Things To Do
With a short time to spend in the park:
Stop at the Visitor Center for information, exhibits, and a 22-minute award-winning film which plays on the hour and half-hour. Publications and maps are available for purchase through our Bryce Canyon Natural History Association Bookstore.
Drive to Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration and Bryce viewpoints.
Hike a canyon trail or stroll along the rim. Check at the Visitor Center for current trail conditions.
Take in a ranger program. Current schedules of ranger activities can be found at the Visitor Center.
NOTE: Pets are not allowed in buildings or on unpaved park trails or viewpoints. However, pets can be walked on the paved trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points, along roads, in campgrounds, and parking lots, but must be on a leash at all times! more info...
With one or more days to spend in the park (in addition to the above):
Drive to Rainbow Point (18 miles one way) and stop at the 13 viewpoints on your return trip. Check at the Visitor Center for current road conditions and closures.
Join us for a whole spectrum of ranger programs.
Take a wrangler-guided horseback or muleback ride on a 2 or 4-hour trip into the canyon.
In winter, snowshoe or cross-country ski the plateau top. Rental cross-country ski equipment is available outside the park.