- Address: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States
- Phone: +1-4358345322
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Nature
Sunset Point - Review
Sunset Point offers views of some of the most breathtaking Bryce Canyon's hoodoos. Directly below the point towards the south, the Silent City rises from the canyon floor and a maze of hoodoos and fins can be seen tightly packed in a formation. Just below the overlook on the northern edge, you will find Thor's Hammer standing alone. The colors of Bryce Canyon's rock are best displayed from Sunset Point. Also called the Claron Formation, this unique rock is primarily composed of limestone deposited approximately 50 million years ago. It was deposited in a large freshwater lake, known to geologists as Lake Claron. Iron oxide minerals are the reason behind the vibrant red, oranges, and yellows of the lower half of the cliffs which geologists refer to as the Pink Member. As its geological name suggests, here too patches of pink and purple caused by manganese oxides add to the present rainbow of color. The change from orange to white marks the beginning of the Upper Member.
Sunset 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.
Sunset Point Ticket Prices
- Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.
Sunset Point Opening and Closing Hours
- Only hours to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply. For additional hours like for the trail and overnight visit, please contact the visitor centre.
- Recommended time to visit: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
How To reach Sunset Point by Public Transport
- Take the shuttle service to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sunset Point
95% of people who visit Bryce Canyon National Park include Sunset Point in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
31.89% of people start their Sunset Point visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sunset Point
91.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sunset Point
Sunset Point Map
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Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park Reviews
Sunset 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 and watch the colours of the stacks of hoodoos reflect the soft colours of the evening light after sunset. We enjoyed joining other visitors eager to be at this particular location in the evening. Quite a few people arrived 30-45 minutes before sunset in order to set up tripods, making the area quite crowded in a relatively small space. This is something to keep in mind if you want to come setup here for photographs in the evening. Note: There is a similar Sunrise Point further north along the Rim Trail. This is another nice spot nearby for impressive views into the Amphitheatre.
Must do hike. Just amazing walk and views. But start the hike at Sunrise point and walk the navajo loop trail with Queens garden. Its 5km approximately. You want to do it this way since you want to climb up to sunset point through Wall Street. Just amazing hike.
Definitely do the Navajo Loop Trail if you can! Sunset Point is great but you don't get the full experience of the park without hiking a small section of it. A warning for you though - there is a sign that states that most of the falling rocks in the park come from this area so do be careful and mindful!
A must visit place. Much smaller in scale than the Grand Canyon but very beautiful views. It has pinkish hue to it. Best part is we can easily go for a short trek till the lower trail point. it gives many photo opportunities. Sunset and sunrise moments are precious. Even kids can try the short trek.
Truly awesome place! It's a bit of a drive to get here and it was an expensive entry fee considering we were only there for a half hour ($40), but still worth seeing a place I'd wanted to see since childhood. These pics were taken in May of 2015 during my cross country drive.
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