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For diverse perspectives of the main amphitheater, head to Inspiration Point, which is home to three levels of viewpoints. From here, visitors can look toward the Silent City (near Sunset Point) with rows of hoodoos set against the backdrop of Boat Mesa. Recent visitors called the view breathtaking and noted that this is a great way for people with mobility issues to see "one of the most incredible views in the USA."

There are no trails that lead into the canyon, and the park says that the cliffs of Inspiration Point are quite dangerous, with crumbly rock, slippery slopes and sheer drop-offs. Visitors should remain behind the railing at all times. However, you can walk to Sunset Point from here along an easy path that extends for less than a mile. Inspiration Point is the No. 4 stop on the park's free shuttle. Check out the NPS website to find out more about Inspiration Point's geology. 

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#1 Inspiration Point For diverse perspectives of the main amphitheater, head to Inspiration Point, which is home to three levels of viewpoints. From here, visitors can look toward the Silent City (near Sunset ... Read more » Sumiko Scott / Getty Images

#2 Bryce Point One of the most popular viewpoints in the park, Bryce Point offers stunning sunrises for those willing to get up early. As the sun rises, it looks like the tops ... Read more » Apexphotos / Getty Images

#3 Sunrise Point This scenic point offers not only amazing views but some of the more fancifully named formations in the park. Visitors have views of the Boat Mesa and the Sinking Ship ... Read more » littleting/Pradthana Jarusriboonchai / Getty Images

#4 Scenic Drive The park's 38-mile (round-trip) scenic drive features 13 viewpoints along the route. The northern overlooks have the most hoodoos, but the southern overlooks offer the most expansive views. If ... Read more » Daniel Grill / Getty Images

#5 Rainbow Point and Yovimpa Point Located at the southern end of the park, Rainbow Point offers expansive views of the entire park back to the north. Yovimpa Point, which is also located here, is where ... Read more » VW Pics / Getty Images

#6 Fairyland Canyon This scenic overlook, which sits 1 mile north of the park entrance station, is a great place to see hoodoos up close. The trailhead for the strenuous 8-mile Fairyland Loop ... Read more » David H. Carriere / Getty Images

#7 Visitor Center According to recent travelers, starting your Bryce Canyon experience at the visitor center is a must. Here, you'll find a ranger help desk, exhibits on the area, interactive consoles ... Read more » Al_HikesAZ / Flickr

#8 Sunset Point Sunset Point is home to some of Bryce Canyon's most famous hoodoos, including the Silent City, a maze of hoodoos and fins concentrated in a tight formation, and Thor ... Read more » Don & Melinda Crawford/UIG / Getty Images

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In the winter, head to Inspiration Point, where you'll see Bryce Canyon's vivid hoodoos partially covered by snow. Sumiko Scott / Getty Images

Bryce Canyon, as seen from Inspiration Point. Apexphotos / Getty Images

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It takes about three hours to drive to the 13 viewpoints along the park's 38-mile (round-trip) scenic drive Daniel Grill / Getty Images

You'll see both trees and hoodoos from Yovimpa Point. VW Pics / Getty Images

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