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. The hiking trails are divided into three categories of difficulty:
Keep in mind that all trails below the rim involve steep climbs out of the canyon. Here are a few more hiking reminders;
BACKCOUNTRY HIKES AND CAMPING
Permits must be obtained in-person and are issued at the park visitor center from 8:00 a.m. until one hour before the Visitor Center closes. 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. Camping is allowed on a limited basis and ONLY at designated campsites.
NOTE: Open fires are NOT PERMITTED in Bryce Canyon's backcountry!
Lightning is a year-round danger – especially during summer storms! If you can hear thunder, lightning is within 10 miles (16 km) and you need to seek the shelter of a building or your vehicle immediately. Click Here for more information.
Last updated: October 18, 2018