Bryce Point at Bryce Canyon National Park shows a stunning view of the full Bryce amphitheater. In addition to extraordinary sunrises and sunsets, Bryce Point also gives you access to the Peek-a-Boo hiking trail as well as vistas you won’t want to miss! Keep reading to learn more and to see photographs taken at Bryce Point!
Bryce Point Details & Location
Elevation: 8,300 ft. | Distance: .2 miles from the parking lot
Location: Bryce Point is located at the end of Bryce Point Road off of UT-63. It is the last turnoff on your left before beginning the 18-Mile Scenic Drive. Also located on Bryce Point Road are the two popular lookouts Inspiration Point and Paria Point.
When you first approach Bryce Point, you are greeted by this Wall of Windows formation
I loved these rock formations. Filled with sandstone arches and hoodoos, the Wall of Windows simply astounded me. It’s like a master carver hand crafted this cliffside wonder.
The Wall of Windows rock formation reminded me of the cliff dweller homes in Mesa Verde National Park. While no humans live here, it’s possible that wildlife has found refuge in these natural holes in the rock.
The landscape surrounding the Bryce Amphitheater is diverse and beautiful
In addition to the Wall of Windows formation, I also loved the natural fauna at Bryce Point. Trees and manzanita bushes dotted the pathway and distant view. I also loved the blue haze from the mountains off in the distance.
In addition to a variety of plants, there are also many animals that find their home in Bryce Canon National Park. According to the National Park Website, “Bryce Point is a popular hangout for Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, and Uinta Chipmunks.”
Due to the high elevation, Bryce Point gets snow earlier than other areas of Utah
We visited Bryce Point in October 2018. Because of the time of year and elevation, we already saw several areas covered in snow. Thankfully we brought coats, hats, and gloves. I loved the contrast that the snow gave to the landscape and vista.
In Addition to Amazing Vistas, Bryce Point Also Has Great Hiking
If you are looking to get close and personal with the hoodoos, Bryce Point gives you access to the Peek-a-Boo Loop Trail Trailhead. This strenuous 5.5 mile hike allows you to enter into the heart of the Bryce Amphitheater.
It is part of the “Hike the Hoodoos” challenge, and if you complete the hike you can get a free sticker from the Visitor’s Center. This hike requires a clockwise direction and has a 1,571 feet change in elevation. If you want an easier hike, I suggest hiking the Queens Garden/Navajo Loop Combination Hike.
The Main Draw of Bryce Point is the Stunning Vista of Endless Hoodoos
This is one situation where photos really don’t do it justice. There is nothing quite like staring out across an endless sea of amazing rock formations. The Bryce Amphitheater is filled with a sea of sandstone hoodoos. You really need to be there in person to fully appreciate it. To read more about how hoodoos are formed, click here.
In addition to cool formations, the sunsets and sunrises at Bryce Point draw visitors from all around the world. Although I took my sunset photos at Fairyland Canyon, I’m so glad I got to visit Bryce Point and hope to return one day. I hope you get the opportunity to see Bryce Point for yourself and to visit Bryce Canyon National Park. If not, at least you can see it through my photos! Thanks for reading and sharing my adventures with me!
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