Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park Overview

At dawn and dusk, mule deer graze the forested plateau along the road into Bryce Canyon. The alpine environment is home to dozens of species of mammals and birds, all acquainted with a spectacular truth: this is no ordinary forest. Water and wind over millions of years of freezes and thaws have carved into the plateau endless fields of the park’s distinctive red rock pillars, called hoodoos, into the park’s series of natural amphitheaters. Seek out the canyon floor on foot or stick to the overlooks by car. Bryce Canyon National Park invites discovery.

Every year, Bryce Canyon National Park awes visitors with spectacular geological formations and brilliant colours. The towering hoodoos, narrow fins, and natural bridges seem to deny all reason or explanation, leaving hikers gazing around with jaws agape in wondrous incredulity. This surreal landscape is what brings people from around the world to visit Bryce Canyon National Park.

An overnight stay in one of Bryce Canyon National Park’s campgrounds or lodge is highly recommended to experience the early morning and late evening in Bryce, when the pink-orange sandstone goes through a dramatic transformation of light, shadow, and colour. A view of Bryce under a full moon is also an experience you will never forget. And when the moon is dark, Bryce is one of the best places in the nation for stargazing because of its pristine air and lack of surrounding development. Alternatively, stay in Bryce Canyon City located a 5-minute drive away for a wide-range of accommodation offerings.


Video Credit: Bryce Canyon Country


Visit Bryce Canyon National Park

View our itinerary suggestions and accommodation offerings for Bryce Canyon National Park. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

View holidays