Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park

Planning a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

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Three mini-itinerary book covers for Utah National Parks by Jennifer Melroy. The covers feature scenic landscapes of Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks. The titles are '7-Day Mini-Itinerary: Utah National Parks,' '3-Day Itinerary: Arches & Canyonlands National Parks,' and '2-Day Mini-Itinerary: Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks.

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Map of Bryce Canyon National Park

A map of Bryce Canyon National Park depicting key points such as Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, and various trails. The map includes the surrounding Dixie National Forest and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Click on the Bryce Canyon Map above to download the official brochure map. If you’d like a PDF copy of this Bryce Canyon Map click here.

How Much Time Should I Spend Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park?

If you have a couple of hours in Bryce Canyon National Park, drive to Rainbow Point and hike Bristlecone Loop Trail.

If you have one day in Bryce Canyon National Park, sunrise at the Bryce Amphitherter and hike some combination of the Peekkaboo/Queen Gardens/Navajo Loop Trail.

If you have two days in Bryce Canyon National Park, hike the Fairyland Loop Trail.

If you have three or more days in Bryce Canyon National Park, hike portions of the Under-the-Rim Trail.

Three mini-itinerary book covers for Utah National Parks by Jennifer Melroy. The covers feature scenic landscapes of Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks. The titles are '7-Day Mini-Itinerary: Utah National Parks,' '3-Day Itinerary: Arches & Canyonlands National Parks,' and '2-Day Mini-Itinerary: Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks.

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Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Fairyland Loop Trail – 7.8 miles (round trip) – 1,550 ft elevation gain – A lesser traveled loop trail that visits the Chinese Wall, Tower Bridge, and some tall hoodoos.
  • Peekaboo Loop Trail – 5.2 miles (round trip) – 1,453 ft elevation gain – This spectacular hike through the Bryce Amphitheater with views of Wall of Windows.
  • Navajo Loop and Queen’s Garden Trail – 2.9 miles (round trip) – 650 ft elevation gain – The park’s most popular loop. This trail visits Queen Victoria, Thor’s Hammer, and Two Bridges.
  • Figure 8 Loop – 6.3 mile (round trip)-1,500 ft elevation gain – This loop trail combines the above two trails into one long loop.

Best Things to Do in Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Watch the sunrise
  • Paria View
  • Junior Ranger Badge
  • Bryce Scenic Drive
  • Hike to Sunrise Point
  • Horseback Riding

Best Things to See in Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Fairyland Point
  • Bryce Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Inspiration Point
  • Thors Hammer
  • Natural Bridge

Best Guided Tours of Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park Wildlife

  • Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
  • Uinta Chipmunk
  • Mule Deer
  • Clark’s Nutcracker
  • Side-Botched Lizard
  • Steller’s Jay

The Quick Guide to Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park Basics

Region: Intermountain / Rocky Mountains / Southwest / West Coast

Park Size: 35,835 acres (55.99 sq miles) (145.02 sq km)

Location: Garfield and Kane Counties

Closest Cities: Tropic and Panguitch, Utah

Busy Season: April to October

Visitation: 2,594,904 (in 2019)

How much does Bryce Canyon National Park Cost?

Bryce Canyon National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $35
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $20

An annual Bryce Canyon National Park Pass cost $40 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $40 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Bryce Canyon National Park Open?

Bryce Canyon National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Bryce Canyon National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Bryce Canyon National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, campgrounds, and paved walking areas. Pets are not allowed on unpaved trails. Please review the Bryce Canyon Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Bryce Canyon.

Where are Bryce Canyon National Park’s visitor centers?

Bryce Canyon Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgment

The park now known as Bryce Canyon National Parks is on Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Southern Paiute and Pueblos land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Bryce Canyon National Park?

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IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are two official stamps for Bryce Canyon National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Bryce Canyon National Park:

  • Bryce, UT
  • NPS Centennial

Bonus Stamps

  • 100 1923 – 2023
  • 1923-Centennial-2023 (No Border)
  • Bryce Canyon Lodge And Deluxe Cabins
  • Bryce National Park Canyon With Hoodoo
  • Junior Ranger
  • OCT 14, 2023 Annular Eclipse

Bryce Canyon National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the Bryce Canyon National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Bryce Canyon Lodge Info Desk (BONUS ONLY)
  • Visitor Center
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