One of the most unique places to visit in Utah, or anywhere, is Bryce Canyon National Park!
No other place on earth has the amazing geology of hoodoos, bridges, arches and windows you’ll find at this park.
Explore Bryce Canyon by car along the scenic drive and or on foot on the many hiking trails.
The spectacular landscape just begs to be photographed! We’ve shared our favorite views and photo spots below.
Use our Bryce Canyon travel guide, packing checklists, tips and resources to plan your getaway!
It’s also helpful to know the best time to visit 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
Where to Stay near Bryce Canyon:
- Bryce Canyon Places to Stay
- Bryce Canyon Camping
- Bryce Canyon National Park RV Vacation
- 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!
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