Bryce Canyon NP Scenic Drive

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Bryce Canyon NP Scenic Drive is a 20.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tropic, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
20.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2444 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

scenic driving

views

no dogs

Bryce Canyon NP Scenic drive is 18 miles along hwy. 63 from 12 hwy until it ends at the south end of hwy 63 in Bryce Canyon NP. Many of the park's highlights can be seen by the numerous overlooks. Hwy 63 drops south from Hwy 12 and runs through the main part of the park, past the visitor center, the campgrounds and all of the park's scenic overlooks. Major Points along Hwy 63 (Swamp Canyon Trailhead,Farview Point, Aquarius Plateau , the Kaiparowits Plateau , Molly's Nipple , Natural Bridge, Agua Canyon, Ponderosa Canyon, Rainbow Point and Yovimpa Point.

15 days ago

a nice way to round out the day after hiking in the Bryce Main Amphitheater - at a minimum drive all the way out to the Rainbow Point Parking lot, park, enjoy Yovimpa Point, walk the easy one-mile Bristlecone Loop, enjoy Rainbow Point, then drive to the Natural Bridge viewpoint, stopping while driving Northbound to enjoy whatever other viewpoints (and there are many) catch your attention on the way back towards the Park Exit

scenic driving
1 month ago

We had come from Zion the day before and were told Bryce doesn't compare yet the freedom to drive to every lookout point was something you can't get at Zion. We weren't interested in "really" hiking and just did Navajo Loop and a couple others. Driving all the way back to Rainbow point was very cool. The views are amazing and the freedom to choose makes all the difference. Also- we found out after that if you pay for a year pass it will admit you to every National Park in America for a low $60. We ended up our trip at Grand Canyon, AZ., and the ranger at the entry station hooked us up by showing our receipts for both Bryce and Zion. Now we have a year pass to enjoy any park we choose.

scenic driving
5 months ago

We drove in around 6pm and stopped by the visitor center to plan our hikes for the next day. We then drove to Rainbow and Yovimpa Point and stopped many times along the way (Piracy Point, Fairview Point and Natural Bridge) we stopped before Rainbow and hiked a 1/4 mile to the tip of a giant point (be careful with the wind) then trekked the 1 mile Bristlecone trail. We fit a lot into 2 hours but the drive down to Bryce Point during sunset was worth it! All in all, a very nice and relaxing drive!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gorgeous. Easy stops to take pictures.

scenic driving
Friday, September 23, 2016

Everywhere you drive in this area is awesome...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Beautiful drive. Colors are spectacular.

scenic driving
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Great Place to visit. Lots of formation and lots of red.

scenic driving
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

We did the drive on a cold December day after hiking Fairyland loop. It was 22 degrees when we started the hike and we saw absolutely no other hikers on the trail that day. Can't imagine why. So, getting back to the car and cranking up the heater was a treat, and we decided to see as much of the rest of the park as possible by car that day. Fortunately the roads were clear and dry and the views spectacular. Get out on a couple of trails too if you can. You won't be disappointed.

scenic driving
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pretty drive through Bryce Canyon National Park. Many beautiful sites that are just off the road.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Beautiful! Good amount of snow for kids to play in and no one was there since we went in the off season!! My kids loved it!!

scenic driving
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Amazing drive.

hiking
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

This was an awesome drive. I enjoyed the SNOW all along the road and lining the mountains. The contrast of the snow against the Red Rock was unbelieveable.Beautiful day. I felt blessed like I had this window of opportunity to witness this gorgeous scenery before the snows come and they close this awesome road!!

hiking
Saturday, July 06, 2013

This was a very beautiful and relaxing way to view this park. It has many stops and viewpoints to see along the way. I saw numerous deer along the way back as it neared 6pm they all seemed to be coming out. It was a blessing to do this drive with an enthusiastic like-minded person who wanted to explore every stop and take the time to read about the rock formations and take PICTURES!!! Have fun!! Anyone can do this drive and enjoy the park!

scenic driving
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Closed out the day by taking this drive. Make sure you drive slow and make all the appropriate stops. Saw just under 30 Pronghorn Deer during this beautiful drive on this summer evening.

scenic driving
Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bryce Canyon NP is not really a canyon at all. It's a ridge (8000'+) about 20 miles long that overlooks a masterpiece of eroison. It's really one of America's gems.

scenic driving
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bryce canyon is a natural wonder and seldom can you see so much from the window of your vehicle. I did this drive when hurrying through the area. I have always wanted to go back. Many trails and other sites in the area.

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