Yovimpa Point

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Yovimpa Point featuring tranquil scenes and landscape views

Enjoy unique views stretching as far as Arizona from this favorite southern viewpoint in Utah’s beloved Bryce Canyon National Park.

Visit Yovimpa Point to see some of the most stunning panoramas in Bryce Canyon National Park. Near the southernmost point in the park, it is a popular last stop along the park’s scenic drive. Admire soaring hoodoo rock formations and thick evergreen forests unfolding before you.

Yovimpa Point marks the top step in the Grand Staircase region. See vistas of unique rock formations unfolding before you. The Grand Staircase is massive. In the 1870s, geographer Clarence Dutton remarked that it is so vast that much of it is hidden behind the curvature of the earth. Regardless, the view from Yovimpa Point offers a great view of the colorful rock steps that descend to the bottom of the canyon. Stand on the top Pink Cliffs and see them give way to the White Cliffs and the Vermillion Cliffs.

Follow the scenic drive for 18 miles (29 kilometers) along the length of the park. Begin at the visitor center at the northern end and continue to its terminus at Rainbow Point. From here, take a short walk to Yovimpa Point. Either drive yourself or take a guided tour on the complimentary Bryce Canyon Rainbow Point Shuttle.

Enjoy spectacular views from Yovimpa Point. Admire striking cliffs and pinnacles in the foreground that eventually give way to step-like cliffs that descend to the canyon floor. On a clear day, see as far as 100 miles (160 kilometers) into Arizona. The Kaibab Plateau, bordered by the Grand Canyon, and Navajo Mountain often appear above the horizon.

Take a short hike along the Bristlecone Trail. Walk through fascinating rock formations and a lush coniferous forest. Explore the landscape in more depth along the Riggs Spring Loop Trail, which descends into the canyons between Rainbow and Yovimpa points.

Don’t miss the opposite vista at Rainbow Point, which is a 10-minute walk through the forest from Yovimpa Point. See the entire northern expanse of Bryce Canyon National Park stretch before you. It is one of the most popular views in the park, for good reason.

Top Hotels Close to Yovimpa Point

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
Bryce Park Place
Bryce Park Place
3 out of 5
2120 South Cottonwood Canyon Road, Cannonville, UT
Situated in Cannonville, this cabin is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kodachrome Basin State Park and 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon National ...
1.6/5 (5 reviews)
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"Hotel was a very cute little place once we found it. Mostly clean, but we found 8ish spiders in our room during the 2 nights. Also, the address listed, the GPS does NOT take you there. We wasted an hour of our precious daylight on vacation driving around aimlessly looking for this hotel. Other guests ..."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Bryce Park Place
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Best Lodging Options Near Yovimpa Point

Newly built cottage in the heart of Bryce Canyon Country
Newly built cottage in the heart of Bryce Canyon Country
Cannonville, UT
The price is $69 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Newly built cottage in the heart of Bryce Canyon Country
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 Park Place
Bryce Park Place
3 out of 5
2120 South Cottonwood Canyon Road, Cannonville, UT
Bryce Park Place
 Charming Country Bunkhouse with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6.  (12 miles from Bryce.)
Charming Country Bunkhouse with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6. (12 miles from Bryce.)
Cannonville, UT
Charming Country Bunkhouse with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6. (12 miles from Bryce.)
Grand Staircase Inn
Grand Staircase Inn
2 out of 5
105 North Kodachrome Dr, Cannonville, UT
Grand Staircase Inn
Sleeps 5 - Modern Country Cabin - Minutes from Bryce Canyon
Sleeps 5 - Modern Country Cabin - Minutes from Bryce Canyon
Cannonville, UT
Sleeps 5 - Modern Country Cabin - Minutes from Bryce Canyon
Cozy Home Near Bryce Canyon & Zion Ntnl Parks
Cozy Home Near Bryce Canyon & Zion Ntnl Parks
Cannonville, UT
Cozy Home Near Bryce Canyon & Zion Ntnl Parks
Bryce Canyon Retreat, Very Private, Great Reviews, BOOK EARLY & SAVE
Bryce Canyon Retreat, Very Private, Great Reviews, BOOK EARLY & SAVE
Cannonville, UT
Bryce Canyon Retreat, Very Private, Great Reviews, BOOK EARLY & SAVE
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