Bryce Canyon’s rock formations are called Hoodoos!

Quick Introduction

Most people I talk to tell me Bryce is their favorite Utah National Park. It is one of 5 Utah National Parks, the others being Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. These are often referred to as the MIGHTY 5.

Most people visit it for a day, usually in conjunction with Zion and the Grand Canyon, or in conjunction with Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks (the Utah “Mighty 5” trip).

Bryce Canyon is a playful place. It’s textured and visually rich. It’s not imposing like the Grand Canyon. It doesn’t feel majestic like Zion. It invites you inside the formations to explore the canyon. You just HAVE to walk amongst those Hoodoos!

Basic Geography

Regional map (NPS)

Bryce is located in a very remote area in the central part of Southern Utah. It is surrounded by public land — national parks, monuments, and forests, as well as state parks.

It is located on Scenic Byway 12, a highway famous for providing spectacular red rock and white rock scenery.

It’s a small, narrow park with only one entrance.

Map of Bryce Canyon (NPS)

Visiting Bryce Canyon

It’s easy to walk to the rim of the canyon, look at the hoodoos, and say you’ve seen Bryce Canyon. But there is so much more in and around Bryce to see and do.


If it’s your first time, don’t miss:

If you’re visiting with a family, add some adventure with these activities:


Our Travel Guide

The best way to get the most out of Bryce Canyon is to get our must-have travel guide! We give you two options, a one-day travel guide or a multi-day travel guide. Both are very detailed itineraries and will help you get the most out of one day (or multiple days) in the park. We also include an audio guide! We even offer travel guides to Zion and the Grand Canyon and more.



Watch our trip planner video for tons of information