Bryce Point is one of the most spectacular views in Bryce Canyon National Park. It provides nearly 360° views because of the way it goes out in a peninsula over the canyon. The trail is only 0.2 miles round trip and is paved.
The parking lot is east of the Inspiration Point parking and shares the turn off from the main road. This hike is a paved trail to the overlook.
The views along the side of the trail are beautiful right from the beginning of the trail.
As the trail reaches the edge of one of the hoodoo amphitheaters, it heads to the right and down a hill. The main path would be a bit steep for a wheelchair, but there is an optional switchback that makes the slope more gradual.
Here is a view standing at the viewpoint at the end. You can look up and see the two neighboring rooms down and see the parking lot off the left.
The views at the end are stunning!
The majority of hoodoos at Bryce have a reddish hue, but there are other variations. There is a lot of cream-colored hoodoos and arches visible from Bryce Point.
Here are a few of the details. These remind me of people near a castle.
There is a railing all along the way to keep visitors safe. It is definitely worth the short walk out to see!
The rim trail also connects here. You can hike north towards Inspiration Point (easy) or beyond. If you head further south, you can join the Peekaboo Trail (moderate), or Under the Rim Trail (difficult). For more information on these hikes click here.
Stats: Distance – .02 miles there and back
Approximate hiking time – 20-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 26 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – paved
Bathrooms – None (flush ones nearby at Sunset or Sunrise Points)
Seasons to hike – Year Round (use micro-spikes when icy or snowy)
Permits needed – $35 per vehicle for 7-day pass or National Parks Pass
Pets allowed – No
For an overview of Bryce Canyon National Park, click here. Other trails nearby are Inspiration Point, Sunset to Sunrise Point and Navajo Loop / Queen’s Garden Trail. Just outside Bryce Canyon National Park are Pink Ledges in Red Canyon and Mossy Cave Trail.