• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • U.S. Highway 89 Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon

    Road damage south of Page, Arizona will impact travel between Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon National Parks. Click for a travel advisory and link to a map with suggested alternate routes: More »

  • Sunset Campground Construction

    From April-July 2014, three new restroom facilities will be constructed in Sunset Campground. Visitors may experience construction noise and dust, as well as some campsite and restroom closures. 'Sunset Campground' webpage has additional information. More »

  • Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure

    Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.

  • Wall Street Section of Navajo Loop Closed

    Due to dangerous conditions (falling rock and treacherous, icy switchbacks), the Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop Trail is CLOSED. It will reopen in Spring once freezing temperatures have subsided.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, two backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek and Iron Spring.

Rainbow Point Tour

Shuttle Bus at staging area
Shuttle bus at staging area
Dan Ng/NPS

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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?

Milky Way with hoodoos

Bryce Canyon National Park has a 7.4 limiting magnitude night sky! In most rural areas of the United States, 2500 stars can be seen on a clear night. At Bryce Canyon, 7500 stars can be seen twinkling in the void! More...