Transportation

To Park: Regular commercial flights serve Cedar City (87 miles), St George (150 miles) and Salt Lake City (270 miles), Utah, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada (270 miles).

Bryce Canyon Airport (4 miles), operated by Garfield County, has commercial flights from Las Vegas. Phone 435/834-5239 for current carriers and schedules. Private planes are welcome at this uncontrolled airport: Altitude: 7,586 feet; Runway Length: 7,400 feet; Runway Width: 75 feet. A shuttle service is available from the airport to local motels and recreational opportunities.

Sightseeing bus tours are available from St. George, Cedar City and Kanab, Utah.

In Park: Private vehicle rentals and bus tours originate outside the park. In spring and summer, concession-operated horseback tours are offered in the park. Biking is permitted on paved roads only; there are no bike lanes. Bikes are not allowed on park trails (see section on adjacent attractions).

Bryce Canyon Shuttle System

The new Bryce Canyon shuttle system enables visitors to enjoy the park and its natural and cultural beauty without the hassles of traffic. The shuttle has helped relieve some pressing natural resource protection concerns and is projected to help reduce the expenditure of tax dollars toward road maintenance while providing for better backcountry access.

The Bryce Canyon Shuttle route begins at the Shuttle Station located north of Bryce Canyon National Park. Passengers may board the shuttle at any stop after presenting proof of park admission. Those needing to purchase park admission can pay at the Shuttle Station before boarding. Throughout the duration of the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Route, visitors will pass by and be able to get off at four of the park's most iconic viewpoints, Bryce, Sunrise, Sunset and Inspiration Points.

Shuttle Stops include the following: 

  • Shuttle Station (Recommended area for parking)
  • Old Bryce Town
  • Best Western Plus Grand Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
  • Ruby's Campground
  • Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • Sunset Campground (shuttle does not enter the campground, but stops on the south area of campground)
  • Bryce Point
  • Inspiration Point
  • Sunset Campground (shuttle does not enter the campground, but stops at the north area of campground)
  • Sunset Point
  • Bryce Canyon Lodge
  • Sunrise Point (Located near General Store & High Plateau)
  • Ruby's Inn Campground (shuttle does not enter campground, but stops at the north area of campground)

The length of the shuttle route is approximately 50 minutes, not including stops at facilities and overlooks. 

Hours of operation of the Bryce Canyon Shuttle are the following:

April 12 – May 17: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

May 18 – Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 01 – Oct. 22: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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