Planning a Bryce Canyon National Park RV vacation is a fun way to enjoy this amazing park in Utah!
Use the tips below and our Bryce Canyon travel guide to plan your trip!
We share information about the RV camping sites in and near the park as well as what to pack when visiting Bryce Canyon.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BRYCE CANYON
Hiking Shoes & Socks – Did you know the #1 and #2 causes of injury at Bryce Canyon is bad choice of footwear. Be sure to wear hiking boots with good ankle support and ample traction. Sport-sandals & “trainers” are NOT safe hiking footwear. We use and always recommend our Merrell Moab hiking shoes or Oboz hiking shoes worn with Darn Tough socks.
Hydration and Food – The #5 cause of injury at Bryce is dehydration. Drink 1 quart / liter every 1-2 hours. Always carry water with you during all hiking activities. Refill stations at Bryce Canyon: Bryce Canyon Visitor Center, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point and Bryce Canyon Lodge. We use hydration packs or carry Hydroflask bottles in our packs. Also eat plenty of healthy snacks and food. Remember it’s just as easy to become dehydrated in the cold as it is in the heat so carry plenty of water during the winter, and not just during the summer.
Sun Protection – Sunburns also lead to dehydration. Wear a sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses to protect from the sun overhead and reflected UV light. Utah’s high elevation and dry air can be hard on your skin so we always carry lip balm with sunscreen and hydrating lotion to apply as needed when we’re out exploring the trails.
Clothing – Bryce Canyon summers mean high temperatures, unrelenting sunlight, and low humidity. To keep cool, wear light colored, loose fitting clothing that does not absorb sunlight. During the winter, be sure to wear layers and winter clothing to stay dry and warm.
National Parks Pass – Before you visit Bryce Canyon National Park be sure to pack your The America the Beautiful Annual Pass.
Other items we recommend you pack for visiting Bryce:
- US National Parks packing list – FREE DOWNLOAD!
- Fleece jacket
- Buff headbands
- Hand sanitizer
- First aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Camera gear – FREE CHECKLIST DOWNLOAD
Bryce Canyon National Park RV Vacation
Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the most famous Utah National Parks due to its iconic and bizarre hoodoos.
The demands for RV campsites within and near the park are high during spring, summer and fall.
Keep reading to know more about visiting Bryce Canyon with your RV.
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RV Camping at Bryce Canyon National Park
Due to the high elevation at Bryce Canyon (8,900 feet above sea level), be sure to pack for the weather conditions. The temperatures drop at night, so it’s important to be prepared.
North Campground is close to the visitor center and general store with easy access to the Rim Trail.
The North Campground is open all-year-round, but during winter, some amenities may not be available like firewood, ice, and laundry.
There are 100 total sites along 4 loops. Loops A & B are primarily for RVs over 20 ft. North Campground requires reservations through Recreation.gov from May 27 to October 1. From October 2 to May 26 all sites are first-come, first-served.
Keep in mind there are no sewer, water or electrical hook-ups at this campground. There is a dump station available during the summer months.
Generators are permitted from 8 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 8 pm.
The Sunset Campground offers 100 sites with three different loops labeled A, B, & C and have specific camping requirements for each one. Loop A is specifically for RV vehicles over 20 ft, while tent campers can make reservations in Loop B & Loop C. There are two ADA accessible site along Loop A.
It’s important to note that Sunset Campground does not offer RV electrical hookups, water or sewer. In the summer months you can use the dump station near the North Campground.
Sunset Campground is closer to the main road than North Campground which can cause a bit of traffic noise. It’s not overly loud, but good to know in advance.
This campground is open April 15th – October 31st. It has 98 first-come, first-served sites and 3 reservable sites through Recreation.gov.
There is firewood, ice, and laundry available when open during the seasonal months of the year.
Generators are permitted from 8 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 8 pm.
RV Camping near Bryce Canyon National Park
Ruby’s Inn RV Park and Campground
Ruby’s Inn RV Park and Campground are located in Bryce Canyon City, the closest community to Bryce Canyon National Park, located three miles from the park entrance.
The RV park and campground can accommodate RVs, camp trailers and campers as well as sites for tent camping. There are 250 campsites with electric and water or full hook-ups. The large pull-through area is helpful for RV drivers!
Other amenities include restrooms, hot showers, internet, pool and hot tub included in the nightly rate. For convenience there is propane, a dump station, campers store, laundromat and a post office on site!
Bryce Canyon Pines Campground
Bryce Canyon Pines Campground is located along Highway 12, about ten minutes from Bryce Canyon. It is one of the best alternative options when the campsites in the park are full.
Each of the RV sites include full hook-ups (water, electricity, and sewer), picnic table and fire pit.
Campers also have access to restrooms and hot showers, and there is a guest laundry on site.
Bryce Pioneer Village RV and Campsites
Bryce Pioneer Village is located just 11 miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. It’s a beautiful campsite that sits on 13 acres of a landscaped property.
There are 12 sites available for RVs and camp trailers. The 35 feet long, pull-thru sites can accommodate most motor homes and fifth wheels. You’ll find full hook-up with 50 amp power.
Other amenities include shower facilities, restrooms, guest laundry, outdoor fire pits, pool and hot tub.
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Plan Your Bryce Canyon Vacation
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- Vacation Rentals Near Bryce Canyon
- Best Western Ruby’s Inn – easy access right outside the park
- Best Western Plus – also right outside the park
- Rent an RV – have it dropped off at your vacation destination!