Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Covering over 55sq miles with red red terrain and towering hoodoos, and much less visited than other national parks - if you're hoping to discover a truly exceptional natural phenomenon, then Bryce certainly ticks all the boxes.

Bryce Canyon Tours

Bryce Canyon ToursIf you're of a slightly pedantic nature then the name Bryce Canyon is slightly misleading as this beautiful natural rock formation is actually a series of gigantic amphitheatres, so calling it a canyon is not entirely accurate.

Anyway, geological terminology aside, this is a mesmerising location in the southwest of Utah and from the pink and peach pigmentation of the rocks to the fascinating shard-like shapes (commonly known as hoodoos) if you're looking for a lesser-visited alternative to neighbouring Zion National Park then you won't be disappointed.

With a series of well-posted day hike options as well as the chance to see an almost unrestricted array of stars at night, Bryce Canyon tours have got breathtaking natural beauty stamped all over them. 

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon Insider Tips

Hiking Trails
Without a doubt, if you've heard about hoodoos then the Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop trail is going to be your best bet. These fascinating structures present quintessential images of Bryce Canyon with photography, painting and simply sitting and enjoying the view all allowing fabulous opportunities to absorb and reflect. The hike will take you from Sunrise to Sunset Point along the rim of Bryce Canyon and has ample viewpoints and scenic spots to ensure you get your fair share of Utah moments over the course of a three mile round-hike.
When to go
As Bryce Canyon National Park attracts fewer visitors than neighbouring Zion, you'll find plenty of space pretty much all year round. Bryce is at a higher elevation (up to 9000 feet), so things can really cool down during the evening. If you're going to be hiking as the sun sets remember to take a few extra layers. Bryce also has a propensity for more frequent storms during the winter months which can make hiking pretty treacherous. Best advice is to visit during spring and autumn - but make sure you pack your thermals the closer you are to the winter.
Highlights & Activities

Bryce Canyon Tour Highlights

The Bryce Amphitheatre
Bryce Amphitheatre is the largest of them all (at around 12 miles long and three miles wide) which is a whole lot of hiking. However, with car access to 13 scenic lookout spots, non-hikers are still able to marvel at an amazing array of weather-eroded rocks.
Peek-a-Boo Loop
Starting at Bryce Point you'll encounter a mesmerising mixture of towers, walls and windows and if you're hoping for hoodoos and views of Bryce Canyon then this is by far in a way the best path to follow. Thanks to a fairly severe and steep incline this 5 mile hike is pretty strenuous.
The faded rouge hues of Bryce Canyon are screaming out to be photographed and you'll be hard-pushed to choose your best shote. If you have the patience for long shutter speeds, photographing the night sky provides some incredibly magical images.

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