Bryce Canyon National Park
PO Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764-0201
Campground Reservations from May 8 to Sep 27
WELCOME to Bryce Canyon!
Make the most of your visit. Spend a week or
spend a few hours. Bryce Canyon National Park offers something
special for all ages of every interest. Consult the on-line Hiking
Guide for help in picking the perfect trail. Take the Virtual
Auto-tour for glimpses of Bryce Canyon's roadside grandeur.
Hopefully you will plan to stay overnight -
will it be camping or lodging? Enjoy a ranger program or two:
moonlit guided hike, telescope stargazing, an entertaining geology
lesson, etc. Perhaps you would prefer a horseback ride? Use this
section of our website to make the most of your Bryce Canyon visit.
With a short time to spend in the park:
Stop at the Visitor Center for information, exhibits, and a
22-minute award-winning film which plays on the hour and half-hour.
Publications and maps are available for purchase through our Bryce
Canyon Natural History Association Bookstore.
Drive to Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration and
Hike a canyon trail or stroll along the rim.
Check at the Visitor Center for current trail conditions.
Take in a ranger program. Current schedules of
ranger activities can be found at the Visitor Center.
With one or more days to spend in the park (in
addition to the above):
Drive to Rainbow Point (18 miles one way) and stop at the 13
viewpoints on your return trip. Check at the Visitor Center for
current road conditions and closures.
Join us for a whole spectrum of ranger
Take a wrangler-guided horseback or muleback
ride on a 2 or 4-hour trip into the canyon.
In winter, snowshoe or cross-country ski the
plateau top. Rental cross-country ski equipment and snowshoes are
available outside the park.
Bryce Canyon is a small national park in
southwestern Utah. Named after the Mormon Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce,
Bryce Canyon became a national park in 1924.
Bryce is famous for its worldly unique
geology, consisting of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters
carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern
Utah. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power
of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron
Formation into bizarre shapes including slot canyons, windows, fins,
and spires called "hoodoos."
Tinted with colors too
numerous and subtle to name, these whimsically arranged rocks create
a wondrous landscape of mazes, offering some of the most exciting
and memorable walks and hikes imaginable.
Ponderosa pines, high elevation meadows, and
fir-spruce forests border the rim of the plateau and abound with
wildlife. This area boasts some of the world's best air quality,
offering panoramic views of three states and approaching 200 miles
of visibility. This, coupled with the lack of nearby large light
sources, creates unparalleled opportunities for stargazing.
- Rainbow Point
- Whiteman Connecting Trail
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