Experience the hiking, natural setting, and sunrises in Bryce Canyon National Park!

As the main attraction of Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon is truly something that you must see to appreciate. The name Bryce Canyon is a misnomer, as it is actually a giant natural amphitheater that resulted from erosion. Today the area draws nearly 1 million visitors annually.

Bryce Canyon consists of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters along the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosion process made the limestone rock turn spectacular colors that range from white to purple to red. Frost and rainwater erosion have molded the rock into extraordinary shapes and spires called “hoodoos.”

For a spectacular view as the sun rises, head to Sunrise Point, adjacent to Bryce Canyon Lodge. See the amphitheater in all its glory as the sun’s rays hit its surface. Later in the day, hike to Sunset Point, which offers panoramic views of the hoodoos as the sun sinks below them.

Explore some of the many miles of trails running through and around Bryce Canyon. At 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) roundtrip, the popular Rim Trail can be hiked in a day. Follow this trail connecting many of the park’s best overlooks for a varied look at the splendor of Bryce Canyon.

Visit the Claron Formation, Bryce Canyon’s crown jewel. Thousands of years ago this area lay beneath a massive freshwater lake. Erosion carved a massive cluster of jutting pink rock which locals call the Pink Cliffs or the Grand Staircase, both accurately describing this natural marvel.

After visiting Bryce Canyon, head south to two other famous areas. In just under 2 hours' drive southwest you will reach Zion National Park. Four hours farther you will come to a natural gorge across the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Fly to Las Vegas or Salt Lake City, each around 4 hours’ drive from Bryce Canyon. Be sure to bring your camera. Everywhere you turn you’ll find breathtaking panoramic vistas that beg to be photographed.

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Top Hotels in Bryce Canyon National Park

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
2.5 out of 5
26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon, UT
$90/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
3.8/5Good! (3,932 reviews)

Situated in Bryce Canyon, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Old Bryce Town and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Bryce Canyon National Park. Ebenezer's Barn and ...

3.8/5Good! (3,932 reviews)

"Property is ideally situated outside Bryce Canyon. The property is large and shows it’s age, it is old. The staff is nice. There is little outdoors to do at the property, no fire pit or outside seating area except the areas to eat."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
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Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
2.5 out of 5
30 North 100 East, Bryce Canyon, UT
$130/night
Aug 29 - Aug 30
4.3/5Excellent! (2,009 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Ebenezer's Barn and Grill and 3 mi (4.7 km) from Bryce Canyon National Park. Old ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,009 reviews)

"Very large room with good facilities Breakfast was nice although very busy"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
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Bryce Canyon Resort
2 out of 5
13500 E Highway 12, Bryce Canyon, UT
$97/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
3.1/5 (1,724 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Old Bryce Town and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Ebenezer's Barn and Grill. Bryce Canyon National Park and ...

3.1/5 (1,724 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable and all services excellent"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Bryce Canyon Resort

Popular things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park

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.

Sunset Point
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Sunset Point

Explore the spectacular viewpoint between Inspiration and Sunrise points and see the Bryce Canyon amphitheater in all its brilliant colors.

Bryce Point
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Bryce Point

Catch an unforgettably beautiful sunrise or trek along Peekaboo Loop from one of the most iconic places in Bryce Canyon.

Sunrise Point
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Sunrise Point

Embark on the Queens Garden Trail or watch the sun rising over Boat Mesa and the Sinking Ship from this favorite destination in Bryce Canyon.

Inspiration Point
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Inspiration Point

In the northern section of Bryce Canyon National Park, look out over a plateau of stunning geological formations from the canyon’s popular tri-level viewpoint.

Mossy Cave Trail
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Mossy Cave Trail

Follow this winding path to see the scenic waterfall and reach the shelter cave to inspect long icicles in winter.

Top activities in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks VIP Combo Tour
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Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks VIP Combo Tour

$248

A day to remember. This is a land that abounds in mysterious and remarkable formations of rich, red rock. Bryce Canyon is an extraordinary sight, a highlight in the traveler’s journey. T. C.

Ruby's Horseback Adventures 1.5 Hour Ride
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Ruby's Horseback Adventures 1.5 Hour Ride

$68

Enjoy the historic Utah countryside on horseback with Ruby's Horseback Adventures. We offer guided horseback tours along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park and Red Canyon. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery and terrain, complete with red rock formations, “Hoodoos”, and ponderosa pine trees.

Bryce Canyon National Park Tour from Las Vegas
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Bryce Canyon National Park Tour from Las Vegas

$249

Experience the magnificent red-rock landscape of Bryce Canyon in all its glory during a full-day excursion that's brimming with awe-inspiring scenery and postcard-worthy photo opportunities. Some of the country's best natural scenery awaits you.

Full-Day Bryce & Zion Tour
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Full-Day Bryce & Zion Tour

$202

Venture just outside of the bustling Strip and spend a full-day exploring the breathtaking nature of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Unlock the beauty of Utah's southwestern corner as you hike, sightsee, and discover the region's rich history.

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park Tour
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Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park Tour

$149

Depart the Las Vegas strip and begin your adventure to Southern Utah’s breathtaking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. The desert terrain will quickly become towering pine forests as you will travel across Southern Utah through scenery such as the Virgin River Gorge.

Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Tour From Las Vegas
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Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Tour From Las Vegas

$135

Two of the most visually stunning places on earth: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks combined into an unforgettable day! Experience the striking sandstone cliffs that tower above the valley floor of Zion National Park.