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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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