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Rainbow Point Tour

Shuttle Bus at staging area
Shuttle bus at staging area
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News Release Date: June 3, 2009
Contact: Dan Ng, 435.834.4400

Bryce Canyon National Park Offers Free Daily Rainbow Point Tour

This season Bryce Canyon National Park will be offering a daily guided tour to Rainbow Point, free of charge, from now until late September. Operated by the Bryce Canyon Shuttle, this 4 – hour roundtrip tour covers 40 miles with stops along many of the park’s scenic viewpoints. The tour begins at 11:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM.

Reservations are required and can be made in person at the shuttle offices at Ruby’s Inn, Ruby’s Campground, the Shuttle Parking area building or by calling 435-834-5290 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Buses will hold up to 45 passengers and are first-come, first-served.

Passengers can board at any of six shuttle boarding areas: Ruby's Inn, Ruby's Campground, Shuttle Parking area (across the road from Ruby’s Inn), Bryce Canyon Lodge, North Campground and Sunset Campground. There will be approximately eight stops at the scenic viewpoints within the park. Visitors are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and bring lunch, water, etc.

This tour is ideal for backpackers wanting to be dropped off at any of the park’s backcountry trailheads. It is important for backpackers to adhere to the scheduled pickup times and locations since there is only one bus for the return trip.

Backcountry Camping information can be accessed here.

Did You Know?

night sky over north american, central america and a northern portion of the south american continents

Stargazers have been coming to Bryce Canyon for centuries. The first "formal" star gazing programs began in 1969. Read "A Brief History..." by clicking the "more" link below. More...