have you can explore deep into the hoodoo area. If you are planning for an overnight stay don’t not miss the sunset and stargazing. There is a lot more to do in Bryce Canyon than hiking.

  • Stargazing
  • Hiking 
  • Camping
  • Capture photos of stunning landscape
  • Watch Sunset and Sunrise
  • Scenic Drive
  • Bird-watching
  • Wildlife watching
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