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Bryce Canyon National Park

300 S. Main Hwy 63
435-834-5301

About

Bryce Canyon is a series of natural amphitheaters below which stands an array of white and orange limestone columns and walls sculptured by erosion. The erosion has been accomplished mainly by rain, snow, and frost prying off cliff fragments rather than by stream erosion. Nearby streams actually flow away from the canyon. The high rim country of the park is part forest dominated by fir, pine, and aspen, and part meadows of grass and sage. At lower, drier altitudes, pinon pine and Utah juniper predominate. All this makes the area a great camping area in Utah.

Bryce Canyon awaited promotion and development before its full tourism potential could be realized. National Forest Supervisor J. W. Humphrey was transferred from the La Sal National Forest to the Powell National Forest on 1 July 1915. He was amazed at the beauty and grandeur of Bryce and resolved to do all he could to promote it and make it accessible. He took visiting dignitaries to Bryce and secured funds for a road to the canyon rim. In 1916 Arthur W. Stevens of the Forest Service wrote an illustrated article for the Union Pacific railroad tourist magazine. J. W. Humphrey wrote a similar article for the Rio Grande railroad. These were the first descriptive articles published about Bryce Canyon. In the meantime, moving pictures and postcards began circulating and Bryce began to attract visitors from all parts of the nation.



Reviews

Colette Brion

Rating:
Friday, June 1, 2018
Well maintained primitive style camping. Most sites are walk-ups (reservations can be made for about 1/3 of sites there, but it's often filled), so luck of first come, first served. Mid week, morning arrival we had no issues getting a spot, but while we were there, we watched how quickly it filled. Worth the stay of you get in. Lots of hiking trails. From C loop, we were able to access hiking trails very easily.

Bruce Engel

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
This campground is located right next to the rim trail. You are only steps away from an incredible view. The picture of the hoodoos was taken about 50 yards from our tent. The bathrooms are clean (no showers) and there is decent space between alot of the tent sites. It is a first come-first serve on the tent sites. We we're there in mid-july, on a weekend and it was easy to get a spot. At 9am, I had the choice of several and I am not sure it ever filled 100%.

Fleur van Gelder

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Monday, July 2, 2018
Nice shaded places close to the shuttle and the visitors center. Very simple, plain campsite, but very beautiful!

Chari Quiambao

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Great location. Steps away from rim trail. Clean flushing toilets. People need to SLOW DOWN while driving through to minimize dust.

Elizabeth Norton

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Bathrooms were clean, no showers, very short walk to the sunrise point Scenic view. Campsites were a little small but The campground is nestled in the forest which gives it a nice camping feel.

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