Bryce Canyon National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park featuring desert views, a gorge or canyon and tranquil scenes

See the gradual effects of water, wind and time in this otherworldly landscape comprised of red-rock spires, sandstone cliffs and a panorama of pillars.

Bryce Canyon National Park is a sprawling preserve in southwestern Utah, where coral-tinged hues of gnarled sedimentary rock make the region look like another planet. Comprised largely of geological formations known as hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park is a captivating place for a wilderness adventure. Hike, snowshoe, ski or ride on horseback through the spectacular scenery. Camp overnight to see one of the United States’ most breathtaking night skies and try guided stargazing.

A popular way to experience the park is via a scenic drive. Several viewpoints across the park have vast amphitheaters of hoodoos. Look out across the mysterious formations and take photographs of the changing colors of the rock as the sun moves across the sky. Douglas fir and ponderosa pines add contrasting colors to the orange-hued rock landscapes.

Follow one of the park’s eight walks that take less than a day to complete or combine several walks for a more challenging experience. Easy walks include Mossy Cave, the Rim Trail and Queens Garden. The Fairyland and Peekaboo loops are more difficult treks. Pick up a backcountry camping permit and try one of the park’s overnight trails.

Between April and October, ride on horseback along several of the multi-use trails. If you’re visiting in winter, explore the marked ski runs or strap on snowshoes and tackle the trails.

Join an evening ranger program to learn about astronomy, nocturnal animals and protection of the night sky. Bryce Canyon National Park has one of the darkest skies in North America. Stargazers flock to its annual Astronomy Festival in June.

The park has two campgrounds. North Campground is open year-round, while Sunset Campground is open from late spring to fall. You can also stay overnight at Bryce Canyon Lodge.

Bryce Canyon National Park has a 7-day entrance fee per vehicle. Visitors entering on foot, by bicycle or by motorcycle pay a discounted rate. Take advantage of the free shuttle that operates between major sights during the peak visitor season in the warmer months. The nearest cities are Tropic and Panguitch, each less than a 30-minute drive away.

Top Hotels Close to Bryce Canyon National Park

Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
2.5 out of 5
26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon, UT
The price is $90 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Old Bryce Town and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bryce Canyon National Park and Bryce Canyon ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,053 reviews)
"Great facility with everything you could need in one place. Friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
2.5 out of 5
30 North 100 East, Bryce Canyon, UT
The price is $110 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Ebenezer's Barn and Grill and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Bryce Canyon National Park. Old ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,601 reviews)
"Hotel is clean and comfortable. Places to est are very limited and not very good. The best option is the BBQ place in Tropic a few minutes from the hotel by car."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Bryce View Lodge, part of the Ruby’s Inn Resort
Bryce View Lodge, part of the Ruby’s Inn Resort
2 out of 5
105 E Center Street, Bryce Canyon, UT
Situated in a national park, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Old Bryce Town and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bryce Canyon National Park and Bryce Canyon National ...
3.8/5 Good! (985 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

Bryce View Lodge, part of the Ruby’s Inn Resort
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Best Lodging Options Near Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Country Cabins
Bryce Country Cabins
2 out of 5
280 North Main, Tropic, UT
The price is $88 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
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Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
2.5 out of 5
26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon, UT
The price is $90 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
2.5 out of 5
30 North 100 East, Bryce Canyon, UT
The price is $110 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Bryce View Lodge, part of the Ruby’s Inn Resort
Bryce View Lodge, part of the Ruby’s Inn Resort
2 out of 5
105 E Center Street, Bryce Canyon, UT
Bryce View Lodge, part of the Ruby’s Inn Resort
Luxe Bryce Canyon Home w/ Fireplace, Patio & Grill
Luxe Bryce Canyon Home w/ Fireplace, Patio & Grill
Bryce Canyon, UT
Luxe Bryce Canyon Home w/ Fireplace, Patio & Grill
Scenic Large-Group Retreat, 1 Mi to Bryce Canyon!
Scenic Large-Group Retreat, 1 Mi to Bryce Canyon!
Bryce Canyon, UT
Scenic Large-Group Retreat, 1 Mi to Bryce Canyon!
Bryce Canyon Resort
Bryce Canyon Resort
2 out of 5
13500 E Highway 12, Bryce Canyon, UT
Bryce Canyon Resort
Bryce Trails Bed and Breakfast
Bryce Trails Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
1001 Bryce Way, Tropic, UT
The price is $149 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Bryce Trails Bed and Breakfast
Bryce UpTop Lodge
Bryce UpTop Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1152 UT-12, Bryce Canyon, UT
Bryce UpTop Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.