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“Scenic drive home for snowbirds.”

Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100 times nicer than the Grand Canyon. Needed more time to do Zion. Accomadations in Tropic were not the greatest aND A LOT OF PLACES WERE STILL CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. The drive through |Bryce Canyon was unreal.. Rate it a "10"

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bryce Canyon in March and started our Scenic Drive late in the afternoon, the best time to take photos of this park. We started at the end of the park and drove back for a great view at every stop. The sun was already a bit lower and the sky was clear, so we got to take truly breathtaking pictures that day. Especially since there was still a lot of snow, we were really lucky. The downside of the snow was that several trails were closed.

1  Thank Vanessa B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic scenic drive at a very high
altitude ,you may get a slight headache ..
Do take the 17 mile drive in one straight drive - or wirh one break - And then enjoy the pullouts on the way back..

1  Thank Niels N
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is about a 15 mile drive with several observation points along the way. It is a nice two lane road. Off season you can take your car, but during summer they run shuttles. This is a great way to see different vistas.

1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The "scenic drive" is the same as the park entrance/access road, Utah State Route 63. The two-lane, paved route begins at the park entrance just south of Bryce Canyon City ($30/car valid 7 days, accepts NPS passes) and then skirts the Bryce Canyon amphitheater of hoodoos for 18 miles until it ends at Rainbow Point. There are numerous viewpoints along the way (see below). Not much is visible from the car so in most places you have to stop and get out, but the walking distances are short. Most of the viewpoint walkways are paved and suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. Allow at least 3 hours to experience it - longer if you'd like to take one or more hikes. The road is not overly twisty and should be comfortable for most drivers, but some parking areas are small so take that into consideration if you have a trailer or large RV. The free park shuttle only goes for the first 3 miles of the scenic drive (it turns around at Bryce Point). However, half-day bus tours that go all the way to Rainbow Point are available twice a day (reservations required); call 435-834-5290 or inquire at the shuttle station or Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon City. The elevation at Bryce Canyon varies between 7700 and 9100 feet. Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness (fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, etc.) and drink plenty of fluids.

Some Points of Interest, north to south, on Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive (* indicates attraction has a separate Tripadvisor page):
MM0 Bryce Canyon entrance sign: parking for photos
Fairyland Point*, turn east .3 mile past park entrance sign on 1 mile spur road to overlook and Fairyland Loop Trail, Rim Trail*
MM1 Visitor Center* (next to entrance station): maps, information, souvenirs, restroom
MM1.2 North Campground: picnic area, general store, showers, laundry, restroom, Rim Trail*
MM2 Bryce Canyon Lodge*: restaurant*, information, souvenirs, horseback excursions, paved Rim Trail* to overlooks at Sunrise Point* (Queens Garden Trail) and Sunset Point*
MM2.2 Sunset Point* Parking: overlook, picnic area, restroom, Thor's Hammer* formation, Rim Trail*, Navajo Loop Trail*
MM2.4 Sunset Campground
[Note Inspiration Point, Bryce Point and Paria View are on a 2-mile spur road, turn at MM2.8. Trailers aren't permitted at Bryce Point and Paria View]
Inspiration Point*: overlook, Rim Trail*, restroom
Bryce Point* (no trailers): overlook, Rim Trail*, Peekaboo Loop Trail, Under-the-Rim Trail
Paria View (no trailers): overlook
MM4.5 Picnic area on west side
MM6.2 Swamp Canyon: overlook, Sheep Creek and Swamp Canyon trails connect to Under-the-Rim Trail
MM9.5 Picnic area on west side
MM10.6 Farview Point*: overlook, restroom, footpath 1018' to Piracy Point
MM12.4 Natural Bridge*: overlook
MM13.8 Agua Canyon*: overlook
MM14.8 Ponderosa Canyon*: overlook, Agua Canyon Trail connects to Under-the-Rim Trail
MM16.3 Black Birch Canyon: overlook
MM17.9 Yovimpa Point*: overlook, paved walkway 1200' to Rainbow Point
MM18 Rainbow Point*: overlook, picnic area, restroom, paved walkway 1200' to Yovimpa Point, Bristlecone Loop Trail, Under-the-Rim Trail, Riggs Spring Loop Trail

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