Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is a geologic fairyland of rock spires that rise beneath the high cliffs of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. This intricate maze, eroded from soft limestone, now glows with warm shades of reds, oranges, pinks, yellows, and creams. The rocks provide a continuous show of changing color through the day as the sun's rays and cloud shadows move across the landscape.
There are many scenic overlooks, and approximately 61 miles of trails. Most of the hiking is moderately difficult, with many ups and downs, but the trails are well graded and signed. There is little vegetation along most trails, so protection from the sun is necessary.
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Elevations are between 7,000 and 9,000 feet
$12.00 per person—Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or non-commercial group. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.
$25.00— Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit.
Open May to September, daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; from October to April, daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.
Visitor center, amphitheater, overlooks, trails, picnic areas, restrooms, drinking water, gift shop, publication sales, and campgrounds.
Shuttle: Visitors are encouraged to use the free Bryce Canyon Shuttle during your visit. Not only is it easy and convenient, but you'll be doing your part to reduce traffic, conserve fuel, and protect park resources. The shuttle buses operate daily during the summer months. Check at the Visitor Center or tune your radio to 1610 AM while you are in the park for detailed information on the dates and times. Buses generally run every 10 to 15 minutes.
Take Utah 12 east from US 89. The park entrance is four miles off Route 12 on Utah 63.
Map Coordinates (NAD83): 37 37.681N; 112 09.876W
- Pleasant days and cool nights from May through October; July and August thunderstorms are common.
- Snow from November through March at higher elevations. Bright, crisp winter days afford the best views of the year.
Regulations and Precautions
No trailers beyond Sunset Campground.