Sunset Point

Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park: Address, Phone Number, Sunset Point Reviews: 5/5

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Trisha
Fair Lawn, NJ443 contributions
To reach the Sunset Point parking area, drive 0.7 past the turnoff to Sunrise Point on the main park road and then turn left at the signed junction for Sunset Point. You can also walk through the Sunrise point to Sunset point if you reached early. This easy walk follows a half-mile section of The Rim Trail in Bryce Canyon offering panoramic views of one of the most impressive sections of the Bryce Amphitheater below. Parking fills up quickly during times of high usage. More parking may be available near The Lodge at Sunrise Point. The view of Liquid GOLD pouring over the HOODOOS!
Written January 16, 2022
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The Places Where We Go Podcast
Simi Valley, CA944 contributions
Sunset Point is one of the stops along the scenic drive through Bryce Canyon National Park. If you are physical difficulties in venturing on hikes throughout the park, then at minimum, a stop here in your car and taking in a view at the overlook is worth the stop. If you are able to hike, you would get even more from your stop by spending several hours wandering through the landscape that is visible from Sunset Point.

There is much to take in visually, including the iconic Thor's hammer.

If your schedule permits, planning to be here around sunset will afford yet a more colorful experience and great photography opportunities.
Written July 1, 2020
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS2,866 contributions
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Sunset Point viewing area is a popular spot within Bryce Canyon. The large parking lot is often filled during the day, as the views are amazing with access to Sunrise & Inspiration Points, Rim Trail, and the Navajo/Queens Garden Hiking Loop. This is one of the only full restroom facilities in the park, along with the Visitors Center. The only other restrooms are a very few outhouse options. We especially enjoyed Sunset Point in the evening. When the setting son lit up the Canyon and spectacular hoodoos! Breathtaking!
Written October 22, 2021
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,226 contributions
Sunrise, sunset. Six of one, half a dozen of another. Pretty soon, spectacular views at Bryce Canyon National Park become routine. I'll remember Sunset Point for two things:

(1) Seeing Thor's Hammer, admittedly from far above. Navajo Loop Trail, which departs from Sunset Point, passes it. Not feeling up to doing that trail, I had to content myself with pictures from on high -- pictures that still have me thinking, "Is that really Thor's Hammer? It looks so unimpressive from up here."

(2) Walking Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point and back again. It's a nice easy trail (level, but cliffside) with some great views and the option of veering off to Bryce Canyon Lodge for lunch, an option we took.
Written October 31, 2021
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,380 contributions
This is one of the most popular overlooks for the Amphitheater. It's also a good jump off point for a variety of inner canyon hikes. For this reason, parking begins to fill early. Even on less busy days, it's still bound to be cramped by cars. There's also a shuttle stop here, so you can hop the bus and take it elsewhere or else ride the bus from where you were able to grab a parking spot to this point. Hikers/cyclists can use the paved connector trail running through all of the popular view points. Great dramatic landscape views along the rim and from the overlook here. Look down deep into the canyon. A short hike down can be done by following the Navajo Loop. Though the 1/4 mile upswing section on what's called Wall Street can be quite taxing. A bit longer hike can be made by dropping down to the canyon bottom the same way but then heading back up to Sunrise Point on the Queen's Garden trail. If you have the time and want to stay down the better part of the day, connect to the Peek-a-boo trail and do the loop and return. If you don't loop you can end up at Bryce Point where you'll need to wait for the shuttle bus to return to Sunset (or you can walk along the rim). Anyway, this place is a blast. The lodge is nearby and a general store is at Sunrise Point a half mile walk along the rim. If you're here when there's no snow, this place will be pretty crowded. Masks are optional in this county, so carry one because the overlooks will have lots of photo op tourists and young kids, and the trails might have a line of people flowing in each direction
Written August 17, 2020
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NatParkLove
Peoria, IL1,679 contributions
Sunset Point is beautiful with great views and easy walking to get there. We actually went here for sunrise since all the sunrise crowds were at Sunrise Point, but you still get just as great views here. There were only a few other groups watching with us. You can easily hop on the rim trail and walk a little or a lot. It's also fast to walk here from the cabins or lodge if staying in the park.
Written July 30, 2021
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Roselle S
Huntington, Arkansas, United States74 contributions
On June 30, 2021 we entered the park at Sunrise point and exited at Sunset per the Park Rangers suggestion. The entry was extremely easy and the hike was perfect. The temps for the day ran in the low 70's. We, there was 6 of us ranging from 14 to 70 took our time hiking and photographing, picnicking along the way. We arrived at the Sunset end of the hike and proceeded to go uphill. It was an extremely stressful and difficult part of the hike. I had to constantly stop and rest along with a few others along the way that were about my age. I am not an avid hiker but I do my fair share. It seems it would have been better to go down at the Sunset side and go up and the Sunrise side, but we were assured that there were more hiking accidents that happened doing that so we went with their suggestion. If I had it to do over again I think I would take my chances and proceed differently. But all in all it was an awesome beautiful hike
Written July 23, 2021
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flosventure
Arizona147 contributions
Sunset Point was clearly my favorite view point in the entire park! Inspiration point comes in second but Sunset Point clearly wins. Just a very typical Bryce view you get and with the Navajo Loop down there, you can hike to Thor's Hammer and Wall Street. Wall Street is very impressive and I would highly recommend going down there when you're already at this point!
Written September 9, 2020
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TheRealJTForReal
Hopkinsville, KY429 contributions
The photo posted is actually just below Sunset Point, as I took the photo from the Navajo Loop, but close enough.
Sunset Point, along with Inspiration Point were, in my opinion, the best view points at Bryce. GO!
Written June 24, 2022
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BernieMat
Cohasset, MN112 contributions
Good views all day. For the best color, try to get there an hour or so before sunset. As the sun goes down, it shines on the side of the formations that face you. They will actually go into shadow before the sun really sets behind you, so get there earlier.
Written May 23, 2021
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