Bryce Canyon National Park Travel Guide
Plan Your Bryce Canyon National Park Vacation
A land that captures the imagination and the heart, Bryce is a favorite among Utah's national parks. Although its splendor had been well known for decades, Bryce Canyon wasn't designated a national park until 1928. The park is named for Ebenezer Bryce, a pioneer cattleman and the first permanent settler in the area. His description of the landscape not being hospitable to cows has oft been repeated. Even more than his famous quote, however, Bryce Canyon is known for its fanciful "hoodoos," best viewed at sunrise or sunset, when the light plays off the red rock.
Lodging options in and around Bryce Canyon include both rustic and modern amenities, but all fill up fast in summer. Bryce... read more
Dining options in the park proper are limited to Bryce Canyon Lodge; the nearby Ruby's Inn complex is your best eating bet... read more
Things To Do in Bryce Canyon National Park
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Hoodoo heaven: The brashly colored, gravity-defying limestone tentacles reaching skyward—known locally as "hoodoos"—are the... Read more
Due to elevations approaching 9,000 feet, many of Bryce Canyon's 400 plant species are unlike those you'll see at less lofty places.... Read more
Bryce Canyon Auto and Hiking Guide, by Tully Stroud, includes information on the geology and history of the area. Supplement the... Read more
The two campgrounds in Bryce Canyon National Park fill up fast, especially in summer, and are family-friendly. All are drive-in, except... Read more
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