All about Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of Utah’s Might Five Parks.  Although it is called a canyon, Bryce isn’t’ a canyon.  It is part of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.  The entire park is made of a series of amphitheaters filled with hoodoos.  Hoodoos are unique geological structures that are formed by frost weathering.  Watching the sunrise over the Bryce amphitheater is one of the greatest sights in the park system.

Bryce Canyon National Park Profile

RegionIntermountain Region
Park Size 35,835 acres (55.99 sq miles) (145 sq km)

About the size of Wallis and Futuna of France

ElevationHighest point: 9,115 ft (2,778 m) at Rainbow Point
Lowest point: 6,565 feet (2,001 m) at Yellow Creek
LocationGarfield and Kane County, Utah
Nearby CitiesTropic


Founding DateBryce Canyon National Monument – June 8, 1923 

Bryce Canyon National Park – February 25, 1928

Visitors 1.7 million (in 2018) 
Busy SeasonMay to September
Visitor Centers

Bryce Canyon Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Park HoursOpen 365 days (24 hours a day)
Entrance Fees7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $35

7-day Motorcycle Pass – $20

7-day Individual Pass – $20

Annual PassBryce Canyon National Park Pass – $40

American the Beautiful Pass – $80

PetsYes but best left at home. If bringing, please review the Bryce Canyon Pet Policy.


Bryce Canyon National Park Climate 
Average high in °F:353844526273
Average low in °F:111319243239
Av. precipitation in inch:
Av. snowfall in inch:171817820.1
Average high in °F:797669574436
Average low in °F:474537271811
Av. precipitation in inch:1.621.821.31.2
Av. snowfall in inch: