- Sightseeing Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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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 you've got time, you'll find plenty of hiking trails, ranger programs and picnic areas to take advantage of along the way.
Previous visitors used words like "awesome" and "fantastic" to describe the route, recommending future travelers set aside several hours for the drive to allow for frequent stops. Keep in mind: Park rangers estimate that the drive takes a minimum of three hours.
The park encourages visitors to start their driving tour of Bryce Canyon National Park by driving straight to Rainbow Point at the very southern end of the park. From there, the whole park stretches out before you as you travel north. Access to the drive is included in park admission. Highway 12, or Utah's All-American Road, cuts across the northern part of the park, providing access to the Bryce Canyon area. Highway 63 runs south of Highway 12, running through the central part of the park past the visitor center, the campgrounds and all of the scenic overlooks.