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“Spectacular vistas”

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Fabulous vistas. If you have all day, start at the Visitors Center then travel to the very end of the road first (Yovimpa Point) and work your way back up stopping at all the viewpoints on the way. If you have just a few hours, stop at Bryce Point and one or two others in the north part of the park (Inspiration, Sunset, Sunrise or Fairyland). Parking at Bryce Point is a hassle even in the off season, so taking the shuttle bus (stops in Bryce Canyon City) is not a bad option.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

At first I wasn't sure what all the hype was about. Bryce Canyon is mis-named ... it's not really a canyon and you don't drive into it ... you're driving on a ridge high above it. The entrance fee is $25 for 7 days. You can drive all the way to the end point - 18 miles ... with scenic points along the way to look down into the 'canyon'. THEN you can see what everyone's talking about. Each viewpoint is different and the colours and shapes are awesome. Note: the parking lots at each viewpoint can accommodate both cars and RV's but they can fill up quickly as some of them are the starting points for hikes. The park has an excellent shuttle bus service that picks up and drops off at many different points along the way and is an great alternative to driving and it's free! Camping in the park is limited and fills up VERY quickly in the summer - we were there in May and one campground was full although the other one was only about 1/2 full. Prices are $15 for an RV with 2 people per night. If you're looking at them on-line it's confusing as the on-line maps show 'North' Campground and 'South' Campground but when you get there it's North and SUNRISE campground. Not South. The North one is the first you come to and of course that fills up first - also it has a shower and general store inside the campground. The Sunrise is actually a little nicer tho I think. Both campgrounds have NO hookups at all so be warned. There are private campgrounds near with full hookups although they're pricey. There is a lodge also which looks pretty cool. It was built in the 1920's and just looks like it's out of a movie! I don't know the prices for the lodge. (There's also a very cool gift shop inside!)
When you're in the park I highly suggest you take at least one of the day hikes. Being right in amongst the hoodoos cannot be described. But be warned ... there are short hikes of about an hour but 1. you are at a higher altitude with less air 2. it gets really hot on the trail - TAKE WATER and 3. it's uphill all the way back 4. there are no bathrooms. If you can tho ... DEFINITELY do one of them! The Navajo Loop is closed 1/2 way thru but you can simply turn back or connect to the Queen's Garden Loop which is amazing.

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Wow. I love Bryce Canyon. One of the most incredible places I have seen. Everywhere you look is a breathtaking site. Is it a giant chess game or a melting terracotta army?This is simply one of the natural wonders of the world. One word of warning if like me you have spent your life at sea level and are also recovering from a very bad chest infection - the air is thin at 8000 feet.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Amazing what nature can do. Go see for yourself. You can drive to many overlooks or hike the many easy-to-strenuous trails. I hiked on the Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop trails and while very challenging enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

One day was not enough! NOTE: If you don't have a National Park pass, consider getting one! My Senior pass @ $10 when I was 62 has been the best buy ever for access of 4-6 people as I take family & friends into parks like this and save $25 or more each time.

We began at the visitors center a week before the seasonal shuttle started. You see Bryce Canyon from the top-down as the road takes you to the summit and you then descend back to the lodge and visitors center. That was good for us, as we defied the suggestion to drive to the top first. We pulled into each viewing area (making left turns) on our ascent to the summit. And we got some gr8 photos with the morning sun and avoided the crowds and parking issues that we saw on the return trip.

We had lunch at the Bryce Lodge and it was excellent and reasonable. It also gave us another look at the diversity of the visitors (mostly foreign) and the park history.

I'll return this fall and stay at Ruby's RV park in my motorhome next time for a few nights to do more hikes into the hoodoos, take advantage of ranger-led evening programs and really savor the nighttime stargazing and ambiance of the area.

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