December 3, 2019

Photo Credit: Jay Dash Photography

We know each time you plan a vacation, you have questions! With search engines, Pinterest and numerous sources for content, we hope this post answers all your immediate questions regarding your next trip to Bryce Canyon Country. 


  1. What’s the weather like in Bryce Canyon Country?
    A vacation planner knows that the weather is important to consider when traveling. At an elevation of 8,000-9,000 feet (2438.4-2743.2 meters), the Bryce Canyon area varies throughout the day and throughout the seasons of the year.

    When looking at different activities, we know the weather can be a big factor in what you decide. For example, slot canyons can contain water at different times throughout the year, but they are often cooler and wonderful choices to escape the heat in July.

    In the summer, you’ll find high temperatures averaging at about 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius)  and lows of 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius). In the winter, be sure to bundle up for the 15-40 degrees Fahrenheit (-9-4 degree Celsius) (although that varies too!).   

  2. What’s the best time of year to visit Bryce Canyon National Park?
    If you don’t like crowds, you might want to consider visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in the winter! The national park is open year-round and is just as beautiful, if not more so, in the winter months. The sunlight glimmers off the red rock spires and hoodoos that make the area so iconic. 

If you’re set on traveling in the summer, avoid the crowds by exploring off the beaten path into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Dixie National Forest and more. Find solitude in the slot canyons or commune with the nature of the forest as the wind rushes through your hair on an ATV.


There are multiple places beyond Bryce Canyon National Park that offer unique and adventurous experiences without the crowded nature of the tourist areas.

Photo Credit: Jay Dash Photography

  • How long should I spend in Bryce Canyon Country?
    The escapades are endless in Bryce Canyon Country and reach far beyond the national park that brings worldwide visitors to the area. The amount of time spent in the area will vary from person to person, however, there are many itineraries to fit your interests and find the best areas to spend your vacation.

Many will tell you that you can cover Bryce Canyon National Park in one day, but there are so many places to explore, it will be hard to choose one. If you’re coming in the summer, we recommend looking at the top summer experiences to get an idea of what is popular in the area. You might find that the 3-day squeeze in Bryce Canyon Country is just what you need to scratch the surface of the amazing vistas in the area and still feel like you got to visit every majestic location you desired.


  • Where should I stay in Bryce Canyon Country?
    So, if you are doing a multi-day exploration in Bryce Canyon Country, you’ll need a place to stay. Lodging is available both inside and outside the park with campgrounds, RV parks and hotels. There is also a wide variety of lodging all throughout the county to help you find the closest place to hang your hat and have adventure available right outside your door when you wake.

  • What Activities Can I do in Bryce Canyon?
    Adventures never end in Bryce Canyon Country! No matter what time of year you visit, horseback riding, hiking, fishing and exploring the attractions are available most of the year. Biking, ATVing and canyoneering are popular activities in the summer. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular in the winter.

    A year-round activity you must put on your bucket list is stargazing. Bryce Canyon Country is isolated from the light pollution of urban areas and the starry night sky is a true wonder to many visitors year after year. Photographers, astronomers and visitors alike find awe in the blanket of darkness lit only by the glittering stars throughout the sky.

With most of your questions answered, you’re ready to hit the road and come to Bryce Canyon Country, prepared for amazing experiences. Follow Bryce Canyon Country on your social media platforms to see more inspirational locations to add to your personal itinerary.

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