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Sunset Point – Bryce Canyon National Park
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Overview
Location

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Sights

Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park

Distance

It is about 450 ft to Sunset Point from the parking lot

Parking Lot Elevation

8000 ft

Summit Elevation

8000 ft

Time Required

Less than a half hour

Fees

There are entrance fees for Bryce Canyon National Park.

Water Info

Bring a bottle of water but bring more water if you plan to hike around longer.

Best Season

All. Each season offers a unique perspective on the park.

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Lots of shade on the short trail.

Trail Condition

There is a concrete trail to the point.

Restrooms

Yes. At the parking lot.

Visitor Center

Yes.

Camping

Only allowed in designated areas.

Food

Bring some snacks as needed.

Equipment

hat
sunglasses

Family Friendly?

Yes

GPS Coordinates:

Parking Lot: 37.62369, -112.16785
Sunset Point: 37.62262, -112.16589

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Driving Directions


The Trail:

If you are a looking for an easy walk to an amazing overlook then this is for you.

Even though there are other incredible overlooks, Sunset Point offers some of the best views of Bryce Canyon National Park.  I noticed that it was also one of the more popular stops with fresh faces arriving every few minutes.

The trail from the parking lot to Sunset Point is less than 500 feet.  It is completely accessible to people who may have difficulty walking or who are using wheelchairs.

I just love all the crazy looking rock formations in all the many colors.

If you are looking for a longer and more intimate view of all the colorful formations below then take the Navajo Loop Trail which leaves from Sunset Point.

The Return:

Head back to your vehicle.

Personal Thoughts:

There really isn’t much to this Trek.  You just get out of your car and walk the short path to the overlook and that’s it.

I stopped at Bryce on my way to Arizona and wanted to do something quick before I had to drive the rest of the way.  Sunset Point was the first stop I got out at and I was happy that I did.

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Technicality is how strenuous the Trek is. If there is lots of bouldering or if there is bushwhacking involved then the rating will be higher. Technicality also includes if there are steep inclines or the need for ropes and other equipment.

Enjoyment is strictly how much fun we had doing the Trek. Regardless of how tired and exhausted we were, if we had a ton of fun doing the Trek then it will receive a higher rating.

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Jeff Johnson
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