Bryce Canyon National Park: Bryce Point


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Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its rock formations called hoodoos, spires of red rock rising from the canyon floor. Not actually a canyon, Bryce is an amphitheater filled with a maze of hoodoos. We didn’t have enough time to do this beautiful park justice, so we got a great overview with Canyon Trail Rides,then headed to a couple of the lookout points around the park.


Since we had no luck finding parking at Sunset Point, we headed to the southernmost point on the rim, Bryce Point. While more remote, the lot is smaller, so we still had to circle here for a bit before finding a spot.
The elevation at Bryce Point is 8300 feet, so the vantage from the end of the paved path to the observation platform provides spectacular views in all directions. There is a steep loop trail beginning here called Peek-a-boo Loop which takes hikers past some of the park’s main formations. Bryce point is also known for its Sunrises…all good reasons to return someday.
Bryce Point and the park itself are named for Ebenezer Bryce, a Mormon pioneer who traveled west with Brigham Young and settled the canyon in 1870. He only lived in the canyon for five years but it became known as Bryce’s Canyon.
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Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT-63, Bryce, UT 84764

Designation: National Park

Date established/designated: 2/25/1928

Date of my visit: 4/12/2017



This short You Tube Clip from Aaron’s Travel Adventures gives a good overview of the parking lot and observation platform at Bryce Point. The lot was more crowded when we were there.

20 thoughts on “Bryce Canyon National Park: Bryce Point

  1. One of my favorites. My mom loves to tell a story of when we went and I was about 15 or so and refused to take any water on an 8 mile hike through the “canyon”. Luckily she brought extra for me.

  2. Ebenezer Bryce his wife Mary to settle land in the Paria Valley because they thought his carpentry skills would be useful in the area. The Bryce family chose to live right below Bryce And grazed his cattle inside what are now park borders, and reputedly thought that the amphitheaters were a “helluva place to lose a cow.”[3] He

  3. This is one of my favorite NP. Like the Grand Canyon, it is impossible to fully capture its awesomeness through photography but you come close. Thanks for posting.

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