Sunrise PointCurrently Closed
- Address: Rim Trail, Bryce, UT 84764, United States, Bryce Canyon National Park
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4358345322
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Nature
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.
- 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.
- Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.
- It is a hike to the point from the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Bryce Canyon National Park and book an accommodation of your choice.
70.28% of people who visit Bryce Canyon National Park include Sunrise Point in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
54.55% of people start their Sunrise Point visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sunrise Point
59.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sunrise Point
A must see. One of the Utah's Great 5. This place is great for the young and old at heart. Hikers to photographers you can't go wrong here. The Rim Trail from Inspiration Point to Sunset Point through the park, simply state it is majestic. You will need it least a 3-day minimum visit but a seven day stay would be far more Superior in the outcome.
Gorgeous spot for photos and one of the best spots to see the park. If you are doing the hike into the canyon, I prefer to come out at this spot. It can get extremely busy, but if you are patient enough people will let you have your photo. Just try to be respectful of other people taking photos as well.
Loved this place. So peaceful and Serene. Mountains are so Majestic and you easily feel one with nature. So glad we went finally, but wished I had seen it all sooner. A great place to go year after year.
Awesome experience. I recommend spending a couple of hours hiking from/to sunset/sunrise point to the other one taking the loop that goes down. Beautiful rock formations and colors.
My favorite of all the parks we visited on this trip. You must come and check it out. Photos don’t do it justice. Be sure to allow ample time when visiting parks. It is a long drive in and out and numerous stops along the way. It is handicap friendly, but if your up for hiking the trails are amazing.