Hiking at Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon offers several day-hiking trails. Because many of these are interconnected, our most popular hikes are combinations of two or more of these basic trails. Most day hikes and their trailheads are found in the Bryce Amphitheater area.
Know Before You Go
Looking to hike among the hoodoos? The frontcountry day hikes above are just for you. Backcountry hiking in Bryce Canyon provides a more forested and remote experience, with distant views of the park's Pink Cliffs.
Permits must be obtained in-person and are issued at the park Visitor Center. No phone or e-mail reservations will be accepted. In-person reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance. Park staff reserves the right to refuse permits to parties that fail to demonstrate the necessary preparedness that Bryce Canyon's high and dry backcountry demands.
Bryce Canyon's backcountry is a primitive area managed according to regulations that protect its wilderness values.