Bryce Canyon City, Gateway to Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater from Inspiration Point

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater from Inspiration Point

Bryce Canyon City holds the distinction of being the closest community to the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. With a series of natural, horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters displaying colorful rock pinnacles, fins, arches and spires in every shape and size, Bryce Canyon is a scenic, high-elevation escape from hot summer temperatures where you can enjoy views of arresting landscapes and far off vistas of up to 100 miles.

The city is also close to other parks including Zion National Park (82 miles), and Cedar Breaks National Monument (54 miles).

A small town of a few hundred people grows to a few thousand during the tourism season. Lodging, camping, and activities such as horseback riding, ATVing, and biking are provided by Ruby's Inn. In the evening, stop by Ebenezer's Barn and Grill for a good ole fashioned cowboy dinner show.

The city hosts several major events throughout the year, including the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival, Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo and the Bryce Canyon Rim Run and Walk.

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Map of Bryce Canyon City's proximity to parks