Bryce Canyon National Park  Visitor Center

Bryce Canyon National Park is located about 4.5 miles south of the intersection of Hwy. 12 & Hwy. 63.

The park is open 24 hours a day year-round.

The visitor center is open year-round and is located 1.5 miles inside the park. It is open daily during the following hours:

SUMMER: May - September 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

FALL: October 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WINTER: November - March 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SPRING: April 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The visitor center and fee booths are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Visitor Center Phone Number: 435-834-4747

Bryce Canyon National Park Fees and Passes

Private Vehicle: $35 for 7 days

Individuals: $20 per person

Motorcycles: $30 per motorcycle

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass: $80

This is the best deal for people intending to visit multiple parks within a year's time.

Bryce Canyon Annual Pass - $40.00 - Valid for twelve months from the date of purchase, for unlimited visits to Bryce Canyon National Park. It admits the purchaser and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the purchaser and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (shuttle, bicycle, and foot). This pass covers entrance fees only and is not refundable and/or transferable.

Bryce Canyon Digital Pass: $35 - Buy your pass in advance! Visit and search for Bryce Canyon National Park Site Pass

Backcountry Permits: Permits are required for all overnight stays. Permits may be purchased at the Visitor Center from 8 a.m. until one hour before closing. They do not accept advance reservations via the internet or mail. Reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance, in person, at the visitor center.

Each includes unlimited use of the shuttle during its operating season.

Bryce Canyon Driving Directions

Distances to Bryce Canyon from:

Moab, Utah: 156 miles

Green River, Utah: 144 miles

Grand Junction, CO: 219 miles

Salt Lake City, Utah: 217 miles

St George, Utah: 85.4 miles

Las Vegas, NV: 192 miles


From Salt Lake City. Take I-15 south to UT-20 (exit 95). Travel east on UT-20 to US-89. Follow US-89 south to UT-12. Travel east on UT-12 to UT-63. Take UT-63 south to Bryce Canyon National Park.

From Las Vegas. Take I-15 north to UT-9 (exit 16) east which takes you through scenic Zion National Park (or you can take UT-14 (exit 59) east as an alternate) to US-89, then go north to UT-12 (Scenic Byway) then go east to UT-63 which is in entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.

From Grand Junction. Take I-70 west to US-89 (exit 23), then go south to UT-12 (Scenic Byway, then go east to UT-63.


The closest major airports are in Las Vegas (LAS), Nevada and Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah, each approximately 270 mi from the park. There are smaller airports in Cedar City (CDC), Utah (80 miles) and St. George (SGU), Utah (125 miles).


Amtrak stops at Grand Junction, CO, Green River, UT, and Salt Lake City. Car rentals and shuttle services are available from Grand Junction and Salt Lake City.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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