Bryce Canyon National Park

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  • 1. Main Park Road

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Following miles of canyon rim, this thoroughfare gives access to more than a dozen scenic overlooks between the park entrance and Rainbow Point...Read More

  • 2. Night Sky Program

    Tour–Sight

    City folk are lucky to see 2,500 stars in their artificially illuminated skies, but out here among the hoodoos you see three times as many....Read More

  • 3. Sunrise Point

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Named for its stunning views at dawn, this overlook is a short walk from Bryce Canyon Lodge, 2 miles south of the park entrance, and so one...Read More

  • 4. Agua Canyon

    Trail/Path

    This overlook in the southern section of the park, 12 miles south of the park entrance, has a nice view of several standout hoodoos. Look for...Read More

  • 5. Bryce Canyon Lodge

    Building/Architectural Site

    The lodge's architect, Gilbert Stanley Underwood, was a national park specialist, having designed lodges at Zion and Grand Canyon before turning...Read More

  • 6. Bryce Canyon Visitor Center

    Information Center

    Even if you're anxious to hit the hoodoos, the visitor center, just to your right after the park-entry pay station, is the best place to start...Read More

  • 7. Bryce Point

    Trail/Path

    After absorbing views of the Black Mountains and Navajo Mountain, you can follow the Under-the-Rim Trail and go exploring beyond Bryce Amphitheater...Read More

  • 8. Campfire and Auditorium Programs

    Tour–Sight

    Bryce Canyon's natural diversity comes alive in the park's North Campground amphitheater, the Visitor Center Theater, or in the Bryce Canyon...Read More

  • 9. Fairyland Point

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Best seen as you exit the park, this scenic overlook adjacent to Boat Mesa, ½ mile north of the visitor center and a mile off the main park...Read More

  • 10. Full Moon Hike

    Tour–Sight

    Rangers lead guided hikes on the nights around each full moon (two per month May–October). You must wear heavy-traction shoes, and reserve a...Read More

  • 11. Geology Talk

    Tour–Sight

    Rangers regularly host discussions about the long geological history of Bryce Canyon; they are nearly always held at Sunset Point. Talks are...Read More

  • 12. Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    In September 1996, President Bill Clinton designated 1.7 million acres in south-central Utah as Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument...Read More

  • 13. Inspiration Point

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Not far (1½ miles) east along the Rim Trail from Bryce Point is Inspiration Point, site of a wonderful vista on the main amphitheater and one...Read More

  • 14. Junior Ranger Program

    Tour–Sight

    Children ages three and over can sign up to be Junior Rangers at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center. The park takes that title seriously, so kids...Read More

  • 15. Natural Bridge

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Formed over millions of years by wind, water, and chemical erosion, this 85-foot rusty-orange arch formation—one of several rock arches in the...Read More

  • 16. North Campground

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Across the road and slightly east of the Bryce Canyon visitor center, this campground includes several sites for tents and RVs, as well as access...Read More

  • 17. Rainbow and Yovimpa Points

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Separated by less than half a mile, Rainbow and Yovimpa points offer two fine panoramas facing opposite directions. Rainbow Point's best view...Read More

  • 18. Rim Walk

    Tour–Sight

    Join a park ranger for a ½-mile, hour-long stroll along the gorgeous rim of Bryce Canyon starting at the Sunset Point overlook. Reservations...Read More

  • 19. Sunset Point

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Watch the late-day sun paint the hoodoos here. You can see Thor's Hammer, a delicate formation similar to a balanced rock, from the rim, but...Read More

  • 20. U.S. 89/Utah's Heritage Highway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Winding north from the Arizona border all the way to Spanish Fork Canyon an hour south of Salt Lake City, U.S. 89 is known as the Heritage Highway...Read More

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