Lodging Inside Bryce Canyon National Park

Given its misnomer, Bryce Canyon National Park is actually a collection of natural amphitheaters in southwestern Utah. Like the red rocks of Arches and Moab, Bryce Canyon is known for its iconic red hoodoos — giant geological structures that were created by frost weathering and water erosion. Higher in elevation than Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon sits between 8,000 to 9,000 feet up. This gives the park a beautiful landscape in the winter as reds, greens, and the white of snow mix together for a matchless landscape.

Founded as a National Park in 1928, Bryce Canyon National Park covers over 35,000 acres and is home to more than 400 native plant species. The park has three separate life zones based on elevation and supports a wide variety of animal life including bobcats, cougars, foxes, and black bears. Every now and then an elk or pronghorn might even wander into the park.

Similar to its companion park Arches, Bryce Canyon National Park provides great opportunities for astronomy and studying the night skies. Along with this, Bryce Canyon can be viewed along its scenic drive or on one of its eight hiking trails. Visitors are also able to explore the park during the winter by participating in snowshoe hikes.

Though its location is more remote than the two neighboring National Parks, Bryce Canyon National Park lodging offers a number of places for visitors to stay.

For a view unlike any other in the world, Bryce Canyon National Park is well worth visiting.

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Bryce Canyon Lodge

Location: Inside of Park
Starting Rate: $254.00

Bryce Canyon Lodge is ideally located near the rim of Bryce Canyon & is the only lodging facility located within Bryce Canyon National Park. The lodging options at Bryce Canyon Lodge include both motel-style rooms and cabins. There is also a general store, a 24-hour front desk, and guest laundry facilities located on the property.

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Lodging in Bryce Canyon's Gateway Communities

Bryce Trails B&B

Location: East of Park
Starting Rate: $55.00

Just eight miles east of the main entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park, in the town of Tropic, sits the Bryce Trails Bed & Breakfast. Bryce Trails hosts seven cozy and distinct rooms for traveler desiring more than a typical hotel setting.

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Location: North of Park
Starting Rate: $284.95

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Location: North of Park
Starting Rate: $189.95

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Location: North of Park
Starting Rate: $116.95

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Location: East of Park
Starting Rate: $115.00

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Location: West of Park
Starting Rate: $186.00

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Location: North of Park
Starting Rate: $133.00

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Location: East of Park
Starting Rate: $132.00

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Location: East of Park
Starting Rate: $80.00

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Additional information and resources on the park:


Q. Where is Bryce Canyon located?
A. Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southern Utah, in between Cedar Breaks National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park.


Q. What is the area like at Bryce Canyon?
A.  Contrary to it's name, Bryce Canyon National Park is not actually a canyon at all. It was created by the erosion of rock and soil to form thousands of odd spire-like formations called "Hoodoos." These hoodoos are formed in many different horseshoe shapes that resemble amphitheaters, creating the illusion of a large canyon. 


Q. What kinds of activities are popular at Bryce Canyon?
A. There are many different activities that visitors can partake in when vacationing at Bryce Canyon National Park. Hiking, air tours, horseback riding, and sightseeing are among the most popular activities during the summer season. During winter, snow blankets the area and those accustomed to cold weather activities delight in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.  


Q. What is the climate like in Bryce Canyon?
A. Winter brings frigid temperatures such as 34 degrees, while summer can be as warm as 78 degrees. Due to it's desert location and climate, temperatures vary greatly from day to night, and even during the summer nighttime temperatures can drop as much as 30 degrees.


Q. How were the bridges and arches of Bryce Canyon formed?
A. Natural formations such as arches are typically formed by several different processes. As water freezes in the cracks, it expands as it turns into ice, therefore expanding the size of the crack, weakening the rock which eventually forms an arch. Bridges can be formed through the erosion of rocks caused by rivers and streams.


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