Sunrise Point611 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Rim Trail, Bryce, UT 84764, United States, Bryce Canyon National Park
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4358345322
- 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.
Sunrise Point Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Sunrise Point
- Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.
How to Reach Sunrise Point
- It is a hike to the point from the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park.
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53.22% 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
Sunrise Point Reviews & Ratings
Bryce Canyon National Park is just a little way from Zion, higher up in altitude so the temperatures are a little lower. The features are smaller and very detailed, which makes for wonderful hikes. There's a great hike from the Sunrise Point down and up on the Navajo loop. This can be followed by one of the larger loops, for instance Queen's Garden and the canyon trail to Bryce point, returning by Cliff Trail. Like Share
We ended our hike up here starting from the Sunset Point (walk down the path and you'll arrive at Sunset). It has a pretty intense switchback at the finishing touch (for us coming up), but going down shouldn't be too hard. There were tons of people here by noon time so it's hard to get a decent photo (via finding an open spot) so I'd come early if you don't want to fight your way through the crowd for a photo.
Bryce Canyon National Park is a great park along with Zion National Park. There is a lot of beautiful and amazing views here. You can take some great pictures here with the beautiful rock in the back ground. We will definetly be visiting more here in the years to come. If my review helps you in any way can you PLEASE leave me a thumbs up like on my review. Thank you.
A beautiful place to capture vistas of the park. It's an easy walk from the closest parking area. The rim of the canyon offers views the amazing hoodoos below. The is a danger if going too close to the edge; be careful and monitor children's actions.
Though this is a famous point for watching sunrise, I did not have the chance to watch sunrise there, but the views of the canyon and hoodoos are stunning any time of the day. You get to see them from different vantage points at the edge of canyon. Do not miss it if visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. Parking area is relatively large and short distance to viewing area.