You’re finally planning your trip to come to Bryce Canyon National Park! There’s nothing better than planning ahead so you can make the most of your vacation and enjoy the experiences in the area to the fullest once you arrive.
One of the most important parts of vacation planning is transportation. When visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, there is a voluntary shuttle service through the park you can take advantage of. The shuttle will more easily help you navigate through the park without the stressing of driving through the congested park areas.
Rainbow shuttle tour
Seasonally, Bryce Canyon offers a Rainbow Point Shuttle Tour that is guided and free of charge. Beginning around April 13, and occurring twice daily (9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), you can take a 3.5-hour, round-trip tour that covers 40 miles of scenic vistas in the park.
Reservations for this tour are required and can be made in person at the shuttle office at Ruby’s Inn, Ruby’s Inn Campground, the Shuttle Parking and Boarding Area or by calling 435-834-5290. Reservations should be made at least seven days in advance as buses only hold 40 passengers.
Learn more information about this shuttle.
Why should I ride the shuttle?
Many ask this question because Bryce Canyon’s shuttle service is not mandatory. However, it is encouraged to use the shuttle because of the congestion that occurs within the park, especially during the summer season. Bryce Canyon National Park saw over 2.6 million visitors in 2018 and the shuttle not only provides less stress and confusion for you but relieves natural resource protection concerns within the area. In other words, to keep the park beautiful for visitors in many years to come, we ask you to consider the shuttle for your transportation needs.
How much does the shuttle cost?
The shuttle is not mandatory but is free with the purchase of the park entrance fee. Annual pass holders can also ride the shuttle for free.
How often does the shuttle run?
The shuttle hours depend on the season and can be found on the National Park Service website. Throughout the day, the shuttle conveniently runs approximately every 15 minutes. The National Park Service now tracks their shuttle live, so you can see when the next ride will arrive in real time! This real-time tracker includes capacity, bus numbers and approximate arrival and/or departure times to certain areas. The duration of the complete shuttle route is about 50 minutes, not including stops at facilities and overlooks.
To track shuttles, visit brycecanyonshuttle.com.
Where to park?
To utilize the shuttle services, park your car at the Shuttle Staging Area (near Ruby’s Inn) or at the Ruby’s Inn Campground. Then, you can use the shuttle to get on and off at any shuttle stop location throughout the park.
The shuttle loop for the 2018 season. See the National Park Service website for possible changes.
Where does the shuttle stop?
The shuttle stops at multiple places throughout the park. With free services, you can get on and off at any of these stops and an unlimited number of times. See the National Park Service Website for the most up-to-date information or further questions about shuttle stops and the shuttle service running time throughout the day. When you board to the shuttle, proof of paid park entrance fees may be required.
- Shuttle Station (recommended parking)
- Old Bryce Town
- Best Western+ Grand Hotel
- Best Western+ Ruby's Inn
- Ruby's Campground
- Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
- Sunset Campground (Southbound, does not enter campground)
- Bryce Point
- Inspiration Point
- Sunset Campground (Northbound, does not enter campground)
- Sunset Point
- Bryce Canyon Lodge
- Sunrise Point (General Store & High Plateau Inst. are nearby)
- Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
- Ruby's Campground (Northbound, does not enter campground)
Learn more about the Bryce Canyon National Park Shuttle.