On a clear day you can see for more than 100 miles from some of the viewpoints of the rugged Bryce Canyon National Park. This southern Utah park offers a handful of accommodations, including the local lodge and two campgrounds. Find more options in the surrounding towns close to Bryce Canyon.
Bryce Canyon Lodge
Bryce Canyon Lodge, near Sunrise and Sunset points, includes a variety of suites, cabins and motel rooms. The 114 available rooms are open between April 1 and October 31. The facility includes a dining hall offering three meals a day, a gift shop and post office. The rustic lodge was built using stone and wood from the local area in 1924.
North and Sunset campgrounds are located near the Visitor Center at the entrance to the park. Ponderosa pine forests cover some of both campgrounds, giving them areas with both shade and sun. Both campgrounds offer around 100 sites each, with a mix of campsites for tents and RVs. The campgrounds do not provide hook-ups, but have dump stations within them. The nearby general store provides showers and a laundromat, and each campground has restrooms and drinking water available.
Find lodging options such at motels and bed and breakfasts in surrounding towns such as Tropic, Cannonville and Panguitch. These offer good jumping-off points if you plan to visit other nearby national parks such as Zion or Capitol Reef.
Touring the Park
Travel the lone 18-mile road through the park to visit the canyon, stopping at marked points to view the odd rock formations known as hoodoos, or to take short loop trails to see the area flora and fauna. If you feel adventurous, hike parts or all of the Under-the-Rim Trail that traverses the park. This trail takes you through 23 miles of rugged territory and offers eight backcountry campsites, but you need a permit to stay.
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