Bryce Point is one of the major highlights of a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Located at an elevation 8,300 feet (2529 meters) and tucked away along the canyon’s southern edge, Bryce Point offers an unforgettable adventure in the park.
Bryce Point, Hike, Sunrise & Sunset Overlook, Bryce Canyon National Park
This perpendicular view offers a scenic perspective to enjoy the park’s golden sunrises, with visitors are often amazed at the stunning appearance of the hoodoos as they seem to reflect the light from within. The dazzling orange light seems to chase the shadows to the bottom of the park’s amphitheater, making for extraordinary sunrises.
The point’s elevation offers sweeping views of the canyon’s floors, and it is easy to see why Bryce Point is one of the park’s most beautiful viewpoints. Some of the geological features from this point give a glimpse of the park’s natural history. The formation at Boat Mesa marks the top of the Claron Formation along the canyon’s rims reveals a time when volcanic activity and river action created the canyon.
Bryce Point is also an idyllic spot to enjoy the park’s flora and fauna. Look out for the Uinta Chipmunks and the Ground Squirrels that will often scurry around. However, visitors are advised not to feed the animals as this reduces their ability to survive naturally.
Bryce Point also marks the beginning of the ‘Peek-a-boo Trail,’ which a steep route that leads visitors past the Three Wise Men and the Wall of Windows. This route allows nature lovers to spot the Bryce Canyon Paintbrush, which only thrives in Bryce Canyon. Caution must be exercised as the trail features numerous switchbacks on the descent to the canyon.
Alternatively, the longer ‘Under-the-Rim’ trail begins from Bryce Point and leads to Rainbow Point. This trail is less traveled and takes hikers through the canyon’s backcountry. For overnight travel, you must get a permit from the Visitor Center.