Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park
Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park - Address, Phone Number
Address: Rim Trail, Bryce, UT 84764, United States
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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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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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.
Great place to get some fantastic pictures. Just be respectful there and don't climb on anything. The structures there are more delicate than you think. Also make sure your kids have leashes on them. They very well could run off a cliff.
Probably one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. Truly awesome. Hike down the canyon (we took the direction from sunrise to sunset point, which is arguably the nicer direction as you descend slower and keep the best for last). Go early (before 8.30 am) to avoid the large tourist crowds. Amazing experience.
The view at sunrise point is intended to be that of looking at the canyon rocks as first light hits it from the east. I prefer looking into the sunrise and catching first rays...
Amazing trail, going down in the canyon and seeing the Queen garden. And seeing the tunnels/arches, and enjoying the cool hoodoos.