What to Do in Bryce Canyon for One Day

Many travelers who book their stay at Parry Lodge do so because they want to be in a central location to some of the best national parks in the American West. Several amazing parks surround the lodge, one of which is Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon National Park is just 88 minutes from Parry Lodge, making it a popular day trip among guests. 

We recommend that you enjoy the following activities and attractions during your one-day tour of Bryce Canyon National Park:

Hike the Fairyland Loop

Those who want to spend their entire day in Bryce Canyon National Park immersing themselves in its beauty should embark on the Fairyland Loop trail. This trail spans more than 8 miles and requires hikers to descend 950 feet along the way. It's not for the faint of heart and is often described as a strenuous hike that is best left to experienced hikers. However, it's well worth the effort for those who can manage it. On the trail, hikers will discover the pink and white canyons of the park as well as the spires and hoodoos that make this park famous.

Drive to Sunrise and Sunset Points

Those who want to get the best photo opportunities of Bryce Canyon National Park will want to stay in the car and head straight for Sunrise and Sunset Points. These points provide panoramic views of Bryce Canyon and all of its mystical hoodoos. This itinerary is ideal for those who may not be up for an exhilarating hike into the depths of the canyons.

Hike the Navajo Loop Trail

The Navajo Loop Trail is a more moderate trail that less-experienced hikers may wish to try. It spans about 3 miles and goes into the depths of the canyon. Be cautious though, this trail should not be used if it is raining, as the precipitation can cause quick and unexpected slides.

If possible, stay until the sun sets in Bryce Canyon. During this magical moment each day, the colors change rapidly across the hoodoos and you can witness one of nature's most beautiful works of art. 

For more information on the top things to do in and around Kanab, contact us at Parry Lodge today.

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