Stand on the rim of Bryce Canyon at Sunset Point and look out across its remarkable amphitheater. Regardless of the name, its views are worth a visit at any time of day, though the colorful vistas are particularly stunning at sunset. As twilight sets in, enjoy a stunning visual display of shadows sweeping over the rocks of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Gaze down into the Silent City, a series of towering and tightly packed rock formations. Look for Thor’s Hammer, one of the most iconic formations in the park. Unlike the thin stalagmite-like hoodoos surrounding it, this monolith stands alone and has a bulbous top that earned its name.
See a variety of birds at Sunset Point. Look for bright blue Steller’s jays searching for nuts. Watch hawks and ravens patrolling the area. Cliff swallows and white-throated swifts flit around you and into the hoodoos below.
From Sunset Point, hike along the Navajo Loop Trail and descend to the floor of the canyon. You will travel through a portion of rock called Wall Street, a conglomeration of tall and steep-walled hoodoos surrounded by Douglas fir trees. Make the hike longer by continuing on the adjoining Queens Garden Trail. Emerge at Sunrise Point and then follow the paved portion of the Rim Trail back to Sunset Point.
Explore Bryce Canyon’s rim by foot or by car. Drive from the visitor center all the way to Yovimpa Point along the park’s scenic drive, or hike along the popular Rim Trail from Bryce Point to Sunrise Point. Sunset Point is a convenient stop along each route.
Find Sunset Point between two of the park’s other popular destinations, Sunrise Point and Inspiration Point. The visitor center is just 5 minutes away by car. Drive to Sunset Point or take the complimentary Bryce Canyon Shuttle from the visitor center for a guided tour.