Bryce Canyon National Park photo

Bryce Canyon National Park

Location
Utah
Formed
25 February, 1928
Area
35,835.08 acres
(145.0 km2)
Visitors in 2017
2,571,684

Bryce Canyon National Park is a United States national park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m).

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Visitor Centers

Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Top Trails

Queen's Garden/Navajo Loop Combination Trail
Moderate / 2.9 mi
Rim Trail
Easy / 11 mi
Mossy Cave Trail
Easy / 0.8 mi
Navajo Loop Trail
Moderate / 1.3 mi
Tower Bridge Trail
Moderate / 3 mi
Peekaboo Loop Trail
Difficult / 5.5 mi
Bristlecone Loop Trail
Easy / 1 mi
Sunset Point to Sunrise Point
Easy / 1 mi

Top Attractions

Natural Bridge
Inspiration Point
Sunset Point
Sunrise Point
Fairyland Canyon
Bryce Point
Rainbow Point
Yovimpa Point

Airports Nearby

Bryce Canyon Airport (BCE)
8.0 mi / 14 mins
St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
152 mi / 2 hours 32 mins
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
271 mi / 4 hours 11 mins
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Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
276 mi / 4 hours 10 mins
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
276 mi / 4 hours 10 mins

Towns Nearby

Tropic
14.0 mi / 21 mins
Panguitch
27.0 mi / 34 mins
Hatch
28.3 mi / 35 mins
Panguitch Lake
44.7 mi / 57 mins
Escalante
52.5 mi / 1 hour 3 mins
Brian Head
62.3 mi / 1 hour 20 mins
Cedar City
81.2 mi / 1 hour 38 mins
Kanab
80.4 mi / 1 hour 30 mins
Springdale
88.7 mi / 1 hour 56 mins

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.