Hey there! Are you ready to plan an unforgettable trip to Bryce Canyon National Park?! You will be in awe of the unique red rock pillars (called hoodoos), the stunning viewpoints, and the diversity of desert plants and animals that make up this fragile landscape.
Words honestly do not describe the expansive vistas you will encounter in Bryce Canyon National Park! Stop at the many viewpoints to get the best shot, or go on a hike to experience the magnitude of this fantastic place.
There is so much to do. You may have already looked at a map and been a little overwhelmed — and eager to make sure that you don’t miss the best sights.
I’m a former park ranger, and I’ll help you plan your vacation down to the details. I’ve extensively explored Bryce Canyon and am here to help! Whether this is your first time to Bryce Canyon, or if you are returning after many years and would like to be reintroduced to the park, this list of 10 things is for you.
What You Need to Know
- Don’t miss out on anything during your trip! For the best experience, get an early start to your day and have a solid plan — like this detailed itinerary.
- The Rim of Bryce Canyon sits as high as 9100 feet above sea level! The weather can be unpredictable, and lightning is frequent (and very dangerous) during the summer months. Take time to learn lightning safety tips before you go.
- Bryce Canyon only has one lodge within the park, and it fills up fast. You can try to snag a reservation at the lodge here. If camping is your thing, you can learn more about the park’s campgrounds by clicking here.
- Parking is extremely limited during the summer. Consider taking the free park shuttle to minimize crowding and congestion.
Traffic and crowding in Bryce Canyon can be terrible.
Did you know that there is only one parking space for every four cars that enter the park?
Are you hoping to see the best sights without getting stuck in traffic, circling parking lots, or being surrounded by people?
Stay ahead of the crowds with this Bryce Canyon Itinerary. You will see all of the can’t-miss spots, plus get lodging and dining guides, driving directions, and insider tips!
I’ll make sure that you don’t miss the sights that make this park so famous, but I also want to provide a few treasures that are off-the-beaten-path as well. Let the adventure begin!