Bryce Canyon Winter Lodging + Travel Tips

We’ve put together this list of Bryce Canyon winter lodging options both in and out of the park. Winter is the offseason so many hotels, lodges, and campgrounds close this time of year.

When planning to visit Bryce Canyon in the winter, you’ll need to review the road conditions, closures, and weather for the time you’ll be at the park. Yes, it will be cold and you will need to bundle up, but the crowds are gone and you can truly appreciate this park in all its natural beauty.

Bryce Canyon winter lodging

Use this Bryce Canyon travel guide to plan your winter trip: weather, services, what to pack, and things to do.

We live only a few hours away from Bryce Canyon and have visited during all four seasons. The tips we share are based on our experiences visiting the area throughout the years, and specifically during the winter months of December, January, and February!

Our biggest tip is to be prepared for the winter weather so you’re able to enjoy the outdoor activities you want to do! Remember Bryce Canyon sits at 8,000 feet so the scenery changes dramatically in the colder months. You’ll have a unique experience here, but it requires a very different packing list.

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What to Expect at Bryce Canyon in the Winter

It’s important to know what to expect when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in the winter.

Remember Bryce Canyon sits at 8,000 feet so the scenery changes dramatically in the colder months. You’ll have a unique experience here, but it requires a very different packing list.

Winter Weather at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park weather can change quickly at this high elevation. Winter storms can create some challenging conditions. You can see current weather conditions at Bryce Canyon on the NPS website and check weather forecasts in advance for storms.

We recommend you check out the Bryce Canyon 7-day forecast as your visit approaches.

Don’t let these cooler temperatures deter you from visiting, with the right winter gear and clothing you will have an amazing trip to Bryce Canyon in the winter months. 

winter hiking gear

Winter Services at Bryce Canyon

The park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, even on holidays! But the visitor center will be closed on holidays so be sure to check the website for the most updated Bryce Canyon hours and closures for the winter months.

Restrooms at the following locations are open in the winter: Rainbow Point, Farview Point, Sunset Point, Visitor Center and North Campground.

When a snow storm hits the area, there may be temporary road closures. Road(s) will stay closed until plowing is completed and conditions are safe for visitor traffic. Check Bryce Canyon current conditions for more information.

Bryce Canyon Winter Activities

Here’s a list of Bryce Canyon winter activities, especially if you enjoy snow activities!

Bryce Canyon in the winter with snow
Bryce Canyon in the winter

Bryce Canyon Winter Lodging

With a range of accommodations from lodges to hotels to cabins, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the breathtaking snow-dusted landscapes around Bryce Canyon.

Bryce Canyon Lodge

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is the only place to stay inside the park. Unfortunately, it’s closed during the winter. Here are the approximate opening and closing dates:

Main Lodge & Suites: April 1 – end of November
Sunrise Motel: April 1 – end of October
Sunset Motel: April 1 – end of November
Cabins: mid-May – mid-October

Bryce Canyon Winter Camping 

Only loop A of North Campground is open for Bryce Canyon winter camping. There are 30 sites that are first come, first serve. During the winter, sites are usually available except around the major holidays.

Winter temperatures fall below freezing nearly every night. Bryce Canyon’s coldest and snowiest times of year is from December through February. 

Check out all the information you need to know for camping at North Campground.

Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn 

The Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn is one of the first options for those looking for a hotel in Bryce Canyon. It is located just 1-mile from the National Park.

They offer free transportation from Bryce Airport to the hotel, have comfortable rooms, an indoor pool, and a restaurant.  

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel 

Another popular choice and only a mile from the park, Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand is considered one of the more luxury options for this area.

The hotel itself has a gym, swimming pools and a large restaurant. If you want more than basic accommodations, this is the hotel for you.  

Bryce Canyon in the winter with snow
Bryce Canyon in the winter with snow

Bryce View Lodge

Bryce View Lodge, part of the Ruby’s Inn Resort puts you within a 10-minute drive of Bryce Canyon National Park and features a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours).

Guests can enjoy the fitness center and nearby snowshoeing trails in the winter.

Bryce Canyon Pines

Located less than five minutes from the park, Bryce Canyon Pines offers standard rooms, deluxe rooms, cottages, and family suites.

The deluxe room and family suites have fireplace options, which are a great addition for winter vacations!

Bryce Country Cabins 

Open year-round you’ll find Bryce Country Cabins in nearby Tropic, 15-minutes from the park.

You’ll find individual log cabins, premiere cabin suites, family cabin suites, and even vacation villas.

The Bullberry Inn Bed & Breakfast 

The Bullberry Inn is one of the highest ranked B&B’s for the Bryce Canyon area. It’s in the town of Tropic near the Scenic Byway 12 on the edge of the park.

The Bullberry Inn is a working farm that offers up comfortable and spacious pine-furnished rooms, free Wi-Fi, a homemade breakfast, and free parking with some nice views. 

Stone Canyon Inn 

Located in Tropic is the beautiful Stone Canyon Inn. At the Inn you have a choice of accommodations: rooms, cabins, bungalows, but the most unique of all is the tree houses.

Some of the units include a hot tub or fireplace which are nice amenities in the winter.

Bryce Canyon Vacation Rentals 

The area has plenty of Bryce Canyon vacation rentals that include private homes and cabins of all sizes.

We enjoy the privacy and homey feel of vacation rentals. Kitchens allow us to save money by cooking our own meals. It’s also nice if you have access to park in the garage, or if they have a washer and dryer available.

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