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Bryce Canyon National Park
Loop Trail, Hwy UT-63.
Bryce
UT
84764
Tel: 435 834-5322

Directions

Official GPS Coordinates at the Visitor Center: Latitude: 37° 38' 24" / Longitude: 112° 10' 12" Elevation: 7,894 feet/2,406 meters From the North: Take I-15 south to UT-20 (exit 95). Travel east on UT-20 to US-89. Follow US-89 south to UT-12. Travel east on UT-12 to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park. The visitor center sits 1 mile inside the park boundary. From the South through Zion National Park: Take I-15 north to UT-9 (exit 16). Follow UT-9 east through Zion National Park to US-89. Travel north on US-89 to UT-12. Go east on UT-12 to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park. The visitor center sits 1 mile inside the park boundary.

Where are we going today?

Bryce Canyon National Park is an incredible natural wonder in Utah! The beautiful pillars of rock coming out of the ground almost look like it's part of a very awesome cave without a roof - or some say it's a "Forest Of Stone".

Whatever you want to call it, this outdoor adventure is just waiting for kids and families to come and enjoy it!

Did you know that the pillars of rock are actually called Hoodoos, and can be found on every continent, but there is something truly magical about Bryce Canyon. It's the perfect outdoor adventure!

You can spend anywhere from a few hours to an entire week and Bryce Canyon National Park, and there will always be something new to do and see.  The park offers something incredibly special for every age.

Did you know that Bryce Canyon has Ranger Guided Activities? This is a great time for kids to ask ALL those questions they want to know - like why are the rocks red, and where did the funny name hoodoo come from? The summer schedule is jam packed, but from Spring to October you can join in fascinating geology talks and rim walks. 

Maybe you want to experience a horseback ride, or take to the telescope and enjoy the night sky at a stargazing evening? If you want to extend your stay, there are two campgrounds where you can stay to really experience the national park! 

Get out of the house and enjoy that amazing Utah nature with Bryce Canyon National Park - it’s an amazing part of the world that has just got to be seen in person! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$25 entry fee per vehicle.
  • Children$25 entry fee per vehicle.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Park open 24 hours a day. Visitor center open from 8am. Shuts between 4:30pm and 8pm depending on mo

All year round.

Teachers corner

The park offer waivers for any educational group visiting the park. A great outdoor classroom for the kids! .

I'm Hungry!

There are restaurants throughout the park where you can grab some food. Always a great idea to bring your own too..

Healthy Eating!

Bring plenty of water, and healthy snacks are a great way for all that energy to last as you make your way through the many adventures to be had! .

Any Top Tips?

The National Park is great for kids, so make sure you grab a Junior Ranger pack! Those kids over 5 can complete their activity books and get sworn in with their very own ranger badge! .

Doing our bit

The National Park Service are always dedicated to looking after the park and making sure it, and all the plants and animals within it, are protected. Make sure you help out by taking all your litter away with you too. .

Need a little extra help?

Despite the park facilities mainly being constructed between 1930 and 1960, there are some areas which have been upgraded for accessibility. Only parts of some of the trails are accessible, so check at the visitor center. .

Can I get one of those?

There is a bookstore in the Visitor Center. Education is always a bonus in these attractions! .

More information

Keep an eye out for the Utah Prairie Dogs! They are actually an endangered species only found in Utah, and you can spot them with it's white tail and black eyebrows. .

What people are saying?

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    We visited Bryce Canyon NP on Thanksgiving 2014. We spent about half a day driving the main road and stopping at all the spots. We did a short 1 mi hike from the Rainbow Point parking lot and it gave us some nice southern and western views. However, Bryce Canyon is interesting in that the best views in the park are closer to the entrance. We found, as we slowly made our way back toward the entrance that the vistas and rock formations became more interesting as we got closer to the entrance. The views at Bryce and Inspiration points were by far the...Read More

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    I love Bryce!!!

    Amazing place! So beautiful! The hikes are not too hard, and you really feel alone down there. The colors and formations (hoodoos) are simply stunning! If Zion is a more personal Grand Canyon, then Bryce is a more personal Zion!

    This is a small National Park though, I think spending two days here would give you ample time to let you see everything.

    I camped at North Campgrounds which was very nice and close to the Rim.

    Have fun!

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    i got more out of Bryce than the Grand Canyon because i felt more a part of it... not so overwhelming... a oneness w/ nature that i didn't find @ GC... but perhaps that's just me! Also utterly -spectacular- colors!

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    One of the most awesome inspirational experiences one can have. Beautiful building like rock structures all created by mother nature herself. Very sad reading the hoodoo hiking guide provided by the national park service stating that global warming itself may destroy the hoodoos eventually due to low levels of snow and more rain. As with everything in nature, better enjoy it before humans destroy it!

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    The best park out of the top five Utah national parks

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by Matthew Adjemian

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We visited Bryce Canyon NP on Thanksgiving 2014. We spent about half a day driving the main road and stopping at all the spots. We did a short 1 mi hike from the Rainbow Point parking lot and it gave us some nice southern and western views. However, Bryce Canyon is interesting in that the best views in the park are closer to the entrance. We found, as we slowly made our way back toward the entrance that the vistas and rock formations became more interesting as we got closer to the entrance. The views at Bryce and Inspiration points were by far the most interesting, and with sunset happening as we were visiting these spots we were given views that are unlike anything else I've ever seen. This park is totally worth a visit, can be easily seen in a day, but can also be explored for several consecutive days with many hikes and backcountry opportunities. Wildlife sightings were slim when we visited, but the weather was quite cold.

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