Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the West’s most beautiful and unique places to hike. This geologic wonder, known for its astounding concentration of “hoodoos”, is open year-round. There are, of course, certain times of the year that are better to visit Bryce Canyon than others, but that’s another article. So, where should you stay when visiting Bryce Canyon? Here are a few of our suggestions.
- Bryce Canyon Lodge – With motel-style accommodations and small cabins, this well-known and historic lodge provides a rustic vibe. The only lodging option inside the park, the Lodge is an ideal location for hikers and sightseers to begin or end any journey. In mid-spring, the main restaurant at Bryce Canyon Lodge opens for an easy-to-access eatery, and the associated General Store offers groceries and grab-and-go meal options.
- Bryce, UT – A little town just outside the park entrance offers a handful of more traditional hotels including Ruby’s Inn, Bryce View Lodge, and the Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. These hotels offer reasonable rates and a very convenient location.
- Bryce Canyon Campgrounds – Inside the park, you’ll find two Park Service campgrounds within the sky-high pine forest: North Campground and Sunset Campground. North Campground is available for advance reservations, while Sunset is purely first-come, first-serve. Recreational vehicle and tent camping are available within the campgrounds. Even with 200 camp sites available, these campgrounds fill very quickly.
- Bryce Trails B&B – If you’re not looking for a hotel or camping experience, Bryce Trails B&B is less than twenty minutes from the park in Tropic, Utah. With seven themed rooms, Bryce Trails is a lovely alternative getaway known for their delicious homemade breakfasts. If you need to leave bright and early, the B&B is happy to provide a To-Go breakfast instead. This facility will accommodate families with children 8 years and up but pets are not allowed.
There are certainly other options in nearby towns and home rentals are become mor widely available, as well. And if you’re hoping to add a few other destinations to your itinerary and take advantage of some guided hiking, all-inclusive packages are available that will include lodging, leaving you with less time spent on logistics and more time simply enjoying your vacation.
About the Author: Four Season Guides has been a leading hiking and backpacking outfitter for over 20 years. Four Season Guides offers multi-day guided backpacking and hiking tours in the Grand Canyon, Southern Utah and Yosemite National Park.