Bryce Canyon Country ranges in elevation from around 4,500 feet to 11,000 feet. This high-altitude region offers a scenic escape from southern Utah’s scorching heat with pleasant, dry summers, and a gorgeous snow-capped playground in winter.
Bryce Canyon Country’s communities sit at fairly high elevations. Other towns elevations are as follows; Antimony (6,400 feet), Boulder (6,700 feet), Cannonville (5,850 feet), Hatch (6,900 feet), Henrieville (5,997 feet), Panguitch (6,600 feet), and Tropic (6,295 feet). Escalante is one of the lower elevation communities, at 5,800 feet, Bryce Canyon City is one the region’s highest elevation towns, sitting at 7,664 feet.
Bryce Canyon Country features more than 200 high-elevation mountain peaks, including Boulder Mountain peaking at 11,089 feet and Mount Ellen, the highest point in the Henry Mountains, with a peak elevation of 11,467 feet. Lower altitude mountain peaks in Bryce Canyon Country include Pioneer Mesa with a summit of 6,407 feet near Boulder, and Ticaboo Mesa at 5,144 feet.
Highpoints in Bryce Canyon National Park, both literally and scenically, include Sunrise and Sunset Points with a rim elevation just below 8,000 feet, and Rainbow Point, the highest point in the park at 9,100 feet.
Scenic Byway 12 winds through Bryce Canyon Country with an elevation change of 4,500 feet along the way, and leads to many of the most popular attractions in Bryce Canyon Country. Near Boulder, Hell’s Backbone is a rugged spur road that climbs up Boulder Mountain climbing to just over 9,000 feet with 1,000-foot drops at the Hells Backbone bridge.
Kodachrome Basin, and nearby Grosvenor Arch, sit at 5,800 feet. Mammoth Cave, near Hatch, sits on the Markagunt Plateau in Dixie National Forest at 8,050 feet. In the heart of Grand Staircase Escalanate National Monument, Hole in the Rock Road leads to the trailhead for Devil’s Garden located at 5,290 feet.
Panguitch Lake is a gorgeous alpine lake in the Dixie National Forest, sitting at 8,212 feet. The surface elevation of sparkling Lake Powell’s descends slowly on the eastern edge of Garfield County and hovers a few hundred feet above or below the 4,500 feet level, and is one of Bryce Canyon Country’s lowest points—but in altitude only, of course.