Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah


Bryce Canyon National Park is in Utah and is well known for its crimson-colored hoodoos. These red, orange, and pink hoodoos are tapering conical or pyramidal shaped rock formations. The park’s scenic main road leads to many vista points like Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point.

These photos are from our visit to Bryce National Park during the last week of September 2014.

  • Sunrise Point
  • View from the trail Sunrise to Sunset Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Navajo Loop Trail - Sunset Point
  • Inspiration Point
  • Navajo Loop Trail
  • Rainbow Point Overlook
  • Rainbow Point Overlook
  • Ponderosa Canyon Overlook
  • Aqua Canyon Overlook
  • Farview Point Overlook
  • Paria View Overlook
  • Fairyland loop trail

Quick Facts

  • Best time to visit
    • April to May and September to October
    • Peak Season: June to August
  • Fly into
    • Las Vegas and Salt Lake City: Good deals and major international airports. McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) and Salt Lake City International Airport both are almost 4 hours drive to the Park entrance
    • Page and Flagstaff: Small airports and limited flights. Page is about 2 and a 1/2 drive and Flagstuff is almost 5 hours drive to the Park entrance
  • Clothing
    • Comfortable pants, hiking shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, capri, sweatshirts, hats, sunglasses, sunscreens, comfortable walking/hiking shoes, and rain gears. It will be cooler in Spring and Fall, so dress in layers
  • How many days: At least one full day
  • For the current trail conditions and road closures, check the Park Website
  • Entrance Fee: $35 per vehicle or from $20 to $30 per person/motorcycle, good for seven days
  • Try to be there early in the morning for best light and more elbow room so that you can cover most of the attractions
  • Parking is limited during the summer months. The park offers free shuttles and the shuttles run every 15 mins and stops at every attraction point
  • Take food and water so you can spend the day touring
  • Weak/no cell phone signals in some areas of the park, highly recommend to have maps downloaded or printed
  • There is lot to capture, so keep your camera ready. Make sure that your camera is fully charged and also keep backup batteries and memory cards
  • What to expect
    • Crimson-colored hoodoos, Spire-shaped rock formations, Diverse Amphitheater, Red Rocks, Pink Cliffs
  • Places to See
    • Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point, Bryce Point, Paria View, Piracy Point, Farview Point, Natural Bridge, Agua Canyon, Rainbow Point, Yovimpa Point, Fairyland Canyon
  • Best things to do
    • Drive the Park Scenic Road and enjoy the stunning views at each vista point
    • Get up early and catch the awesome sunrise at Sunrise Point. The hoodoos get an orange color glow from the morning sunlight and look amazing, It is a short walk to the viewpoint from the parking lot
    • Take a diversion to Bryce point road to visit Bryce point during the sunrise for stunning views of hoodoos. The top of the hoodoos look like they catch fire and then slowly orange flames come down to the lower part as the sun rises
    • Get inspired by stopping at Inspiration point. A short walk to Inspiration point offers a panoramic view of the Bryce amphitheater
    • Enjoy hiking the Navajo loop trail. A moderate 3 mile hike begins at Sunset Point and takes you down into the amphitheater and the views are stunning
    • Make a stop at Agua Canyon to view the three layers of elegance, hoodoos in the foreground, Pink Cliffs behind them, and the Navajo Mountain on the backdrop
  • Nearby Attractions
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5 comments

  1. Excellent views

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  2. I’m going to use this information for my trip to Bryce! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

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