• 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.

Rim Trail

The Rim Trail offers hikers the opportunity to see Bryce, encompassing the main amphitheater, from "on top". The entire trail extending from Fairyland to Bryce Point has several steep elevation changes and is 5.5 miles/9.16 kilometers one way. One section between Sunrise and Sunset points is considered an "easy" hike with minor elevation changes.
 
Topographical image of the Rim Trail between Sunrise and Sunset points
Sunrise to Sunset portion of Rim Trail (marked in red)
NPS
 
Elevation Profile of Rim Trail Between Sunrise Point and Sunset Point
 

Total Distance:

.9 miles
1.5 km

Climbing:

34 feet
10 m

Descending:

34 feet
10 m

Min/Max:

8000/8017 feet
2438/2444 m

 
Topographical Image of entire Rim Trail
Rim Trail from Fairyland to Bryce Point (marked in red)
NPS
 
Elevation Profile for entire Rim Trail at Bryce Canyon National Park
 

Total Distance:

5.5 miles
9.16 km

Climbing:

1754 feet
535 m

Descending:

1235 feet
376 m

Min/Max:

7745/8354 feet
2360/2546 m

Did You Know?

Southwest Willow Flycatcher

Bryce Canyon National Park has three wildlife species listed under the Endangered Species Act: Utah Prairie Dog, California condor, and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. It is illegal to take, capture, kill, pursue, hunt, or harm these species or their habitat. More...