Utah National Parks

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park



General Info & Web sites

Bryce Canyon National Park contains some of the world's most oddly shaped and beautifully colored rocks. Millions of years of wind, water and ice have formed the rocks into spires, called "hoodoos." It is the uniqueness of the rocks that caused Bryce Canyon to be designated as a national park.


Maps / Mileage Chart
  • NPS Printable Map (pdf)
    The full-color map that's handed out at the entrance station. Includes trails, roads and points of interest.
  • Google Map
    Browser based map of the park. Click and drag maps to view adjacent sections immediately. View satellite images of the park that you can zoom and pan.
  • Bryce Ampitheater Region Map
    nps.gov detailed map of the Ampitheater Region.
  • BryceCanyon.com
    Bryce Canyon National Park Maps


    Photography in Bryce Canyon
  • Utah Collections
    A collection of pictures, videos and documents related to the park.
  • Go-Utah.com
    Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Photo Gallery - Beautiful photos, pictures, images
  • nps.gov
    US National Park Service photo gallery of Bryce Canyon.
  • OhRanger.com
    Photos of Bryce Canyon National Park.
  • Ruby's Inn
    Bryce Canyon Photo Gallery.
  • TrekEarth
    This Bryce Canyon photo gallery is part of the TrekEarth Photo Gallery, a website devoted to photos from around the world.


Sights to See
Average Temperatures
January 39°F 9°F
February 41°F 13°F
March 46°F 17°F
April 56°F 25°F
May 66°F 31°F
June 76°F 38°F
July 83°F 47°F
August 80°F 45°F
September 74°F 37°F
October 63°F 29°F
November 51°F 19°F
December 42°F 11°F
  • Agua Canyon - two prominent hoodoos reside in Agua Canyon. On the left, is the taller of the two towers, "The Hunter." To the right is a hoodoo commonly referred to as the "Rabbit" or alternatively the "Backpacker."
  • Bryce Point - one of the most scenic vistas of the full amphitheater.
  • Fairyland Canyon - see hoodoos at an "eye-to-eye" level.
  • Farview Point - views of famous landmarks that make up the Grand Staircase.
  • Inspiration Point - The viewpoint at Inspiration Point consists of three levels that provide varied spectacular perspectives of the main amphitheater.
  • Mossy Cave - a wide, mossy overhang in the Claron limestone, kept moist by water dripping from the ceiling. This freezes in winter, and the large ice pillars beneath do not fully melt until midsummer.
  • Natural Bridge - This arch poses a stark contrast to the dark green of the Ponderosa forest that peeks through the arch from the canyon below.
  • Paria View - Looks across hoodoos and an amphitheater carved by Yellow Creek. The Aquarius Plateau and Paria River Valley are in the background.
  • Ponderosa Canyon - is so named because of the huge Ponderosa Pines on the canyon floor. Some of these trees measure more than 5 ft. in diameter and exceed heights of 150 ft.
  • Rainbow & Yovimpa - From Rainbow Point the entirety of the park stretches out before you back to the north. From Yovimpa Point you can get a good look at the sequence of rock layers called the Grand Staircase.
  • Sunrise Point - The view to the northeast from Sunrise Point captures Boat Mesa and the Sinking Ship, set against the stark Pink Cliffs of the Aquarius Plateau.
  • Sunset Point - offers vistas of some of the most famous and breathtaking of Bryce Canyon's hoodoos.
  • Swamp Canyon - appears relatively small and sheltered from the overlook, bounded on both sides by fins and hoodoos.


Park Activities

  • Bryce Canyon Country
    This site provides detailed travel related information to Bryce Canyon Mountain Biking and Activities.
  • Go-Utah.com
    Complete mountain biking information for Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah with maps, photos, trail descriptions, biking guides and outfitters, and more.
  • Trails.Com: Mountain Biking
    Bryce Canyon National Park Area Mountain Biking - Search for Trails by Map.
  • Utah.Com
    Biking Bryce Canyon National Park; where to ride in the Bryce area.
  • Go-Utah.com
    RV Park and Campground Information for Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
  • nps.gov
    US National Park Service information about camping in Bryce Canyon.
  • nps.gov - Backcountry Camping
    Information about camping in the backcountry of Bryce Canyon.
  • Utah.com
    Campgrounds near Bryce Canyon National Park.
Hiking / Backpacking
  • Go-Utah.com
    Complete hiking information for Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah with maps, photos, trail descriptions, guides and outfitters, and more.
  • nps.gov
    US National Park Service information about hiking in Bryce Canyon.
  • nps.gov - Backcountry Hiking Brochure (pdf)
    Information about backcountry hiking in Bryce Canyon.
  • Outdoor Eyes
    Downloadable GPS waypoints of the hiking trails in the park.
  • Trails.com
    Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking - Search for Trails by Map.

  • Utah.com
    Guide to hiking trails in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Horseback Riding
  • Go-Utah.com
    Horseback riding is offered in the Bryce Canyon National Park area.
  • nps.gov
    Private Horse & Mule Riding at Bryce Canyon
  • Utah.com
    Horseback trail rides in the Bryce Canyon National Park area; where to ride.
Scenic Drives
  • AllTrails
    Bryce Canyon NP Scenic Drive is a 20.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tropic, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels.
  • Go-Utah.com
    Complete scenic drive information for Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah with maps, photos, route descriptions and more.
  • Utah.com
    Some of the majestic scenery in Bryce Canyon National Park can be seen by auto touring, no hiking needed.