Even the world-renowned Piano Guys find inspiration in the beauty of Bryce Canyon.
At Bryce Canyon National Park, erosion has shaped colorful Claron limestones, sandstones, and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes. Collectively called “hoodoos,” these colorful and whimsical formations stand in horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters along the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in Southern Utah.
History of Bryce Canyon National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Monument – June 8, 1923
- Bryce Canyon National Park – September 15, 1928
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Operating Hours, Seasons:
The park is open 24 hours per day throughout the year. There may be temporary road closures during and shortly after winter snow storms until plowing is completed and conditions are safe for visitor traffic. Road maintenance may require brief closures of individual areas at other times.
Cost to visit Bryce Canyon National Park:
- Private vehicle: $20 for 7 days includes entry into the park for one private vehicle and all of its occupants.
- Shuttle Riders: FREE! There is no extra fee to use the shuttle system.
- Entering the park and paying the $20 entrance fee gives full and unlimited use of the Bryce Canyon Shuttles.
Annual Passes like the National Park Pass ($50), Golden Age ($10) & Golden Access (free) waive the entrance fee to not only this park but all other National Park Service Areas across the entire country. Annual passes can be purchased at the Shuttle Parking and Boarding Area and Ruby’s Inn.
Backcountry: $5 for 14 Days. This permit is required for anyone planning to stay overnight in the Backcountry.
Local Passport: Bryce Canyon Annual Pass, $30, Annually. This pass allows one private vehicle and its occupants into the park for one full year. This pass can also be used on the Bryce Canyon Shuttle.
(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)
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