Things to do in Bryce Canyon, UT

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Bryce Canyon Attractions

It's no wonder so many travelers head to Bryce Canyon year after year. This alluring city is filled with fun things to do. Whether you're fond of sightseeing or having a go at more exhilarating activities, you'll never be bored here.

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1. Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
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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.

2. Sunset Point

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

3. Rim Road Scenic Drive

Visit Rim Road Scenic Drive, the route that meanders between the boulders and dramatic rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park. It twists and turns for 19 miles (30 kilometers), providing picturesque vistas of the gorge and its impressive walls of rock. Park at some of the many overlooks and appreciate the absolute serenity above the canyon.
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A range of overlooks and scenic points line a route that zigzags through the hoodoos and ponderosa trees of the park.

4. Bryce Point

Admire Bryce Canyon in all its glory from Bryce Point. While it is famous for its sunrises, visit at any time of day to experience nature at its most extraordinary. Discover why this vista is one of the most beloved destinations in Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Catch an unforgettably beautiful sunrise or trek along Peekaboo Loop from one of the most iconic places in Bryce Canyon.

5. Queens Garden Trail

Embark on the Queens Garden Trail to explore the natural splendor of Bryce Canyon National Park. With a bit of imagination, you may even see Queen Victoria in the form of a towering hoodoo presiding over the garden of rocks below her.
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Begin at Sunrise Point and descend into Bryce Canyon along this stunning trail, which is considered the easiest way to access the canyon from the rim.

6. Sunrise Point

As you might assume from its name, sunrise at Sunrise Point is spectacular. Enjoy stunning views any time of day, spanning some of the most iconic geologic formations in Bryce Canyon National Park.
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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.

7. Mossy Cave Trail

The Mossy Cave Trail is a scenic pathway that follows the contours of the hoodoos and rocky spires that decorate the Water Canyon of Bryce Canyon National Park. It runs alongside a pleasant stream that leads to the trail’s namesake grotto. Reach the cave and admire the variety of its intriguing natural features.
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Follow this winding path to see the scenic waterfall and reach the shelter cave to inspect long icicles in winter.

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