Visitation is highest from June to September and the Park
receives close to 1.75 million visitors annually.
Bryce Canyon is located northeast
of Zion Canyon on U.S. 89. Take Route 12 east to Bryce
Canyon National Park. Bryce is 86 miles from Zion National
Bryce Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 170001
Bryce Canyon, Utah 84717-0001
Entrances. From north or south
on US 89: Turn east on Utah 12 and travel to junction
of Utah 12 and 63. Turn south (right) on Utah 63 and travel
3 miles to reach park entrance. East Entrance:
west on Utah 12 to the intersection of Utah 63. Turn south
to reach park entrance.
Individual Pass: $10 for 7 Days. (Includes free
and unlimited use of park shuttles in summer months)This
entrance fee applies to motorcycles, bicyclists, or
individuals traveling on foot
Canyon Entrance Fee: $20 for 7 Days. (Includes free
and unlimited use of park shuttles in summer months).
This fee covers all occupants of a private vehicle (non-commercial)
Tours (Bus - large 26+ seats): $150 One Time. This
entrance fee applies to commercial tour buses. NOTE:
Group size is determined on vehicle seating capacity
not # of actual people.
Tours (Bus - small 16-25 seats): $60 One Time.
This entrance fee applies to commercial tour buses.
NOTE: Group size is determined on vehicle seating capacity
not # of actual people.
Tours (Passenger Van 7-15 seats): $50 One Time.
This entrance fee applies to commerical tours traveling
in vans and is a per vehicle fee. NOTE: Group size is
determined on vehicle seating capacity not # of actual
Tours (Passenger Vehicle 1-6 seats): $25 + $5/person
One Time. This entrance fee applies to small commerical
tours. NOTE: Group size is determined on vehicle seating
capacity not # of actual people.
Parks Pass: The
National Parks Pass is an annual pass that provides admission
to any national park charging an entrance fee. The pass
costs $50 and is valid for one full year from first use
in a park.
For an additional $15, a Golden Eagle hologram
may be purchased and affixed to a National Parks Pass
to cover entrance fees at not only national parks, but
also at sites managed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
the U. S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.
The Golden Eagle holograms are available at National Park
Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land
Management fee stations.
Golden Age Passport: $10 one time charge for US
citizens or residents age 62 or older. The Golden Age
Passport is a lifetime entrance pass to national parks,
monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national
wildlife refuges that charge an entrance fee.
Golden Access Passport: Free for disabled US citizens
or residents. These passports are available at the visitor
other passports are available at the Entrance Station
to the park.
and Permits. Park Campsites
are first-come, first served, except for the group site
which is by reservation only. Reservations are recommended
for the Bryce Canyon Lodge.
$5 permit is required for overnight backcountry camping.
This is a flat fee (regardless of # of people or # of
nights) that is required for overnight backcountry camping.
This permit can only be obtained in person at the Bryce
Canyon Visitor Center
Hours. The visitor center is open all
year from 8am to 8pm (seasonally variable). Closed Thanksgiving
Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The park is open
24 hours per day through out the year. There may be temporary
road closures during and shortly after winter snow storms
until plowing is completed and conditions are safe for
visitor traffic. Road maintenance may require brief closures
of individual areas at other times.
Regular commercial flights serve Cedar City (87 miles),
St George (150 miles) and Salt Lake City (270 miles),
Utah, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada (270 miles).
Bryce Canyon Airport (4 miles), operated by Garfield Country,
has commercial flights from Las Vegas. Phone: (435)834-5239
for current carriers and schedules Private planes are
welcome at this uncontrolled airport.
From the north or south on US Hwy 89: Turn east on Utah
Hwy 12 (seven miles south of Panguitch, Utah) and travel
to the junction of Utah 12 and 63. Turn south (right)
onto Utah 63 and travel three miles to reach the park
the east: Travel west on Utah 12 to the intersection with
Utah 63. Turn south (left) to reach the park entrance.
bus tours are available from St. George, Cedar City and
The Bryce Canyon Shuttle is designed
to leave the hassles of parking a car outside the park.
Leave your car at the Shuttle Parking area and hop on
the bus into the park. Our three different shuttle lines
ensure smooth travel to each of the view points every
10 to 15 minutes.
can hit all the northern view points, then hike from Bryce
Point to Sunrise Point and catch the shuttle back to your
car, back to the lodge, or back to your campground.
are also cars available for rent outside the park. Horseback
rides available inside the park. Biking is allowed on
paved roads only. There are no mountain biking trails
within the park.
At 8,000 to 9,100 feet, summer
days are pleasant (80's) and nights are cool (40's). Afternoon
thundershowers are common during mid- to late summer.
and Fall weather is highly variable with days of snow
or days with strong sun and 70 degrees.
winter days are offset by high altitude sun and dry climate.
Winter nights are sub-freezing. March is our snowiest
month, but snow can occur October through April. Average
snowfall is 95 inches, providing crosscountry skiing and
high altitude sun can burn in any season. We recommend
hats and sunscreen all year. Layered clothing is also
good preparation for the plateau's temperature extremes
and frequent strong winds.
valuables in your car out of sight.
someone know of your itinerary when hiking in the backcountry.
blisters by wearing comfortable boots or shoes which
fit the terrain.
prepared for any weather condition. Wear sunscreen and
a hat. Carry plenty of water. Hike in the earlier hours
of the morning or later in the afternoon. Bring the
proper equipment in the winter.
hypothermia by wearing layers. If you find yourself
shivering and feel disoriented, seek shelter and drink
warm liquids. Hypothermia can develop and is a serious
condition requiring medical attention.
for mountain lions(also known as panthers, cougars,
or pumas.) If you encounter one, back away slowly; if
attacked, wave, shout, and throw rocks. DO NOT RUN.
Watch children closely.
not feed or touch wildlife. They can carry disease.
an intestinal disorder, can result from drinking water
from the streams or lakes in the mountains. Carry sufficient
water. Purify water taken from the lakes and streams
using a Giardia-rated water filter, or by boiling it
for three to five minutes.
Centers and Exhibits. Stop at
the Visitor Center for information, exhibits, a museum,
bookstore and a short informational video shown on the
1/2 and on the hour. Short geology talks held at Inspiration
Point, but are held at the Visitor Center Museum during
and Camping Facilities. Xanterra Parks
and Resorts, Inc. operates the Bryce Canyon Lodge, with
114 rooms including lodge suites, motel rooms and cabins.
The season begins April 1 and runs through October 31.
lodging is available throughout the area. Reservations
in Bryce. Bryce Canyon has two campgrounds,
North and Sunset, with a total of 204 sites available
on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are
not accepted. Cost is $10 per site per night. There is
a limit of 6 people, 3 tents, and 2 vehicles per site.
Sites fill by early afternoon during the summer months.
Open All Year
Tent and trailer sites are available on a first come,
first served basis. Some pull-through motorhome sites
are available. Restrooms are provided. Showers are available
at the General Store near Sunrise point. There are no
hookups at the sites and generator hours are restricted.
There is a dump station available during the summer months.
are no hook-ups, but a fee-for-use sanitary dump station
is available seasonally near North Campground. Loop A
of North Campground has a heated restroom and remains
open through the winter.
Open from late April to early October.
Tent and trailer sites are available on a first come,
first served basis. Restrooms are provided. Showers are
available at the General Store near Sunrise Point. There
are no hookups in the park, and generator hours are restricted.
There is a dump station available for use in the summer
months near North Campground
Camping: Sunset Campground also has a group
campsite. Group size is limited to 7-30 people and 8 vehicles.
The cost is $3 person >age 6, with a minimum of $30
per night. Call (435) 834-4801 for more information and
to make reservations.
and Supplies. The dining room at Bryce
Canyon Lodge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dinner reservations are required. A gift shop and post
office are also available at the Lodge. Private stores
in the immediate area are open all year for food, supplies
and other services.
Activities. Sight-seeing, hiking, camping,
backpacking, photography, horseback riding, cross-country
skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching and other wildlife
observation, star gazing, contemplation, relaxation.