Travel Information, Tours and Lodging
Driving Distance from Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon
- Bryce to Grand Canyon North Rim is 156 miles, a 2 hour 55-minute drive.
- Bryce to Grand Canyon East Rim is 154 miles, a 2 hour 50-minute drive.
- Bryce to Grand Canyon South Rim is 302 miles, a 5 hour 20-minute drive.
- Bryce to Grand Canyon West Rim is 389 miles, a 5-hour 55-minute drive.
Bryce Canyon National Park Tours
Bryce is a great place to walk along the rim, check out a ranger talk, star gaze, hike or take a tour. There are some tour packages that include Bryce, Grand Canyon and other nearby parks, check out our list of recommended tours and activities below. If you want to learn more about tour at Grand Canyon National park, read our guide on Grand Canyon Tours. While you’re visiting Bryce Canyon, the trails offer great day hikes and a couple of backpacking options. Like the Grand Canyon, Mule and Horse Rides are a popular activity in the park. In the wintertime Bryce also has some nice trails for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Right outside Bryce Canyon National Park, there are several tour companies that offer scenic flights, ATV rides, and a great bike trail in Dixie National Forest.
Bryce Canyon Hotels and Lodging
Bryce Canyon Lodge is the only lodge inside the park, and its operating season is April 1st to October 31st. There are also several lodging options right outside the park and in nearby towns, check out our recommended hotels list below. If you have an RV there are three campgrounds with hook-ups right outside the park. These campgrounds also have tent sites, but there are better options for tent campers in Dixie National Forest. On the way to the Grand Canyon, nearby towns like Kanab, Jacob Lake and Marble Canyon have lodging options for travelers before getting to their North Rim or South Rim lodging at Grand Canyon National Park. If you want to learn more about hotels or make reservation in the park check out our Grand Canyon hotel guide.
Area Car Rental Options
Although there are some private shuttles that go to Bryce and a free shuttle in the Park if you really want to explore Bryce Canyon and nearby Grand Canyon National Park having your own rental car is the best option. If you are already at Bryce Canyon you can pick up a rental at Ruby’s Inn right outside the park. Nearby cities like Cedar City, St George and Kanab also have rental cars. There is also a free shuttle in Bryce Canyon National Park as well as several private companies that run shuttles in the area.
Closest Airports to Antelope Canyon
The closest major airport to Bryce Canyon National Park is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The Bryce Canyon airport is for scenic flights or private planes only. Cedar City, Utah is 2 hours away and has delta connection flight. St George UT at about 3 hours away has daily flights from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.
Best Restaurants and Dining Options
Inside Bryce Canyon National Park, the Bryce Canyon Lodge is the only place with a restaurant, but you can also pick up food at the grocery store. Outside the park there are several restaurants to choose from as well as some small grocery stores. If you’re heading to the Grand Canyon you can stop at Jacob Lake near the North Rim, or Cameron on the way to the South Rim for a meal.
Weather and Climate
The Rim of Bryce Canyon National Park has an elevation of 8,000 to 9,100 feet making for great summer weather like the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Average highs for the summer season are around 80 degrees, while evening lows are typically in the 40’s. At this elevation weather in the fall and spring season can vary from 65 and sunny to heavy snow so it important to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. The winter sun can warm cold days, but the average snow fall is 95 inches, so be prepared for real winter weather November through March as Bryce is less mild than weather at Grand Canyon National Park.