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How to use the Shuttle
Using the Bryce Canyon Shuttle is easy and convenient. If you are not staying overnight inside the park at either the Bryce Canyon Lodge or North or Sunset Campground, we strongly encourage you to leave your vehicle outside the park. Please park and board the shuttle at the Shuttle Staging area (near Ruby's Inn) or at Ruby's Campground. To make planning your visit even easier, you can also take a trip on our Shuttle eTour before you arrive.
There is no extra fee to use the shuttle system in the developed area as indicated by the stops listed below. Paying your $25 entrance fee to Bryce Canyon entitles you to unlimited use of the Bryce Canyon Shuttle buses. Annual Passes waive the entrance fee to not only this park but all other National Park Service Areas and other Federal lands that may have fees, across the entire country. If you do not already have one of these annual passes they can be purchased at the entrance to the park.
Bryce Canyon Shuttle 2013
The 2013 Bryce Canyon Shuttle runs May 10th through October 13th. The shuttle begins operation at 8 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time); times for the last bus vary during the season, check the park newspaper for times (route times are also posted at shuttle stops). Route duration is about 50 minutes, not including stops at facilities and overlooks. Check here for a special tour.
Bryce Canyon Shuttle Stops/Route Sequence
Intervals between shuttle buses for the summer of 2013 (tentative):
The last shuttle leaves Bryce Point at 7:20 PM MDT exiting the park with the following exceptions: May 10 - 23 and September 15 - October 5 at 6:20 PM MDT; October 6 - 13 at 5:20 PM.
2013 Rainbow Point Shuttle Tour
Bryce Canyon National Park offers a daily guided tour to Rainbow Point, free of charge, from May to October, twice daily (at 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM).
Operated by the Bryce Canyon Shuttle, this 3.5 hour round-trip tour covers 40 miles with stops along many of the park's scenic viewpoints.
Reservations are required and can be made in person at the shuttle offices at Ruby's Inn, Ruby's Campground, the Shuttle Parking and Boarding Area, or by calling 435-834-5290 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Buses will hold up to 45 passengers. Unclaimed spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Passengers can board at any of six shuttle boarding areas: Ruby's Inn, Ruby's Campground, Shuttle Parking and Boarding 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 in the southern section of the park. Visitors are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and bring lunch, snacks, water, etc.
This tour is ideal for backpackers wanting to be dropped off at any of the park's backcountry trailheads. If backpackers wish to be picked up following a backcountry hike, it is important that they adhere to the scheduled pickup times and locations.
Following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the shuttle:
Did You Know?
The geologic term, hoodoo, lives on at Bryce Canyon National Park as perpetuated by early geologists who thought the rock formations could cast a spell on you with their magical spires and towering arches. More...