Things To Do

Rabbitbrush bush stands at the edge of the canyon
Enough activities to take you from sunrise to sunrise
4 hours or less icon
Short Visit
Do you have less than four hours to spend in the park? Drive to Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration and Bryce viewpoints. The main attraction of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Hike a short/easy trail or stroll along the rim. Check at the Visitor Center for current trail conditions and recommendations.

Take in a ranger program. Current schedules of ranger activities can be found at the Visitor Center.
Stop at the Visitor Center for ...
  • Information at the ranger help desk.
  • Exhibits, interactive consoles and a prairie dog maze.
  • A 22-minute award-winning film which plays on the hour and half-hour.
  • Publications, maps and souvenirs available for purchase through our Bryce Canyon Natural History Association Bookstore. Your purchases help keep the Park running and maintained.

24 hours or more icon
One or More Days
In addition to the above, you can hike the park's moderate and strenuous trails in the main Bryce Amphitheater.

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.

Take a wrangler-guided horseback ride on a 2 or 4-hour trip into the amphitheater.

Hikers that want seclusion and are properly prepared can hike the Under the Rim/Backcountry trails. If you decide to camp overnight, you must register at the Visitor Center Help Desk.

In winter, snowshoe or cross-country ski the plateau top. Equipment rental for winter season is available outside the park.
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Pets are not allowed in buildings or on unpaved park trails or viewpoints. However, pets can be walked on the paved Rim Trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points, Multi-Use Path, along roads, in campgrounds, and parking lots, but must be on a leash at all times! For more info, CLICK HERE.

Last updated: January 9, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764


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

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