Bryce Canyons National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

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VISIT Bryce Canyon National Park:

Bryce Canyon National Park is a stunning national park located in southern Utah in the United States. The park is known for its unique geology, with colorful rock formations and spires known as hoodoos that rise from the ground. The park is located at a high elevation, with a dry and temperate climate that offers cool summers and cold winters.

The park is situated on the Paunsaugunt Plateau, which is part of the Colorado Plateau, a region known for its dramatic landscape and geological diversity. The park is home to a variety of plant species, including pinyon pine, juniper, and ponderosa pine. It is also home to a variety of wildlife, including mule deer, pronghorns, elk, and a variety of birds and small mammals.

The park is a popular destination for hiking, including the very popular Fairyland Loop Trail. There is also a network of other trails that lead through the park’s many canyons and valleys.

Park Details

Bryce Canyon National Park was established on June 8, 1923, and has a total area of 35,835 acres (56 square miles, or 145 square kilometers).

Address Highway 63, Bryce, UT, 84764
HoursOpen 24 hours a day all year
Entrance Fee$35 per vehicle, valid for 7 days
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Bryce Canyon National Park is the 39th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Bryce Canyon National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Bryce Canyon National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Bryce Canyon National Park are September, June, May & August.

Park Visits37,72535,65396,800201,771294,862369,184284,523191,404287,185183,46177,50144,531
Avg Temp333543536474797669584434
Max Temp434656667583868378705847
Avg Temp192126303847565446352518
Min Temp-118162231454529196-3
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Bryce Canyon National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Bryce Canyon National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
South to North, Arizona to Montana & Saguaro to Glacier2,12014
Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase–Escalante to Capitol Reef5839
Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon to Zion75010

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Cedar Breaks National Monument37 mi
Zion National Park54 mi
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area58 mi
Pipe Spring National Monument61 mi
Capitol Reef National Park67 mi
Rainbow Bridge National Monument76 mi
Grand Canyon National Park109 mi
Navajo National Monument111 mi
Natural Bridges National Monument118 mi
Canyonlands National Park136 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Bryce Canyon National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Sunset - Bryce National ParkBryce Canyon, UT more 1 miles
North - Bryce National ParkBryce Canyon, UT more 1 miles
King CreekPanguitch, UT more 5 miles
Red CanyonPanguitch, UT more 11 miles
Kodachrome Basin State ParkCannonville, UT more 12 miles
Rock Springs Bench - Grand Staircase Nat MonHenrieville, UT more 14 miles
Henrieville Creek - Grand Staircase Nat MonHenrieville, UT more 14 miles
Pine LakeBryce Canyon, UT more 14 miles
White BridgePanguitch, UT more 24 miles
Panguitch LakePanguitch, UT more 27 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Bryce Canyon National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Brian Head ResortBrian Head, UT10,929 ft45%38 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Bryce Canyon National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Harry Reid International AirportLASLas Vegas, NV196 mi
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT218 mi
Lake Havasu City International AirportLHSLake Havasu City, AZ248 mi
Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportPHXPhoenix, AZ290 mi
Ontario International AirportONTOntario, CA391 mi
Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV430 mi
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO432 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Cedar City Regional AirportCDCCedar City, UT51 mi
Saint George-Southwest Utah International AirportSGUSt George, UT84 mi
Grand Canyon National Park AirportGCNGrand Canyon - Tusayan, AZ116 mi
Flagstaff Pulliam International AirportFLGFlagstaff, AZ174 mi
Provo-Utah Lake International AirportPVUProvo, UT180 mi
Prescott International Airport - Ernest A. Love FieldPRCPrescott, AZ206 mi
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO222 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.

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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.