Bryce Canyon National Park
56 mi 90 km of trail — 5 Featured Hikes
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for its unusual geology. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock into fantastic shapes including windows, spires, slot canyons, fins, and spires called "hoodoos." It is a magnificent series of more than a dozen amphitheaters, each of which is carved at least 1,000 feet into the chromatic limestone of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. These spectacular and colorful rock formations create a fascinating landscape of mazes and offer some of the most inspiring and memorable trails imaginable.
To learn more about Bryce Canyon National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
The Visitor Center is open daily except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Its hours of operation vary by season.
- Summer: 8 am to 8 pm
- Fall: 8 am to 6 pm
- Winter: 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Spring: 8 am to 6 pm
Fees and Passes:
To find more about park fees, click here.
Camping & Lodging
The two campgrounds, North Campground and Sunset Campground, are located in close proximity to the Visitor Center, Bryce Canyon Lodge, and Bryce Amphitheater. Sites fill by early afternoon during the summer months. Call 1 (877) 444-6777 or reserve online at recreation.gov.
- 13 RV sites (by reservation)
- 86 RV and tent sites (first come, first served basis)
- 20 tent sites
- 1 group site (available by reservation)
- 80 RV and tent sites (first come, first served basis)
Backcountry camping is also available at limited sites in the park. Permits are required for all overnight stays and can be purchased at the Visitor Center from 9 a.m. until one hour before closing. For more information on backcountry camping, visit the park's website.
The Bryce Canyon Lodge is another option for accommodations within the park. The lodge features 114 rooms including lodge suites, motel rooms and cabins. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1 (877) 386-4383 or online at brycecanyonforever.com/.
Food & Drink
Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles
Bryce Canyon offers a variety of ranger-led programs that vary by season. All programs, unless otherwise specified, are free and open to the public. To learn more about these ranger-led programs and to see the current events calendar, click here.
The free Bryce Canyon Shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes and visits the most popular viewpoints and facilities in the park. It operates April 24 - September 30 at the following times:
- April 24 â?? May 17: 8 am to 6 pm
- May 18 â?? September 8: 8 am to 7 pm
- September 9 â?? September 30: 8 am to 6 pm
REI offers over 30 national park trips led by expert guides capable of taking you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems that many visitors never see.
Check out REI Adventures' national park offerings here.
Maps & Guidebooks
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Featured Hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park - 5
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Queens Garden Navajo Loop Trail
3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 615 ft Ascent 187.42 m Ascent
Singletrack Panguitch, UT( 154 )
5.2 mi 8.4 km • Loop • 1,434 ft Ascent 437.09 m Ascent
Singletrack Panguitch, UT( 77 )
8.1 mi 13.1 km • Loop • 1,460 ft Ascent 444.86 m Ascent
Singletrack Panguitch, UT( 63 )
Trails in Bryce Canyon National Park - 15
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|5.7 mi 9.2 km||Panguitch, UT||
17 days ago
Queens Garden Trail
|1.6 mi 2.5 km||Panguitch, UT||
1 day ago
Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail
|3.1 mi 4.9 km||Panguitch, UT||
Snowy, Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Just a tiny bit of snow and mud, but mostly dry!
64 days ago
Peek-A-Boo Loop Connector
|1.0 mi 1.6 km||Panguitch, UT||6|
Bryce Canyon to Red Canyon Bike Trail
|18.6 mi 29.9 km||Panguitch, UT||1|
Fairyland Loop Trail
|5.3 mi 8.6 km||Panguitch, UT||7|
|1.0 mi 1.6 km||Panguitch, UT||19|
Mossy Cave Trail
|0.4 mi 0.6 km||Panguitch, UT||17|
Riggs Spring Loop Trail
|8.4 mi 13.5 km||Panguitch, UT||2|
Tropic Valley Connector
|1.6 mi 2.6 km||Panguitch, UT||
10 days ago
Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail
|1.1 mi 1.7 km||Panguitch, UT||2|
Sheep Creek Trail
|3.2 mi 5.1 km||Panguitch, UT||2|
Sheep Creek Connecting Trail
|2.2 mi 3.5 km||Panguitch, UT||2|
Whiteman Connecting Trail
|1.0 mi 1.6 km||Panguitch, UT||2|
Agua Canyon Connecting Trail
|1.8 mi 2.9 km||Panguitch, UT||1|
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