Bryce Canyon Travel Guide

Use our Bryce Canyon travel guide to plan the perfect vacation!

Bryce Canyon is a stunning Utah National Park.

This guide includes information about the hiking trails, scenic drives, photography spots and other things to do at the park.

Plus we share best times to visit, a packing list, recommended places to stay and more!

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Bryce Canyon Travel Guides

Start planning your trip to Bryce Canyon by using these resources with helpful information about visiting the park, services available, and ideas for activities to do there.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Bryce Canyon?

There are important things to know about visiting Bryce Canyon during the different seasons of the year. You’ll need to be aware of the busy seasons at the park. Check out these articles to know all about planning a trip during a specific season or month so you know in advance what to expect.

Attractions and Things to Do

Here’s a list of things to do, see and photograph at Bryce Canyon. Explore the various points of interest by driving, hiking or biking. And don’t forget to know all about the best photo spots. This is one beautiful park where you’ll want to take pictures of the stunning landscape!

Tips and Resources to Plan Your Trip

Here’s a list of good resources for what to pack for your trip. Use the packing checklist no matter what time of the year you visit. And learn all about why you need the NP annual park pass, and where to buy it. Plus, there’s a fun list of national park gifts!

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:

Where to Stay near Bryce Canyon:

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