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One Epic Day in Bryce Canyon National Park: 1 Day Itinerary

Have just one day to spend in Bryce Canyon National Park? Bryce Canyon is lesser known than nearby Arches and Zion National Parks, but its one of my favorite Parks to visit in Utah!

If you’re planning a one day trip to Bryce Canyon, you need to make the most of your time in this surreal wonderland.

In this guide, I share my action-packed itinerary so you can experience the highlights of Bryce Canyon in just one day (or less!) From thrilling hikes to scenic drives, this guide has got you covered!

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What to See in Bryce Canyon National Park (Even If You Only Have 1 Day!)

If you only have one day to spend in Bryce Canyon National Park, here are my favorite must-do activities I recommend:

  1. Watch sunrise from Inspiration or Sunrise Point
  2. Hike the Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop Trails
  3. Take a scenic drive
  4. Enjoy sunset and stick around for stargazing

This guide covers all of these stops in tons of detail, below, plus some more suggestions for how to spend an absolutely epic one day in Bryce Canyon National Park . I’ve also included important things to to know about planning your trip to Bryce , below.

Hoodoos in the Bryce Amphitheater / One Day in Bryce Canyon

Visiting Bryce on a National Parks road trip? Don’t miss nearby Zion National Park. These iconic parks are only 2 hours apart making for the ideal one-two-punch of incredible southwestern National Parks!

Check Out These Blog Posts for More Resources on Visiting Zion & Bryce Canyon

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About Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah, and is one of the state’s “Mighty Five” National Parks. (The others are Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef). Bryce is a relatively small park at only 55 square miles in size, and it receives a fraction of visitors compared with nearby Zion and Arches National Parks.

Still, Bryce is a totally other-worldly landscape worthy of National Park status. The striking colors and strange hoodoos enchant me every visit, plus the awesome hiking makes Bryce one of my favorite Southwest National Parks!

What is a Hoodoo?

Bryce Canyon is world famous for its colorful rock spires, called “hoodoos.” But what, exactly, IS a hoodoo?

A hoodoo is a unique geological formation characterized by tall, thin rock spires that rise from the ground. These towering pillars of rock are composed of sedimentary rock layers that have been eroded over millions of years by the forces of wind, water, and ice, creating a totally otherworldly landscape. Hoodoos can also be found around the American Southwest, including Goblin Valley State Park, and around the world like in Cappadocia, Turkey. But here, Bryce Canyon is home to the greatest concentration of hoodoos on earth!

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon / One Day in Bryce

Bryce Canyon is Indigenous Land

The Southern Paiute occupied and used Bryce Canyon for hundreds of years, starting around 1200 AD/CE. The Paiute believed that the hoodos were once evil ‘Legend People’,’ turned to stone by Coyote. The Paiute refer to Bryce as Angka-ku-wass-a-wits (red painted faces).  The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah continues to live in the Zion and Bryce Canyon area to this day. Please respect and honor their land and ancestors while you explore.

Before heading to Bryce Canyon, here are some important things you need to know about this National Park:

Entrance Fees in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon charges an entrance fee to all visitors. The cost is $35 per vehicle or $20 per person if you hike or bike into the park. There are no reservations or day-use passes required to enter Bryce Canyon National Park.

Traveling to more than 2 National Parks or National Forests this year? Purchase an America the Beautiful National Parks Pass for $80, which covers entrance fees at all National Parks and NPS managed sites.

If you plan on taking the shuttle into the Park (see Using the Bryce Canyon Shuttle, below) you will need to show the driver a National Parks annual pass, or a digital entrance pass to enter the Park.

Using the Bryce Canyon Shuttle

Despite being such a small park, Bryce Canyon get crowded during peak visitor season (April – October). To avoid the problem of too-many-cars-and-not-enough-spaces, Bryce Canyon offers a free park-and-ride shuttle from Bryce Canyon City (outside the Park) and to popular points and hiking trails throughout the Bryce Amphitheater.

This map shows the current shuttle route:

The shuttle operates April to mid-October, beginning at 8AM and running until 6PM or later. Check here for updated shuttle times and information.

Shuttles arrive every 15ish minutes, and you can track the location of every shuttle using this nifty new app, here.

To enter Bryce Canyon National park using the shuttle: Park at the Shuttle Station in Bryce Canyon City (if you aren’t staying at one of the hotels serviced by the shuttle) and ride to Sunset Point, the main jumping off point for your itinerary.

Once inside the Park, feel free to hop-on and hop-off the shuttle to your hearts content!

Most stops on this itinerary are accessible using the shuttle, but you’ll need your own car to access the entire Southern Scenic Drive.

Do I have to use the shuttle? Honestly, no. I’ve never had to use the shuttle when we visited, but getting there early and not visiting during peak times (aka summer weekends) means you’ll have a better chance of driving into the park without a problem.

If you’re visiting on a busy day and don’t want to deal with the headache of fighting for a parking spot, the best places to park, by all means use it. The best places to park are the Visitor Center and Shuttle Station in Bryce Canyon City.

Is Bryce Canyon Dog Friendly?

Pets are only allowed on paved trails and areas, including campgrounds, parking lots, paved viewpoints, and the paved Rim Trail between Sunrise and Sunset point.

Getting to Bryce Canyon

To get to Bryce, most visitors will fly into one of the major airports and drive to the Park. While there are a handful of regional airports near Bryce, the best airport for visiting Bryce Canyon is Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport. In my experience, LAS is the best combination of inexpensive flights from major airlines and a reasonable driving distance from the Park.

If you want a deep dive into each of the best airports for getting to Bryce Canyon and more helpful info on getting to Bryce, check out this blog post, here.

This chart shows the closest airports and drive times to Bryce Canyon National Park:

AirportDistance to Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)93 mi / 1 Hour 45 Minutes
St. George Regional Airport (SGU)156 mi / 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)*273 mi / 4 Hours
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)275 mi / 4 Hours
*LAS is in Pacific Time Zone, 1 hour behind Utah’s Mountain Time

Wherever you fly into, renting a car is a must. There aren’t any easy public transportation options between major cities and Bryce Canyon. Plus having a car offers you the ultimate flexibility to explore and really make the most of your one day in Bryce Canyon.

While the drive from the airport may be long – the scenery more than makes up for it. I’ve driven to Bryce 3 times now, and every time I’m blown away by the scenery of the last 20-or-so miles on Utah Highway 12 . This road winds through the Dixie National Forest, and you’ll have up close views of your first hoodoos and red rock arches before you even enter Bryce!

Once near Bryce Canyon, signs clearly direct you to the park’s entrance.  The roads in and around Bryce are well maintained, and no off-road or 4×4 driving is required.

Entrance to Bryce Canyon / One Day in Bryce Canyon

The Best Times to Visit Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is open year-round. Because Bryce is at a higher elevation (most of the Park is at about 9,000′) the temperatures are a bit cooler here then at other desert parks.

I’ve visited Bryce in summer and winter, and I have to say there is something really magical about seeing the orange and red hoodoos all covered in snow.

The busiest seasons are spring, summer, and early fall (April – October), and peak season is summer (May – September). Here’s a breakdown of what to expect each season in Bryce Canyon:

Spring (March – May)

Highs in the 50s, Lows in the 30s. The winter snow starts to melt as days get warmer, but spring snow is always a possibility! Shuttle service resumes in April. The moderate temperatures make this a great time for hiking in Bryce, but nights are still chilly (aka below freezing), so make sure to bring plenty of warm layers.

Summer (June – September)

Highs in the 70s, Lows in the 50s. Long sunny days make summer the peak season for visiting Bryce. Expect big crowds during summer, especially on weekends. To beat the heat and crowds, start your hikes as early as possible.

Bryce Canyon in Summer / One Day in Bryce Canyon

Fall (September – November)

Highs in the 50s and 60s, Lows in the 30s. Like spring, snow is always a possibility and winter storms as early as October are fairly common. The park is a kaleidoscope of colors as the leaves turn bright yellow, usually in September to early October.

Winter (December – March)

Highs in the 30s, Lows in the 10s. With snow covering the bright orange hoodoos and virtually no crowds, winter is a magical time in Bryce and personally my favorite time to visit! Make sure to bring winter-appropriate gear, like insulated jackets and hiking traction (I ❤️ my Kahtoola MicroSpikes). Heavy snow can close roads and trails, so be sure to check conditions before heading out.

Bryce in Winter is downright magical! / One Day in Bryce Canyon

Top Tips for Spending One Day in Bryce Canyon National Park

If you only have one day to spend in Bryce Canyon, you’ll really want to make the most of every moment. Here are a few tips I’ve learned from my visits to Bryce over the years:

Download the National Park Service App: NPS now offers a new and, frankly, very awesome free app for your phone! From here you can access park maps, listen to audio tours and see updated trail and road conditions and hours of operations. Download the official NPS App, here.

Arrive Early: If you’re visiting in peak season, especially on the weekends, you’ll want to arrive as early as possible. If you can, try and make it for sunrise. You’ll beat the crowds, secure a prime parking spot, and have a stress-free start to your day of exploration.

For photography, Sunrise is better than Sunset: Both sunrise and sunset are spectacular in Bryce, but if you care about getting the perfect shot, sunrise is better than sunset. The early morning sun casts an otherworldly glow on the hoodoos, making for magical photographs. Later in the day, the sun casts long shadows on the hoodoos, and makes it a little more difficult to capture them in all their glory. If you only have the time (or energy) for one, I’d pick sunrise over sunset.

Don’t underestimate the elevation: Bryce Canyon is pretty high up, elevation wise. The rim of the Amphitheater sits at 9,000′ to 8,000′ feet. If you aren’t acclimated to a high elevation, don’t be surprised that even an easy hike may really exhaust you! It’s extra important to drink plenty of water at high elevation, and protect yourself from the sun! If you start to feel signs of altitude sickness (headache, dizziness, nausea) rest and head to lower elevations. Learn more about hiking at high altitude in Bryce, here.

Hike prepared: The trails at Bryce are well maintained and heavily trafficked – but don’t underestimate them! Bring sturdy footwear (my Merrell hiking shoes + spikes were the perfect combo in winter), plenty of water, and sun protection.

Learn more about everything you need to pack for a day hike, here!

One Day in Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

Consider this one day Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary for an action-packed introduction to this Park.

Catch the Sunrise at Sunrise Point

Wake up early and grab your instant coffee, because your one day in Bryce Canyon starts before the sun is up! The glowing orange hoodoos at sunrise are absolutely magical, and entering the Park before dawn means you’ll beat the heat and the crowds.

I try to save money (and time) while traveling by drinking the free hotel coffee, instant coffee like Alpine Start, and buying milk and cereal from the local market. Warning for my fellow caffeine fiends out there, there aren’t a ton of coffee and breakfast joints near Bryce Canyon that open super early. Bryce Canyon Coffee Co. in Tropic opens at 7AM, and the Bryce Canyon General Store opens at 8AM, so bringing your own coffee and breakfast is clutch for a very early start.

Sunrise Point is the most popular spot for sunrise (no surprise here). The panoramic view here offers a front-row seat to the amphitheater’s transformation as dawn breaks over the Park, painting the hoodoos in a warm, golden hue.

The massive bowl-shaped canyon before you is called the Bryce Amphitheater. The Bryce Amphitheater is home to the biggest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Don’t forget to wrap up in warm layers – mornings in Bryce are chilly, even in summer!

Bryce Canyon from the Queens Garden Trail near Sunrise Point / One Day in Bryce Canyon

Hike the Queens Garden and Navajo Loop Trail

Sunrise Point is also the starting point for your next stop, the Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop Trail. This loop trail is the signature “must-do” hike in Bryce Canyon! If you only have time for one thing to do in Bryce Canyon – don’t miss this hike!

Trail Distance: 3.1 Miles (via Two Bridges) or 3.2 Miles (via Wall Street)

Difficulty: Moderate / 650′ elevation gain

Estimated Time: 2 Hours

You can access the loop trail from either Sunrise (clockwise) or Sunset (counterclockwise) points.

Either way, you’re hiking into a canyon you’ll have a steep downhill to begin with, then the trail is mostly flat, and a long uphill at the end. The hike back up to (or down from) Sunset point is steeper, but with switchbacks, and the hike up/down to Sunrise is more gradual, but longer.

We did this hike clockwise, starting and ending Sunset Point, which connects to Sunrise Point via the paved rim trail. This route was easier on the knees and you get spectacular views into the amphitheater as you descend.

To hike the trail using the same route we used, walk along the paved trail from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point (or start at Sunrise point if you made it here for sunrise!). Descend down into the canyon on the red dirt trail.

Each step further into the canyon offers a new angle of this surreal landscape. You’ll pass through arches, wind around hoodoos and pretty much feel like you’re on an alien planet the whole time.

The trail wanders by multiple named rocked formations, including the “ET Hoodoo” (☎️ home), and Queen Victoria (which lends the trail it’s ‘Queens Garden’ name).

Once you reach the Navajo Loop junction, you’ll have 2 options for hiking back out of the canyon: the first is the slightly shorter “Two Bridges” route, which is open year-round; and the “Wall Street” route, which is closed in winter due to the steep icy trail conditions.

Either way, you’re ending with a breath-taking climb (literally – you’re at 8,000′ remember!) up a series of switchbacks back to Sunset point!

When you reach the rim, take a moment to catch your breath and appreciate one of the coolest hikes in the Southwest! The whole hike takes about 2 hours to complete.

Switchbacks on the Navajo Loop Trail in Winter / One Day in Bryce Canyon

Extend Your Hike on the Peakaboo Loop

If you’re looking to extend your hike, theres a whole maze of interconnected trails that loop through the Amphitheater.

Consider exploring the “Peakaboo Loop” which connects to the Queens Garden/Navajo Trail via the Tropic Trail at the Navajo Benchmark junction. The entire Peakaboo/Queens Garden/Wall Street loop (really its a figure 8) takes about 4 hours and is 6.2 miles long with about 1,500′ gain.

Lunch & Visitor Center

After working up an appetite on your hike, now is probably a good time to relax and enjoy a quick lunch / late breakfast.

There are tons of picnic spots throughout Bryce, including at Sunset Point, and along the scenic drive (spoilers, you’re headed there next!).

Looking for food inside Bryce? Your lunch options inside the park are, frankly, pretty sparse and as is typical in National Parks fairly pricey for what you get. But, sometimes a girl’s just gotta eat!

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves soups, salads, and sandwiches. The Valhalla Pizzeria and Coffee Shop (located across from the Lodge) opens at 11:30 AM and serves pizza, salads, and other baked goods.

Finally, the Bryce Canyon General Store is located in the North Campground, a short walk from Sunrise Point. The general store has groceries, souvenirs, and some grab-and-go items like coffee, muffins, and salads.

Now is also a good time to swing by the Visitor Center to grab any souvenirs, chat with the rangers, and of course get your National Park Passport Book stamped. The Visitor Center is about a 20 minute walk from Sunrise Point, or a 5 minute drive from the Sunset Point parking area.

Bryce Canyon from under the Rim / One Day in Bryce Canyon

Southern Scenic Drive to Rainbow Point

As the temperatures warm up in the afternoon, spend your remaining time in Bryce exploring the Park’s scenic drive, which begins south of Sunset Point and the Bryce Amphitheater.

Bryce Canyon National Park Road is the main drive through the Park. The road winds along the rim of Bryce Canyon and through pine forests for 18 miles before ending at Rainbow and Yovimpa Points. The length of the Park Road south of the Bryce Amphitheater is also called the “Southern Scenic Drive.”

There are dozens of marked (and unmarked) picnic areas, vistas, and trailheads along this scenic drive. It takes about 40 minutes to drive all the way from the Visitor Center to Rainbow Point.

I recommend driving all the way to Rainbow Point first, then working your way backwards and stopping at viewpoints on the way back. That way, most stops will be on your right hand side and you can avoid having to make the sometimes iffy left turns that can hold up traffic or cause accidents.

Don’t feel like you have to stop at every viewpoint along the way. Like visiting the Grand Canyon, stopping at every single turnout gets kinds boring after a while, in my experience.

Here are some of the “must-see” stops along the Southern Scenic Drive (ordered from south to north):

Bryce Canyon from Rainbow Point / One Day in Bryce

1. Rainbow Point

Drive all the way to the road’s end at park at Rainbow Point. You might need a moment to catch your breath, you’re all the way at 9,115 feet in elevation (the Visitor Center was “only” 7,894′). This area of the park is much older than the hoodoos you saw at the Amphitheater, and time and erosion have done their work. Take the short path to Rainbow Point.

From here, a series a trails branch off, from the easy 1 mile Bristlecone Loop to multi-day backcountry trails like 23 mile Under-the-Rim trail.

2. Yovimpa Point

From the southern end of the Rainbow Point Parking Lot, follow the paved, wheelchair accessible path to Yovimpa Point. From here you can see the wide expanse of the Paunsaugunt plateau and the not-too-distant cliffs of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. On a clear day you can apparently even see all way to North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon / One Day in Bryce

3. Natural Bridge

After Rainbow and Yovimpa Point, turn around and head north on the Scenic Drive. Your next must-see stop is 5.5 miles or about a 10 minute drive up the road.

Nearby Arches National Park is famous for its natural stone arches, but did you know Bryce has a few arches of its own? Natural Bridge visible from the small parking area just off the Scenic Drive. Ironically, this formation isn’t a bridge at all, but a natural arch spanning 85 feet across.

4. Bryce Point

Don’t miss this stop! Bryce Point is probably the most iconic viewpoint on the Southern Scenic Drive. From here you can take in the wide expanse of the entire Bryce Amphitheater. This area is home to the greatest concentration of rock-spire hoodoos in the world.

Bryce Point is located about 12 miles or a 20 minute drive from Natural Bridge. To reach Bryce Point, follow the Southern Scenic Drive north and make a right turn onto Bryce Point Road. Follow Bryce Point road to the parking lot at the end.

If you’re looking to get out and stretch your legs, consider walking to your next stop, Lower Inspiration Point via the Rim Trail.

The Rim Trail follows, well, the rim of Bryce Amphitheater from here at Bryce Point past Inspiration Point, Sunset and Sunrise Points, all the way to Fairyland Point, 5 miles away (one way).

From Bryce Point its an easy 4 miles (round trip) to Lower Inspiration Point and back. The trail is mostly rolling hills, with a couple of steep sections.

At Bryce Point, you can also access the 5.1 mile Peakaboo Loop, the 23 mile Under-The-Rim trail, and other backcountry trails.

5. Inspiration Point

The last stop (if you’re going south to north, of course) on the Southern Scenic Drive is Inspiration Point. Like Bryce Point , Inspiration Point has wide views of the stunning Bryce Amphitheater.

To get to Inspiration Point, leave Bryce Point and drive back towards the Southern Scenic Drive. Shortly before reaching the Drive, make a right turn onto Inspiration Point Road and drive to the parking area.

One Day in Bryce Canyon

If you’re looking to scratch that hiking itch and would rather skip the drive, check out one of Bryce’s more off the beaten path hikes, like Peakaboo Loop or the Fairyland Loop. You can read more about both of these hikes in “More Things to Do in Bryce Canyon,” below.

Sunset in Bryce Canyon & Stargazing

After a day of hiking, driving, and exploring, it’s time for the sun to set on your one day in Bryce Canyon. If you’re sticking around Bryce for sunset, or staying in the Lodge or campgrounds, don’t miss the sun casting its final golden glows over Bryce Amphitheater.

Some of the best spots to view sunset at Bryce Canyon are:

  • Sunset Point (duh)
  • Sunrise Point
  • Paria View – This is one of the only viewpoints where the hoodoos face West, making it the perfect spot to capture the sunset glow. Paria View is located off Bryce Point Road.

During the busy season, the popular viewing spots can get pretty crowded, so arrive a bit before sunset and grab a comfy rock-seat. Don’t forget to bring a jacket, temperatures drop quickly as the sun goes down, even in summer.

To be honest, sunset isn’t nearly as impressive as sunrise in Bryce, so if you only have time for one I’d pick sunrise.

Stargazing in Bryce Canyon

Thanks to the lack of light pollution in the area, the stargazing in Bryce is beautiful! If you’re staying in the area after dark, drive to any one of the viewpoints along the main road on a clear night for views of the Milky Way and thousands of stars.

Bryce Canyon is a designated International Dark Sky Park, meaning it has some of the best night sky viewing conditions in the country. The Park hosts Night Sky Telescope programs (Memorial Day – Labor Day), Full Moon Hikes, and an annual astronomy festival every June.

Learn more about the Park’s astronomy programs, here.

More Things to Do in Bryce Canyon National Park

More Hikes in Bryce Canyon

If you skipped the “Peakaboo Loop” earlier while hiking the Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop trail, consider adding this to your one day Bryce Canyon itinerary. You can access the trail from Bryce Point, making it a 5.1 mile loop with about 1,500′ elevation gain. Along the way, you’ll pass by hoodoo formations like the Wall of Windows, Hindu Temples, and the Alligator. This route takes about 3-4 hours.

For an even more strenuous challenge, the Fairyland Loop Trail winds for 8 miles through the less-visited northern section of Bryce Canyon. The loop begins at Fairyland Point, but you can also access it from Sunrise point. With 1,500′ of elevation gain, this entire trail takes about 5 hours.

Hiking really is the best way to explore Bryce Canyon / One Day in Bryce

Take a Horseback Ride Through Bryce Canyon

See Bryce Canyon from a totally different perspective on a guided horseback riding tour. Guided horseback rides are hands-down some of my favorite ways to see National Parks. With four steady hooves you can cover tons of ground, make a new four-legged friend, and take in the beauty of the hoodoos without doing all the work.

Horseback rides in Bryce are offered through Canyon Trail Rides. I haven’t had a chance yet to do their Bryce Canyon tour, but I’ve done their Grand Canyon North Rim mule ride twice. Their guides are super knowledgeable, and most importantly their horses and mules are treated very well.

Check out Canyon Trail Rides in Bryce Canyon, here.

Where to Stay in Bryce Canyon

If you’re staying overnight before or after your one day in Bryce Canyon, there are a few convenient hotel and camping options in and around Bryce Canyon National Park.

Inside Bryce Canyon National Park

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is the only hotel-style lodge inside the National Park. The Lodge is open seasonally, from April to November.

The rustic lodge is located just steps from the rim of Bryce Amphitheater at Sunset Point. Like most National Park lodges, the Lodge at Bryce Canyon is pretty rustic. There is no wifi and no TVs here, so I suggest bringing a good book to cozy up with or some cards for when the sun goes down!

Rooms are equipped with fans (no AC), coffee makers, mini-fridges, and other basic amenities.

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves soups, salads, and sandwiches. The Valhalla Pizzeria and Coffee Shop (located across from the Lodge) opens at 11:30 AM and serves pizza, salads, and other baked goods.

Western Cabins at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon / One Day in Bryce Canyon

There are 2 established campgrounds inside Bryce Canyon National Park.

North Campground is open year-round, and located across the street from the Visitor Center. North Campground is a 15 to 20 minute walk to Sunrise Point. There are RV sites available, but there are no water, sewer, or electric hookups. An RV dump station is available during the summer months.

Between May and October, sites are booked by reservation, available 6 months in advance on recreation.gov. Sites are first-come first-served between October to May.

Sunset Campground is open seasonally, from April to October. Sunset campground was previously walk-in only. Beginning in 2024, campers can reserve Sunset Campground spots 14 days in advance, from late April to early October, on recreation.gov.

Sunset Campground is located just west of Sunset Point (aka on the other side of the Park Road from the canyon rim and Sunset Point). From Sunset Campground, its about a 15 minute walk to Sunset Point. There are RV sites available, but there are no water, sewer, or electric hookups. An RV dump station is available near the North Campground during the summer months.

All campgrounds charge $30 per night.

The Bryce Canyon General Store is located in the North Campground, a short walk from Sunrise Point. The general store has groceries, souvenirs, and some grab-and-go items like coffee, muffins, and salads.

Lodging Near Bryce Canyon

Lodging is available outside Bryce Canyon National Park. Hotel-style accommodations range from budget motels to 2 & 3 star chain hotels.

Immediately outside the Park, the town of Bryce Canyon City has a few hotel options. The Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn is clean and convenient, located a short walk from the Shuttle Stop, and includes a pool, free breakfast, plus there’s an onsite general store and restaurant.

There’s also a Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (confusing, I know), located across the street with a pool, breakfast, and slightly more updated rooms, although the cost is sometimes a few dollars more.

There are some additional budget accommodations as well as cabin rentals in the nearby towns of Tropic and Panguitch, about a 20 – 40 minute drive to the Bryce Amphitheater.

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