Bryce Canyon National Park

History

In 1600 B.C., a Babylonian artisan sat in front of a stone tablet and, with a practiced hand, inscribed the history of his people. That act of recording important events in stone has not, however, been limited to the pursuits of humankind. Millions of years before the Babylonian ever ...

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Sights To See

"The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time." — Henry David Thoreau Had Thoreau seen the stunning rock formations of Bryce Canyon, he might not have described the elements as ...

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Visitor Services

Head northeast from Zion along U.S. 89. Turn east on National Scenic Byway 12, an All-American Road. Drive through scenic Red Canyon to the top of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, then turn south onto Route 63 to Bryce Canyon National Park. The distance from Zion is 86 miles. Park Fees: Entrance ...

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Eddie Lopez

Welcome to Bryce Canyon, famous for its unique geology consisting of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Check out eerie, grotesque and often whimsical hoodoos in the park, along with ancient trees and scenic views from the rim. The park transcends 2,000 feet of elevation and exists in three distinct climatic zones: Spruce/Fir Forest, Ponderosa Pine forest, and Pinyon Pine/Juniper Forest. Scientists and children alike can enjoy this magical park!

Park Acreage: 
35835
Highest Point: 
Rainbow Point
Highest Point Elevation: 
9105 feet
Visitor Count: 
890676
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Bryce Amphitheater; Paunsaugunt Plateau; Queen's Garden; Sinking Ship; Silent City; Wall Street; Fairyland Canyon; Thor's Hammer; The Alligator; The Sentinel, and Queen Victoria
Endangered Species: 
Utah Prairie Dog; California Condor; Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $25; Individual Pass - $12; Bryce Canyon National Park Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Tropic, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Bryce Canyon, UT; Tropic, UT; Cannonville, UT; Henrieville, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS); Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC); Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC); Saint George Municipal Airport (SGU)

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