Sunrise Point

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  • 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

Sunrise Point - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Sunrise Point

  • Sunrise Point Address: Rim Trail, Bryce, UT 84764, United States, Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Sunrise Point Contact Number: +1-4358345322
  • Sunrise Point Timing: 24-hrs
  • Sunrise Point Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sunrise Point(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sunrise Point: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sunrise Point

  • 95% of people who visit Bryce Canyon National Park include Sunrise Point in their plan

  • 34.47% of people start their Sunrise Point visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sunrise Point

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

62.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sunrise Point

People normally club together Bryce Canyon and Wall Street while planning their visit to Sunrise Point.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park Reviews

  • Sunrise Point is situated along the Rim Trail near the Lodge in Bryce Canyon National Park. Here you can enjoy extended views into the Bryce Amphitheatre and the canyon floor area. The name of the viewpoint gives hint that this is a popular spot for sunrise views and photographs. We enjoyed watching the colour of the endless hoodoos change asas the rising sun cast light down into the amphitheatre. This was a fun activity before making way to the Lodge restaurant for breakfast. Note: There are is similar Sunset Point further south along the Rim Trail which is another great spot for impressive views into the amphitheatre. You can probably guess what time of the day many visitors gather there.

  • 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.

  • Stunning views! You can decide if you want to just look from above or to hike the full trail. It can be a little steep, and it's Rocky so you need to watch your step, and pack a lot of water! It's also WORTH it to do the 3 mile hike Queens Garden/Navajo loop, the views are incredible!

  • First step and stop in Bryce Canyon National Park. Panoramic view impressed. But if you want to make a photos on sunrise time you can find better point in a park. But anyway first emotions were running high. Trail is not long and many point to stop and enjoy a park. You can walk to sunset point if you want. It’s not very far

  • Incredible views. Can be very crowded at times. Note - the upper areas of the part are between 8,000 - 9,000 ft in elevation. Some people, no matter what condition you are in, can be bothered by the altitude. Even though most trails are fairly easy for me with the elevation I found it challenging at times. Plenty of clean bathrooms and places to get water.

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