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 truly 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 amazing 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
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Utah’s high desert, making the temperatures a little colder at night and during the shoulder seasons than you may have been expecting. Days can still get very hot, so be sure to hike with plenty of water.
This Park is relatively small, but it has some incredible trails and viewpoints. During the summer, there is one parking spot for every four cars that enter the park, often making the popular spots hard to get into with your car. Consider taking the free park shuttle to minimize crowding and congestion, and to ensure that you will be able to stop and see everything on your list of things to do.
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!