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56 mi 90 km of trail 5 Runs

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 15 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park is known for its unusual geology. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock into fantastic shapes including windows, spires, slot canyons, fins, and spires called "hoodoos." It is a magnificent series of more than a dozen amphitheaters, each of which is carved at least 1,000 feet into the chromatic limestone of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. These spectacular and colorful rock formations create a fascinating landscape of mazes and offer some of the most inspiring and memorable trails imaginable.

To learn more about Bryce Canyon National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Center:
The Visitor Center is open daily except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Its hours of operation vary by season.
  • Summer: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Fall: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Winter: 8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Spring: 8 am to 6 pm

Visiting Tips

Bryce Canyon National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There may be temporary road closures during and shortly after winter snow storms. Check the park's website for more information on current closures and conditions.

Fees and Passes:
To find more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

Camping:
The two campgrounds, North Campground and Sunset Campground, are located in close proximity to the Visitor Center, Bryce Canyon Lodge, and Bryce Amphitheater. Sites fill by early afternoon during the summer months. Call 1 (877) 444-6777 or reserve online at recreation.gov.

North Campground
  • 13 RV sites (by reservation)
  • 86 RV and tent sites (first come, first served basis)

Sunset Campground
  • 20 tent sites
  • 1 group site (available by reservation)
  • 80 RV and tent sites (first come, first served basis)

Backcountry camping is also available at limited sites in the park. Permits are required for all overnight stays and can be purchased at the Visitor Center from 9 a.m. until one hour before closing. For more information on backcountry camping, visit the park's website.

Lodging:
The Bryce Canyon Lodge is another option for accommodations within the park. The lodge features 114 rooms including lodge suites, motel rooms and cabins. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1 (877) 386-4383 or online at brycecanyonforever.com/.

Food & Drink

The Bryce Canyon Lodge offers dining room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Valhalla Pizzeria is open mid-May to mid-October. The General Store, open late March to early November, has groceries, quick meals, and camper supplies. Other restaurants are available near the park entrance and in the nearby towns of Tropic, Bryce Junction, and Panguitch.

Other Activities

Bryce Canyon National Park offers a wide variety of activities and ways to explore the park. From backcountry hiking on the more remote trails to strolling along the rim to driving to the many scenic viewpoints in the park, there are many ways to explore Bryce Canyon. Additionally, the park offers many ranger-led programs, wrangler-guided horseback or muleback rides, or snowshoe and cross-country skiing in the winter. Visit Bryce Canyon's website for more information on the park's other activities.

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gem Favorite The view from Bryce Point is like nothing else in this world.

Bryce Point

(40) Panguitch, UT
gem Favorite Bryce Canyon Inspiration Point Utah

Inspiration Point

(37) Panguitch, UT
gem Favorite Boat Mesa from Rim Trail

Fairyland Point

(15) Panguitch, UT

Runs in Bryce Canyon National Park - 5

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Favorite Nice view.
Intermediate

Queens Garden Navajo Loop Trail

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 615 ft Ascent 187.42 m Ascent

(173) Panguitch, UT
Favorite The view from Bryce Point is like nothing else in this world.
Difficult

Peek-A-Boo Loop

5.2 mi 8.4 km • Loop • 1,434 ft Ascent 437.09 m Ascent

(88) Panguitch, UT
Favorite Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park.
Intermediate

Fairyland Loop

8.1 mi 13.1 km • Loop • 1,460 ft Ascent 444.86 m Ascent

(76) Panguitch, UT
Favorite Nice view.
Intermediate

Navajo Loop

1.4 mi 2.2 km • Loop • 495 ft Ascent 150.77 m Ascent

(68) Panguitch, UT
Favorite Bryce Canyon NP.
Difficult

Under-the-Rim Trail

22.7 mi 36.5 km • Point to Point • 4,284 ft Ascent 1305.81 m Ascent

(14) Panguitch, UT

Trails in Bryce Canyon National Park - 15

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5.7 mi 9.2 km #1Rim Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
5.7 mi 9.2 km Panguitch, UT 41 
1.6 mi 2.5 km #2Queens Garden Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Panguitch, UT 27 
3.1 mi 4.9 km #3Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail
Difficult
Panguitch, UT
Difficult
3.1 mi 4.9 km Panguitch, UT 18 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Peek-A-Boo Loop Connector
Difficult
Panguitch, UT
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Panguitch, UT
5.3 mi 8.6 km #5Fairyland Loop Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.6 km Panguitch, UT
18.6 mi 29.9 km #6Bryce Canyon to Red Canyon Bike Trail
Easy
Panguitch, UT
Easy
18.6 mi 29.9 km Panguitch, UT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Bristlecone Loop
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Panguitch, UT 20 
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Mossy Cave Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Panguitch, UT 17 
8.4 mi 13.5 km #9Riggs Spring Loop Trail
Difficult
Panguitch, UT
Difficult
8.4 mi 13.5 km Panguitch, UT
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10Tropic Valley Connector
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Panguitch, UT
1.1 mi 1.7 km #11Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Panguitch, UT
3.2 mi 5.1 km #12Sheep Creek Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Panguitch, UT
2.2 mi 3.5 km #13Sheep Creek Connecting Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Panguitch, UT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #14Whiteman Connecting Trail
Difficult
Panguitch, UT
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Panguitch, UT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #15Agua Canyon Connecting Trail
Intermediate
Panguitch, UT
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Panguitch, UT

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Bryce Canyon NP.
Sep 3, 2015 near Panguitch, UT
Bryce Canyon beautiful day in the neighborhood
Sep 30, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
The view from Bryce Point is like nothing else in this world.
Jun 28, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Bryce Canyon
Sep 30, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Nice view.
Jul 6, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
Orange pinnacles in mid-morning light
Sep 3, 2015 near Panguitch, UT
Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park.
Feb 3, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
The steep trail leads to Little Windows.
Jul 11, 2019 near Panguitch, UT

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