Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park, open all year, is located near the junction of Scenic Byway 12 and U-63 (see map). Bryce Canyon is a series of large natural amphitheaters with thousands of multi-colored rock pinnacles called "hoodoos". These formations shine brilliantly under sunny skies, but glow most exquisitely under the softer light of the rising or setting sun. Visitors may drive through the 20 mile long park and stop at scenic viewpoints, and hike or take horseback rides along trails into the canyon. Perhaps the best experiences at Bryce Canyon come from descending on trails among the amphitheaters and hoodoos. You'll be astonished by the contrast of the orange formations and the richest blue sky you've ever seen. Be sure to stop at the visitor center and museuma at the entrance of the park. In winter months, allow time to cross country ski or snowshoe!
Visitor Center Hours
8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. thru Memorial Day.
8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. After Memorial Day thru Labor Day.
(Visitor's Center is open all year except: Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)
Check at the Visitor's Center for times of Ranger-led walks & talks.
Interpretive programs are offered throughout the year, weather permitting.
Buy your America the Beautiful Pass - $80 at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park! Use your Annual Pass to get into any National Park or Federal Recreation Land that has an entrance fee. The America the Beautiful Senior Pass - $10 lifetime pass, for ages 62 and older. The America the Beautiful Access Pass is free to permanently disabled U.S. residents only. For more information on passes, visit www.nps.gov/brca.
$25.00 (7 days) This fee is for one private vehicle and its occupants.The fee for an individual to enter the park is $12.00 per day. The fee for a motorcycle is $20.00 for 7 days.
$25.00 (7 days) Shuttle runs from May 15th to September 30th. The shuttle stops at the following northern points: Highway 63 &12 Parking Area, Ruby's Inn, Ruby's Inn Campground, the Visitor Center, Sunset Campground, Bryce Canyon Lodge, Sunrise & Sunset Points, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point.
Bryce Canyon National Park Campgrounds
North and Sunset Campgrounds have a total of 216 sites, available on a first-come, first-served basis. North Campground is open all year. Camping is $15 a night per site. One group campsite is available by reservation only at Sunset Campground. Some pull-through motor home sites are available. No hookups are provided, but a fee-for-use sanitary dump station is available during the summer months. Generator hours are restricted. Restrooms are provided. Showers are available at the General Store near Sunrise Point.
Back Country Camping Permit
$5.00 (14 days) This permit is required for anyone planning to stay overnight in the Back Country. Permits are issued at the Visitor Center from 8 A.M. until two hours before sunset.
Shower and laundry facilities are available at the General Store, located near Sunrise Point parking area.
Pets In The Park
Pets are not recommended in Bryce Canyon National Park. If you must bring your pet with you, be aware that they must be on a leash and under control at all times; they are not permitted on park trails or overlooks. It is not advisable to leave pets in vehicles.
Bicycles are restricted to paved roadways.