Bryce Canyon National Park has been worn down by wind and rain for thousands of years and it now offers one of the most beautiful and unique sights in the entire world. The Bryce Amphitheatre is jaw-dropping, the sunrise and sunset viewpoints otherworldly, and best of all, you can drive to see them all. All-in-all it is a great place to go whether for a weekend or just for the day. With so many other great parks in the region, you can enjoy a truly stellar trip down south.
Where Can You Stay in Bryce Canyon National Park?
If you want to fully explore the region, then there are some great RV parks near Bryce Canyon for you to choose from. Enjoy the creature comforts of your own home in an RV or campervan, or alternative use their campsite grounds and pitch a tent. It’s great fun for couples, friends, and families alike.
How to Get around Bryce National Park
Hiking around the canyon is certainly an option. The more dramatic hikes will need you to head on out to Rainbow Point, and then walk back where you can enjoy 13 stunning vistas. For hikers that are looking for a challenge, multi-day hikes should look at the Backcountry trails, though you will need to register with the Visitor Center Help Desk first.
There are four viewpoints in Bryce Canyon National park that you can reach via car easily, so you can head on out to catch the sunrise or sunset without a problem.
The four main viewpoints are the Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration, and Bryce viewpoints, two of which are in our top five list (see below). They offer some truly great views and even a few easy, short hikes around the area if you wish to soak in the beautiful features of Bryce Canyon.
There are wrangler-guided horseback rides available if you wish to explore the amphitheatre in a new, unforgettable way.
Top 5 Best Trails and viewpoints to Do/See In Bryce Canyon National Park
From viewpoints to trails, one of the best things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park, hands down, is seeing the unique sandstone structures that dominate the area.
1. Navajo Loop Trail
This short, 1 to 2 hour loop will take you from the Sunset Point to the very floor of the canyon itself. You will even see Thor’s Hammer along the way.
2. Queens Garden Trail
This trail goes 320 feet into the canyon and takes you across many stunning views, like walking through a series of sandstone gardens.
3. Fairyland Loop Trail
This trail is one of the more challenging hikes in the park, as it is long, twisting, and includes both drops and climbs. It is well- groomed, however, so you can see some beautiful views right up close.
4. Inspiration Point
One of the best viewpoints that you can get to by car, this is one that is perfect for the photo backdrop views.
5. Bryce Amphitheatre (and Bryce Point)
Bryce Point is the best place to see the Bryce Amphitheatre. It can be hiked to or driven to and is one of the most popular sites in the area.