Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park

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Address: Rim Trail, Bryce, UT 84764, United States, Bryce Canyon National Park

Phone: +1-4358345322

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

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About Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park

The view to the northeast from Sunrise Point captures the Sinking Ship and Boat Mesa. It is set against the stark Pink Cliffs of the Aquarius Plateau. Boat Mesa is capped by the resistant rock called "The Conglomerate at Boat Mesa”. It rises above the hoodoos of Fairyland Canyon to an elevation of more than 8000 feet. To the north east side of the mesa, the tilting rocks of the Sinking Ship give an impression of geologic unrest to viewers. These rocks are basically a reminder of the tectonic activity that began about a million years ago and resulted in the rise of the Paunsaugunt Plateau to its present elevation. Sunrise Point also serves as a trailhead for Queen's Garden Trail that descends into a section of hoodoos which are ruled by the Queen Victoria hoodoo. This viewpoint also represents the end point for the Navajo Loop/Queen Victoria combination and is one of the most popular hikes in the Park.

Sunrise 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.

Sunrise Point Ticket Prices

  • Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.

How To reach Sunrise Point by Public Transport

  • It is a hike to the point from the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park Reviews

  • Wow! This place doesn’t get enough global attention. A really cool and beautiful place in the world with easily a full day of exploring. Drive up access. Relatively empty compared to more mobbed tourist attractions like, say, Horsehoe Bend. Went in December and the snow gave it added dimension that just enhanced the beauty. Although the snowy paths were pretty slippery if your shoes don’t have great grip so be careful! Be there at sunrise to see the maximum beauty of the location. And the Red Canyon leading into Bryce Canyon is almost just as scenic and totally unique.

  • Really cool and impressive touristic viewpoint we're you can enjoy the impressive nature of the Canyon. When in Bryce Canyon you can go for a short walk or longer hikes. Proper shoes and enough water are strongly recommended.

  • Beautiful, unique and inspirational to view. Worth it to come early enough to experience the sunrise and watch the light play across the craggly rocks and hoodoos. Bryce Canyon is lovely and enjoyable.

  • Pretty awesome view! The other view I like is rainbow point. But definitely this is a great panoramic view of the canyon. Bring a wide lens for sure for self portraits and a telephoto to get the scenic photography details. Best thing is the trails and scenic points are all connected and you can walk right along the rim. Take water if your gonna hike down into the canyon and a walking pole/stick for those steeper than average climbs.

  • The bathrooms were clean- they have a bottle refill station and the sights were absolutely beautiful! I had such a good time! I'll definitely be back.

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