Bryce Canyon National Park

Great Day Trip Experience in Southern Utah

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Bryce Canyon is a stunning National Park in southern Utah filled with rock sandstone hoodoos uniquely shaped by erosion of millions of years. Millions of tourists flock to southern Utah each year to see Bryce Canyon National Park in person. It is a sight to behold. A few words come to mind; breathtaking, stunning, speechless, mind-boggling, wow, and "are you kiddin' me?" These are some of the first reactions people have when they first see the Bryce Canyon hoodoos at several of the overlook viewpoint in the park. National Park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. Bryce Canyon is not really a canyon as you might envision one, it is more of a collection of massive natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.

Bryce Canyon Park Information

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, southern Utah; Bryce Canyon is located approximately 4.5 miles south of the intersection of Hwy. 12 & Hwy. 63
Area: 55 square miles
Park Hours: Open 24 hrs, year round 
Phone: (435) 834-5322
Established: February 25, 1928
Management: U.S. National Park Service

The visitor center is open year-round and is located 1.5 miles inside the park. It is open daily during the following hours:
May - September: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
October - April: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
November - March: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The visitor center and fee booths are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Bryce Canyon National Park Map

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon Fees and Passes

The best deal if you plan to visit multiple parks within 12 months is the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. It costs $80. This pass is available to purchase online as well.

  • Individual entrance to Bryce Canyon: $12 (good for 7 days) This includes individuals entering by foot, bicycle, motorcycle (pay per person).
  • Vehicle Entrance to Park: $30 (good for 7 days) This includes all occupants of a vehicle.
  • Backcountry Permits: Permits are required for all overnight stays. Permits may be purchased at the Visitor Center from 8 a.m. until one hour before closing.
  • We do not accept advance reservations via the internet or mail. Reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance, in person, at the visitor center. Each includes unlimited use of the Shuttle during its operating season.

Closest Airport:

The closest major airports are Las Vegas (LAS), Nevada and Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah, each approximately 270 mi from the park. There are smaller airports in Cedar City (CDC), Utah (80 miles) and St. George (SGU), Utah (125 miles).

Train (car rentals):

Amtrak stops at Grand Junction, CO, Green River, UT, and Salt Lake City. Car rentals and shuttle services are available from Grand Junction and Salt Lake City. We offer up to 20% off car rentals from our rental car partners Enterprise and Dollar for guests staying at Paradise Village at Zion. 

Public Transportation:

There is no public transportation to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Utah hot spot distances in miles to Bryce Canyon:

Driving Directions From Salt Lake City:

Take I-15 south to UT-20 (exit 95). Travel east on UT-20 to US-89. Follow US-89 south to UT-12. Travel east on UT-12 to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Driving Directions From Las Vegas: 

Take I-15 north to UT-9 (exit 16) east which takes you through scenic Zion National Park (or you can take UT-14 (exit 59) east as an alternate) to US-89, then go north to UT-12 (Scenic Byway) then go east to UT-63 which is in entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.
From Grand Junction. Take I-70 west to US-89 (exit 23), then go south to UT-12 (Scenic Byway, then go east to UT-63.

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Vacation Home Lodging Accommodations Near Bryce Canyon National Park

Paradise Village at Zion is a new vacation home resort community located within 1.5 hrs to Bryce Canyon National Park. Rent private vacation homes nightly or longer for groups, families, or a family reunion. You can visit Bryce Canyon and Zion and then stay nearby in comfortable vacation homes with large families. You can rent multiple homes together for groups of 50 or more. It is the perfect southern Utah lodging destination for visits to Bryce Canyon and other National Parks.


You will also love the amazing two-tier swimming pool at Paradise Village, as well as the clubhouse fitness room, pickleball and sand volleyball courts, splash pad, baseball fields at Archie Gubler Park next door.


Utah's Best Vacation Rentals offers vacation homes for rent near Bryce Canyon National Park.


Call Reservations (801) 747-0218 to book your lodging for your next trip to Bryce Canyon in beautiful southern Utah.