The Bryce Canyon is located in southwestern Utah and is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river.
There are some good trails available in the National Park, but there are also some very nice viewpoints to visit if you don't have so much time. If you want to make a hike, I would schedule more than 2 hours for any trail.
At the main viewpoints are huge parking lots for your car. You come to the Canyon when you drive through the city Bryce. Follow the link to a Roadmap of the Park: (click here)
The park entrance fee is $30 per car. But if you plan to visit also other national parks in the USA, i really recommend a Interagency Annual Pass for $80 per car. This pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation areas. (click here)

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From the city Page, our last destination, we drove about 2,5h to reach the Bryce Canyon.
The landscape in this region of Utah is really nice. We sometimes felt like at home in Austria because of the forests and the grass land.

Before you come to the Canyon you'll drive through the curved tunnels.
We arrived here at 5PM and stopped for a few minutes to take pictures.

UT-12, Panguitch, UT 84759

Beautiful tunnels built in the mountains and located on the route to Bryce Canyon. It is recommended to have a short stop there.


After a short stop we drove on and 15 min later we arrived at the City Bryce.
This is a nice old western town with some small local shops.

Bryce, UT 84764

Small western town located before Bryce Canyon with some shops and hotels. The city itself has no famous sights, but if you're lucky you can see a rodeo event.

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We discovered about 15 min the city but then we drove on.
3 miles on the road later, we came to the Visitor Center and the Fee Station of the Canyon.
Studying the Map we got from the Visitor Center, we decided to drive to the Inspiration Point.
This was a really awesome Point because from there you have a great overview of the Canyon.

UT-63, Bryce Canyon, UT 84776

You will get a spectacular view of the Hoodoo in Bryce Canyon at the Inspiration Point. You can spend hours here to see this amazing natural amphitheater. Seeing the sunset here is fantastic.


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Now it was about 9PM and we could see the beautiful sunset at the Canyon.
But the problem was that we had not planned our overnight stay.
So we checked on Google Maps the nearest possibility to park our car and sleep inside.
We had luck to found a reservoir with camping place half an hour away from the Canyon.
As we arrived on the small lake, we had trouble to find the campground, maybe because it was already very dark.
So we improvised and parked next to the gravel road on an open area.

King Creek Campground Rd, Bryce Canyon, UT 84764

Because we did not reach the campground directly I can not make a recommendation if it is worth to stay in the camp.
But I can say that the area around the lake is really nice to stay there.


It was already very late and so we drunk only 1 beer before we went at about 11:30PM to bed.


Full of motivation we started the day, on which we had planned a long trip to Las Vegas and a stopover at the Zion National Park.
At about 8AM we moved on.
After a 1,5h ride we saw a very exotic coffee shop, The Rock Stop. It looks like a big rock.

385 W State St, Orderville, UT 84758

Super friendly owner's, very good coffee drinks and cool rocks and other stuff to buy. A must stop if you are on the way between Zion and Bryce

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With the coffee we were awake enough to continue our trip, but we were still hungry.
By a happy coincidence, we drove 5min later past a german bakery, which looked very inviting.

110 E State St, Orderville, UT 84758

The location is very nice and stylish but the prices are very high. You will get authentic and tasty german food. The service could be better because we waited a long time for our order.

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Now we were able to start our way to our next destination, the Zion National Park.

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