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Last Update : 2008/6/20
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Bryce Canyon Rt 12
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Location: Utah, USA South West

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Park Summary
Park Rating
Overall
Rating : 4.71  (14 votes)
Convenience
Rating : 4.29  (14 votes)
Physical Demand
Rating : 3.57  (14 votes)
Family Activity
Rating : 4.36  (14 votes)
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Park Geography

Nearby City(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
City, StateDistanceDrive Time
Las Vegas, NV255 miles4:43
Salt Lake City, UT275 miles4:52
Phoenix, AZ419 miles7:42
Denver, CO573 miles9:42
Albuquerque, NM600 miles9:45
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National ParkDistanceDrive Time
Zion85 miles1:58
Capitol Reef127 miles2:57
Great Basin200 miles5:40
Natural Bridges250 miles5:23
Arches271 miles5:17
Grand Canyon283 miles6:27
Canyonlands295 miles5:58
Colorado319 miles5:57
Petrified Forest356 miles6:48
Mesa Verde358 miles7:23
Black Canyon Gunnison392 miles7:23
Fossil Butte399 miles7:15
Dinosaur405 miles7:57
Death Valley406 miles9:15
Joshua Tree449 miles9:54
Sequoia Kings Canyon484 miles11:13
Yosemite488 miles12:36
Mono Lake500 miles9:00
Grand Teton532 miles12:14
Saguaro533 miles9:26
Channel Islands564 miles9:13
Great Sand Dunes579 miles11:04
Florissant Fossil Beds583 miles10:56
Yellowstone593 miles10:12
Rocky Mountain635 miles11:04
Capulin Volcano724 miles14:26
Lassen Volcanic788 miles18:06
White Sands812 miles14:12
Carlsbad Caverns905 miles15:39
Devils Tower909 miles16:27
Mt Rushmore915 miles18:25
Wind Cave917 miles16:07
Guadalupe Mountains935 miles15:49
Jewel Cave950 miles16:45
Glacier951 miles16:09
Mount Rainier1000 miles15:00
Badlands1026 miles18:25
Crater Lake1083 miles17:41
North Cascades1123 miles18:24
Big Bend1157 miles19:42
Theodore Roosevelt1185 miles18:08
Olympic1214 miles18:47
Redwood1222 miles20:12
National Park Service Website
http://www.nps.gov/brca
Weather Forecast
Monthly AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature (ºF)303540485767747264524031
High Temperature (ºF)414752617184908778675244
Low Temperature (ºF)172227344148585647362618
Precipitation (inches)0.70.91.41.10.80.41.11.51110.7
Activity Suggestion
Bryce Canyon is relatively a small national park. Unless you really want to see every inch of the land, you can probably complete your tour within one day or even less if you want to save your time for other places.

If you have very limited time (like 2 to 4 hours), go to Sunset Point and Inspiration Point to experience the visual impact. They have perhaps everything about this park. If you are confident in your physical condition, take the horse trail down Sunset Point to have close contact with Hoodoos. With a little more time you can visit other view points north of rainbow gate such as Sunrise, Paria View and Bryce Point.

With minimum extra 2 hours you can extend your vision to south of rainbow gate for Rainbow Point, Ponderosa Canyon and Agua Canyon. We didn't take the under Rim trail so we really don't know what we missed. However, just judging from the scene nearby the parking lot, I would say that they are not as impressive as Sunset and Inspiration, although they do look different.

If you really want to experience the most of the park or if you are a photographer, you need to stay overnight for sunset and sunrise. It's the luxury we didn't have.

People usually don't just visit Bryce Canyon alone. It is very close to Zion and Capitol Reef. The distance to Grand Canyon and Arches/Canyonlands is also within reach (depends on your travel style, of course). For aggressive travelers these parks can be packed in one trip.
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