Basic Information


Basics of Visiting Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon has one main 18-mile road that runs north-south through the park. Most visitors will first be looking for views of the Bryce Amphitheater, found along the first 3 miles (4.8 km) of the road. Here one finds the four most popular overlooks in the park: Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point. These viewpoints are also trailheads for some of the parks most popular trails (e.g. both Sunset and Sunrise Points are trailheads for the popular 2.9 mile (4.6 km) Queen's/Navajo Combination Loop). This area is best for those visiting 1 to 3 hours. Longer visits often include a trip down the full length of the main road (known as the Southern Scenic Drive) to Rainbow Point, Natural Bridge, and other viewpoints. Visitors typically travel the full length of the road to Rainbow and Yovimpa Points and then stop at viewpoints on the way back.

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Fees & Passes

More information on park fees and acceptable passes can be found on the fees and passes page.

Directions & Transportation

Information on finding your way to Bryce Canyon can be found at the directions and transportation page.

Current Conditions

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Permits & Reservations

For activities that may require a permit or links to information on camping and lodging reservations, please visit the permits and reservations page.


How will the seasons affect your visit to Bryce Canyon? Find out on our weather information page.


Pets are permitted with some restrictions. Please visit our pets' page prior to your visit to Bryce Canyon.

Last updated: February 17, 2021

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P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764


435 834-5322
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