Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Southwestern Utah on the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. One of Southern Utah’s incredible National Parks, Bryce is a great place to visit on your way to the Grand Canyon. Named after Mormon pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon National Park was created to protect the unique geology of the area. The shapes and colors of the Hoodoos that make up the huge amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon are found nowhere else in the world. This is truly a unique National Park and its proximity to Grand Canyon’s North Rim and some of Utah’s best nearby parks like, Zion, Grand Staircase, and Capitol Reef make it a popular stop for travelers on the way to Grand Canyon National Park.
Although not as popular as the Grand Canyon Destinations, Bryce Canyon National Park still receives 1.75 million visitors each year, most arriving in the summer season. Unlike other parks on the Colorado Plateau, summer is the ideal time to visit Bryce because of its high elevation. While Spring and Fall can also have good weather, temperatures can be downright cold and snow can fly, but like the Grand Canyon winter is a great time for solitude and some good snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Bryce Canyon National Park charges an entry fee for private vehicles and camping and hiking fees are separate. Like most National Parks costs for food, lodging and other service are above average. Read the guide below to learn more.