Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park

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  • Address: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-4358345322
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, View Point, Nature
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About Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park

The viewpoint at Inspiration Point consists of three levels. This three level structure provides varied spectacular perspectives of the main amphitheater. From here, visitors look towards the Silent City (near Sunset Point) with its many rows of seemingly frozen hoodoos which are set against the backdrop of Boat Mesa. All who look out from this point are definitely going to be inspired, thanks to the intricacies of the hoodoos and their formation through the erosion. The barren slopes of Inspiration Point consist of a mix of trees including Bristlecone Pines. While they are famous for their venerable ages, younger bristle cones go on to take a very different appearance. They are thin, tall and unique among pines in which the entire lengths of the branches are covered with needles. This also gives them the bushy appearance that earned them the nickname "fox-tail pines." Look carefully as you walk through these barren slopes – otherwise you might just come across a Mountain Short-horned Lizard trying to remain camouflaged!

Inspiration Point Information

  • Do not take the hike if you are physically unfit.
  • Carry water with you.
  • Carry wind-cheaters just in case it starts to rain.
  • Keep your cameras handy.

Inspiration Point Ticket Prices

  • Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.

Inspiration Point Opening and Closing Hours

  • Only hours to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply. For additional hours like for the trail and overnight visit, please contact the visitor centre.

How To reach Inspiration Point by Public Transport

  • Take the shuttle service to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park Reviews

  • Very very beautiful and surprisingly dog friendly.

  • One word: breathtaking, and like no other. For the best light, come early and watch the sunrise -- it's spectacular and you'll have it all to yourself. Dress warm though, you're high up and temperatures drop during the night!

  • Awesome place to watch the sun rise.

  • I chose Inspiration Point to photograph the sunrise over snow covered hoodoo's and canyons. I was not disappointed but having stood at the edge waiting for the sun to show itself I nearly froze myself! I didn't pack any heavy cloths for my trip to Vegas so I was very unprepared for the morning chill as I decided to drive here just for a few pictures. I loved it (once I thawed out) and would like to come back and include some of the other close national parks in the deal.

  • Truly Beautiful and I understand the namesake! I love Utah.

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