Bryce Canyon National Park photo

Bryce Canyon National Park

25 February, 1928
35,835.08 acres
(145.0 km2)
Visitors in 2017

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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Airports Nearby

Bryce Canyon Airport (BCE)
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)
St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Visitor Centers

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

Some centers open seasonally. Check for accurate open hours.

Top Attractions

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

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

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