Bryce Canyon National Park is a landscape photographer’s dream come true! As I have been making plans to visit and photograph all 60 National Parks, I have been frustrated at the many websites I’ve had to look at to find the best photo spots. In light of that, I’ve created my top list of the best photo spots at Bryce Canyon National Park including pictures! Keep reading to find out the best photo spots at Bryce Canyon!
Elevation Gain: 134 ft. | Distance: .6 miles out and back from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunset or Sunrise
Inspiration Point has 3 overlooks, each one offering unique views and vantage points. The above photograph was taken in the late afternoon from the highest viewpoint. Click HERE to get directions, see photos, and learn more about this beautiful hike to the top of Inspiration Point.
Elevation: 8,300 ft. | Distance: .2 miles from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunset or Sunrise
Bryce Point swept me away! Only .2 miles away from the parking lot, Bryce Point offers stunning views of the Bryce Amphitheater. Click HERE to get directions, see photos, and learn more about this beautiful hike to Bryce Point.
Elevation: 8,627 ft. | Distance: Just a few feet from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunrise
Natural Bridge is SO easy to access. Located along the 18-mile scenic drive, Natural Bridge is viewable from the lookout point. Just walk to the edge, and there it is! Click HERE to get directions, see photos, and learn more about Natural Bridge.
Elevation: 7,758 ft. | Distance: 223 ft. from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunset
We hiked down into Fairyland Canyon to go stargazing. This lesser known gem shone at sunset! The above photograph was taken just a few yards down the Fairyland Trail. Click HERE to get directions, see photos, and learn more about the sunset at Fairyland Canyon.
Elevation: 8,000 ft. | Distance: .2 miles from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunrise
Watching the sunrise over Sunrise Point was an amazing experience! Surrounded by avid photographers, we sat breathless waiting for the sun to peak through the hanging clouds. After we watched the sunrise, we hiked the Queen’s Garden/Navajo Loop ending at Wall Street and Sunset Point. The entire hike was filled with amazing photography opportunities and allowed us to get up close and personal with the hoodoos.
Elevation: 8,000 ft. | Distance: 450 ft. from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunset
After hiking up through wall street on the Navajo Loop, we reached Sunset Point. All I can say is “WOW!” Sunset Point took my breath away. I can only imagine what it must look like at sunset! If you have time, be sure to take a jog down the Navajo Loop to photograph the iconic Thor’s Hammer!
Agua Canyon Overlook
Elevation: 8,800 ft. | Distance: Just a few feet from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunrise
The Agua Canyon Overlook is quite stunning. I loved the diversity of trees, hoodoos, rock formations, and rolling hills. It is located right next to the turnout on the 18-mile Scenic Drive and is definitely worth a stop.
Elevation: 8,819 ft. | Distance: Just a few feet from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunrise
Piracy Point Overlook
Elevation: 8,819 ft. | Distance: .3 miles from the Fairview Point Parking Lot | Best Time of Day: Sunrise
A little jog from the Fairview Overlook parking lot, Piracy Point intrigued me photographically. I loved the tree covered landscape with red rocks poking up through it. While I think sunrise would be spectacular here, I also loved this vista in the mid-morning hours. Piracy Point is also located along the 18-Mile Scenic Drive.
Elevation: 9,115 ft. | Distance: Just a few feet from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunrise or Sunset
Located the end of the 18-Mile Scenic Drive, Rainbow Point was definitely worth a stop. I loved seeing the different colors and rock formations. Yovimpa Point is also accessible from this parking lot.
Elevation: 8,175 ft. | Distance: .2 miles from the parking lot | Best Time of Day: Sunrise or Sunset
The last best photo spot at Bryce Canyon National Park I want to highlight is Paria View. Located near Bryce Point, it offers a completely different perspective of Bryce Canyon. While it was a small hike, the path was well maintained and fairly flat. If you have time, I would definitely include Paria View in your trip to Bryce Canyon.
Whether it is watching the sunrise over Sunrise Point, or catching the sunset over Fairyland Canyon, Bryce Canyon is sure to please. I hope you have enjoyed learning about my best photo spots at Bryce Canyon National Park and that you get to visit this beautiful National Park yourself. If not, at least you can see it through my photos! Thanks for reading and sharing my adventures with me!
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