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cinderellatheultimat
Saint James Parish, Jamaica69 contributions
If you're planning a trip to Zion National Park, I highly recommend to see Bryce Canyon as well. It's totally worth it to see all those majestic red-orange hoodoos looming in the background. We stopped at all the lookout locations that were available. You get amazing views looking from above along the rim, and equally good views looking up from the canyon too. The pictures do not do it justice. You have to go and make it happen so you can see it for yourself. We were here early morning in July 2021 with very few crowds but still decent weather to enjoy the outdoors.
Written April 8, 2022
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Angela H
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Friends
This is my favorite National Park! It is so unique and majestic pictures don’t do it justice. Highly recommend going early to watch the sunrise light up the Hoodoos and an inner canyon adventure aboard a horse or mule with Canyon Trail Rides. No matter what activity you choose you’ll be amazed at the beauty of this park
Written July 5, 2022
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Robyn P
Bucharest, Romania367 contributions
Couples
Bryce Canyon National Park is one of my favorite National Parks. Much smaller than Zion National Park, it's easier to visit. Bryce is also at a much higher elevation than Zion, which results in wonderful comfortable weather. Today, the temperatures were low 70's, and it was perfect weather. Bryce is famous for Hoodoo Rocks, which are brightly colored orange, red or white. The shapes of Hoodoo Rocks makes for amazing scenery, as they are formed into columns or even pedestals. The visitor center is located near the entrance and is the first opportunity to take the park shuttle. The The Shuttle brings visitors to the four most iconic viewpoints of Bryce Canyon National Park (Bryce, Inspiration, Sunset, and Sunrise Points). Route duration is about 50 minutes. As of today, masks were required to ride, but were also provided on the bus. Most of the walking paths are paved at the shuttle stops, which makes exploration much easier. I was surprised how busy Bryce was today on a weekday in early April, but it was still easy to visit without long wait times for the shuttle. We had an amazing time.

Written April 7, 2022
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Blimey2010
Houston, TX311 contributions
Family
This NP took my breath away because it is just unreal how the hoodoos jet up from the ground with incredible colors that look different depending on how the sun hits it. We did the Queen gardens trail going down into the hoodoos and came back up through the Navajo trail (Wallsteet). This is a bit challenging if not in a good shape, but it is well worth the hike. The total hike was about 4.5miles. Take your water, hat, and sunscreen with you. Plenty of rock squirrels and chipmunks. The amphitheater is just stunning. We visited late in the morning and parking was not an issue. The annual pass is a great way to see multiple NPs and it can be purchased from any of the NPs entry. We used ours to access 6 NPs in 2 weeks. It’s good for a year and costs $80. Entry to Bryce Canyon alone is $35 per car. We stayed in Kanab and drove 1.5hrs for a day trip to Bryce. Kanab is an easy launch pad for seeing Zion and Bryce and the city also has plenty to offer on its own.
Written July 8, 2021
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Zemin H
Atlanta, GA199 contributions
Family
Entering Bryce Canyon NP in the morning, I once again marveled at the extraordinary craftsmanship of nature. The crumbling rocks stand tenaciously, and the wrinkles washed out by wind and rain seem to tell the vicissitudes of ages. Against the background of the blue sky and white clouds, the ochre-colored rocks are just beautiful. So far so good. We decided to take the Two Bridges from Sunset Point first. Although the trail was short, the switchbacks on the steep hill trigger my unrecovered thigh soreness from Angels Landing climb. After a short break at noon, I went to the Queens Garden from Sunrise Point. Unexpectedly, the weather changed suddenly on the way, the temperature dropped very quickly, and the snow started to drift. I temporarily changed the plan and went through the loop from Sunrise Point to Sunset Point. Finding Victoria Queen hoodoo in the wind and snow, walking through the various stone forests, is also a different experience. There were only few cars left when we returned to the once crowded parking lot. Next morning we came to Sunrise Point to watch the sunrise, the warm morning light illuminates the stone forest making them looks translucent.

The local Indian tribe is Navajo. According to their legend, Coyote will petrify people with bad deed into sculptures here.
Written October 29, 2021
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Richard C
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Words cannot describe the beauty of this park. No other park has views that match this park. Parking can be tough but shuttle busses from the visitor center provide easy transportation. There is an entrance fee. If you plan to visit more than one park in the year buy the pass for all parks for the year … $80 a car which includes at least 4 occupants, maybe more. Must buy a month in advance because you need a paper pass or buy at gate of one of the parks. Check it out.
Written October 5, 2021
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Erick Tseng
San Francisco, CA499 contributions
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A truly magical national park, Bryce Canyon National Park is one of my all-time faves. The towering hoodoo rock formations awash in bright splashes of brilliant, sunny colors will take your breath away.

You can certainly visit this park from the comfort of your own car. However, I would highly recommend devoting at least a full day here to hike the fantastic trails. Wall Street and Queens Garden were my two favorites. There's a wonderful loop that takes you from Sunrise Point to Sunset Point along those two trails and the Rim Trail along the canyon top.

Inspiration point is also another can't miss. Don't forget to hike the 5 to 10 minutes up from the parking lot to your right for it even more glorious vistas. The entire Canyon looks like a massive amphitheater filled with a packed audience of playful hoodoos.

The Natural Bridge is nice and worth a quick stop for a photo op. However, if you're tight on time, I don't think you need to drive past Inspiration Point.
Written May 31, 2021
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Evamarie P
San Dimas, CA59 contributions
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I traveled with my husband and 19-year old son. We started our day at 8 am and went to the Shuttle Stop across from Ruby’s Inn. We purchased a park pass which gave us access to the free shuttle to take us through Bryce National Park. We stopped first at the Visitor Center and immediately went to the Information Tent outside. I signed us up for the Night Ranger Talk held at the North Amphitheater at 9pm. They only allow 40 people during COVID so you must sign up the same day and early. Then we hopped back on the shuttle and went to Bryce Point. This was one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. You can see the entire amphitheater from this view point. We took the advice from the shuttle driver and hiked the Rim Trail from Bryce Point to Inspiration Point about a 1.5 mile hike. If you are afraid of heights do not go. I was at first but then was so glad I went. It was a moderate hike and I would not take young children. Some parts are very narrow and the edge is very close. We hiked to Inspiration Point and hopped back on the shuttle back to the Shuttle Stop where we started. My son then rented a mountain bike for $25 for half a day and rode an 8 mile trail to Red Rock Canyon. I picked him up at the Tunnel. Then we rested back in our room. We went for dinner at The Pizza Place in Tropic and on our way back we stopped at Mossy Cave hike. It is very easy about half a mile and there is a small waterfall that you can walk behind. This was a great stop and highlight of our trip. Then we went back to room and rested and left for our night program at 8:30. The outdoor amphitheater has benches and a movie screen. The ranger spoke about animals seen at the canyon. One is the best parts was you could see a million stars in the sky just from sitting in the amphitheater. The ranger talk lasted 40 minutes and we were done for the day at 10 pm. Awesome day!
Written August 17, 2020
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orlandotourist
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We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park on our tour of National Parks of the Southwest.

We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park and planned what we do for the afternoon that we were there. Since we only had a few hours at the park, we went over the different trails available that run along the canyon. The heat of 100+ degrees in July and the elevation at 8100 ft. had some impact on our choice of trail to do.

There is a shuttle system within the park to get to various locations without having to drive and park. There is a guide for the various hiking routes with their distance, time, and level of difficulty to help one decide what trail to use.

We chose a 1.5 mile hike along the Rim Trail overlooking the canyon starting at Bryce Point and ending at Sunset Point. It was relatively flat, and even with the heat and altitude, it was an east walk to get several perspectives of the Canyon.

The highlight of Bryce Canyon are the so called “hoodoo” formations that are pinnacle like structures eroded from the sandstone. We were able to see such features as Thors Hammer and Wall Street, as well as some of the trails down below in the canyon that would have been interesting has we more time at the park.

Following our hike, we ate at a quick serve eatery next to The Lodge and Restaurant and had a little time for souvenirs at the large gift/souvenir shop.

It was a beautiful, cloudless sky, and ideal for our short visit to view this picturesque canyon and its interesting rock formations.
Written June 28, 2020
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Mark
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I visited Bryce Canyon about a dozen years ago and vowed to return. On my second more recent trip there, my wife and I again hiked into the canyon and did the Navaho Trial though Wall Street and then came up the Queens Garden Trail on our return. It took us a very leisurely 2 1/2 hours. Being in our mid to upper 60's and considering the elevation of over 8,000 feet, I would advise avoiding a hike during the heat of the day. My wife is in excellent shape but being on a beta blocker, she had difficulty ascending the hike back up. For most people in reasonable shape this is a very manageable hike. I got up before sunrise both of our mornings and Sunset Point is spectacular at sunrise. The two trails we hiked feature spectacular scenery of the famous rock formations called hoodoos. Peekaboo Loop looks even more awesome but is a much more demanding and lengthier hike. As there are limited options in and around Bryce, I would highly recommend staying at the Bryce Lodge for convenience and value. But you have to book the property way in advance to get the dates you want. I think an arrival in the afternoon followed by one full day and one more morning is the perfect amount of time if you want to hike into the canyon. (2 nights) We went in mid to late September which was perfect. I'm guessing late May to mid June would be equally good timing as the nights can get cold even in May and September. We've been to all of the national parks in Utah and Arizona. Bryce is the gem of them all. Hiking below and along the hoodoos watching them change colors is simply awesome and unforgettable.
Written April 23, 2020
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