Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-coloured hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheatre, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. Prime viewing times are around sunup and sundown.
Bryce Canyon is not a single canyon, but a series of natural amphitheatres or bowls, carved into the edge of a high plateau. The most famous of these is the Bryce Amphitheatre which is filled with irregularly eroded spires of rocks called hoodoos. Perhaps every visitor to the park shoul spend at least some time marvelling at its four main viewpoints, all found within the first few miles of the park: Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point.
Other viewpoints are found all along the park's 18-mile main road which travels from park's only entrance in the north along the plateau rim to its highest elevations in the south (over 9,000 ft / 2,743 m). Hiking trails explore the forests of the plateau, connect between viewpoints along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheatre, and wander through the hoodoos below.
Deepen your understanding of the park by attending a ranger program, whether it be a daily geology talk, rim walk, evening program, astronomy program, or full moon hike. Be sure to ask about our Jr. Ranger Program at the visitor information desk. Concessionaire-provided horseback rides are another way to experience Bryce Canyon during the summer season. There are activities for everyone!
Bryce Canyon offers two campground sites (one in winter) and lodging is available at the Bryce Canyon Lodge during the summer season. During winter, hotel rooms are available in the park at the Sunset Hotel.
• Navajo Loop Trail
• Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point
• Queens Garden Trail
• The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
• Rim Trail
Below are a few of the hotels we feature as part of our Bryce Canyon holidays. If a hotel you are interested is not listed please call us.
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