Bryce Canyon National Park, open all year for camping and tours, is located near the junction of Utah 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 soft light of the rising or setting sun. Visitors often drive through the 20-mile-long park, stopping to take in scenic viewpoints. You’ll be astonished by the contrast of the red rock formations and vibrant blue sky. Whether it’s hiking through the park amphitheater surrounded by hoodoos or traveling on horseback through trails of the Old West, these scenic adventures provide some of the best experiences in Bryce Canyon Country. Be sure to stop at the visitor center and museum at the entrance of the park to gather information about hiking tours and upcoming events. 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 Center is open all year except: Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)
Check the Visitor Center for times of Ranger-led walks & talks.
Interpretive programs are offered throughout the year, weather permitting.
Entrance Fees – Passes
An annual pass to Bryce Canyon National Park costs $40.
The America the Beautiful Annual Pass, which allows access into any National Park or Federal Recreation Land costs $80.
The America the Beautiful Senior Pass – $10 lifetime pass, for ages 62 and older.
You can buy either pass at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Note: The America the Beautiful Access Pass is free to permanently disabled U.S. residents. For more information on passes, visit www.nps.gov/brca.
Entrance Fees – Private Vehicle / Motorcycle / Individual on Foot or Bike
The fee for one private vehicle and its occupants is $35 (7 days).
The fee for an individual to enter the park is $20 (7 days).
The fee for a motorcycle is $30 (7 days).
Free with park entrance. 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. The North Campground is open all year. Camping is $20 a night per tent 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 per person (14 days) This permit is required for anyone camping in the back country of Bryce Canyon National Park. Permits are issued at the Visitor Center from 8 A.M. until two hours before sunset.
Showers / Laundry
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.
Commercial Tour Fee
- Bryce Canyon National Park Commercial Tour Fees
- Based on vehicle capacity for all tour groups and bus companies. Group size is determined on vehicle seating capacity not number of actual people for all tours.
- Vehicles with a seating capacity of 26 or greater will be charged a flat fee of $150
- Vehicles with a seating capacity of 16-25 seats will be charged a flat fee of $60.00
- Vehicles with a seating capacity of 7-15 seats (Passenger Van) will be charged a flat fee of $50.00
- Vehicles with a seating capacity of 1-6 seats will be charged a fee of $30.00 plus a per person fee of $15.00 for those over 16 years (not to exceed $50).