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Discover the magic of Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the greatest number of hoodoos on Earth.

 

Over two million visitors come to experience the otherworldly magic of Bryce Canyon National Park each year, most between March and early October. Most will visit for at least one full day. However long your visit, advance planning will have the greatest benefit in making the most of your time.

 
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Basic Information

The basics: entrance fees, operating hours, goods and services, current conditions, and weather.

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What to See

Learn about the most popular sites within the park.

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Things to Do

Driving, hiking, cycling, camping, stargazing, and ranger programs: there's something for everyone.

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Directions and Transportation

Everything you need to know about getting to the park, and how to get around when you're here.

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Eating and Sleeping

The Lodge, General Store, and Valhalla Pizza seasonally provide food. Lodging at the Lodge and camping at North and Sunset Campgrounds.

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Laws and Policies

It is your responsibility to know park rules and policies when you visit.

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Nearby Amenities and Attractions

Bryce Canyon Country can help you plan your stay outside the park and find everything beyond Bryce there is to do.

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Weather

What will the weather be like that time of year?

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Safety

Be aware of these safety concerns to make sure you have an enjoyable visit.

 
 

The Highlights of a Visit

Bryce Canyon is not a single canyon, but a series of natural amphitheaters or bowls, carved into the edge of a high plateau. The most famous of these is the Bryce Amphitheater, which is filled with irregularly eroded spires of rocks called hoodoos. Perhaps every visitor to the park will spend at least some time marvelling at its four main viewpoints, all found within the first few miles of the park: Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point. Between April and October a shuttle service is operated in this area of the park to reduce congestion.

Other viewpoints are found all along the park's 18-mile main road which travels from park's only entrance in the north along the plateau rim to its highest elevations in the south (over 9,000 ft / 2,743 m). Hiking trails explore the forests of the plateau, connect between viewpoints along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater, and wander through the hoodoos below.

Deepen your understanding of the park by attending a ranger program, whether it be a daily geology talk, rim walk, evening program, astronomy program, or full moon hike. Be sure to ask about our Jr. Ranger Program at the visitor information desk. Concessioner-provided horseback rides are another way to experience Bryce Canyon during the summer season. There are activities for everyone!

Bryce Canyon offers two campground sites (one in winter) and lodging is available at the Bryce Canyon Lodge during the summer season. During winter, hotel rooms are available in the park at the Sunset Hotel.

Explore the park map to begin familiarizing yourself with the layout of this special place.

Last updated: September 28, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764

Phone:

(435) 834-5322
Phones are answered and messages returned as soon as possible as staffing allows.

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