Inspiration Point

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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.

Take just a few steps off the main road and enjoy unparalleled views from Inspiration Point. See orange and white hoodoos soaring up from the main amphitheater of Bryce Canyon National Park. There’s only one word for the natural splendor that stretches out before you: inspiring.

Discover the three levels of Inspiration Point and the various perspectives each one offers. See the hoodoos set against the backdrop of the Boat Mesa rock wall. These knobby, thin spires of rock project into the sky across a vast area known as the Silent City. Pick out the Pink Member and the White Member of the Claron Formation, both easily identifiable in the sedimentary rock.

Although its slopes are mostly barren, Inspiration Point is home to lots of interesting nature. Watch for a prehistoric-looking short-horned lizard creeping camouflaged along the ground. Admire the gnarled bristlecone pines that have been standing for centuries. Check out the unique younger bristlecones, nicknamed fox-tail pines because of their bushy appearance.

From Inspiration Point, follow the Rim Trail south to Bryce Point or north to Sunset Point. Enjoy Bryce Canyon from above from the scenic 5.5-mile (9.2-kilometer) trail. Inspiration Point has such steep cliffs that no trails can lead directly down from here into the canyon. Admire the views from a safe distance, as the sheer cliff sides are very crumbly.

Find Inspiration Point just off the park road, a short drive from Bryce Canyon National Park’s entrance. Visit the park daily throughout the year. Appreciate the snow blanketing the area in winter or marvel at the stark beauty in summer. Sunrise is a favorite time of day to visit. See the sun soar dramatically over the hoodoos, melting shadows and turning the whole landscape orange.

Visit Inspiration Point regardless of your fitness level. Hike here along the Rim Trail or simply drive along the park’s scenic route. Sleep under the stars at the nearby campground.

Top Hotels Close to Inspiration Point

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
Situated in a rural location, this cabin is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Bryce Canyon National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kodachrome Basin State Park and Old Bryce ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,171 reviews)
"We stayed here for two snowy nights for the New Year 2022 while visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, in which these cabins were very conveniently located 15 minutes away from the park entrance by car. The wood cabins themselves are beautifully finished, fully decorated with Utah country charm, heated, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2022

Bryce Country Cabins
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
2.5 out of 5
26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon, UT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
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
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Best Lodging Options Near Inspiration Point

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
Bryce Country Cabins
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 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 21 to Jan 22
Bryce Trails Bed and Breakfast
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
Bryce Valley Lodging
Bryce Valley Lodging
2.5 out of 5
120 N Main Street, Tropic, UT
The price is $140 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Bryce Valley Lodging
Bryce Canyon Inn
Bryce Canyon Inn
2 out of 5
21 N Main St., Tropic, UT
Bryce Canyon Inn
Bryce Canyon Log Cabins
Bryce Canyon Log Cabins
2.5 out of 5
161 North 100 East, Tropic, UT
The price is $109 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Bryce Canyon Log Cabins
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.