Bryce Canyon National Park

Lodging and Camping

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Best Western Ruby's Inns On Hwy 63, 1 mile from entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. The Best Western Ruby's Inn is the closest accommodations to Bryce Canyon National Park. For almost 90 years the Syrett family has been providing quality guest services and friendly western hospitality for visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park. The Best Western Ruby's Inn features two restaurants: Canyon Diner and Piccadilly Pizza and Cowboy's Buffet and Steak Room. Click Here for Rates, availability and reservation online

There are other hotels and motels in the cities of Cedar City, and St. George with something for every taste and price range. For more information and a complete list. Click on the City for - Rates, availability and reservation on line.

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon offers a rustic 1920s elegance - down to replicas of the lodge's original hickory furniture - this beautiful "in-park" lodge is a National Historic Landmark.


Bryce Canyon National Park has two campgrounds, North and Sunset, located in close proximity to the visitor center, Bryce Canyon Lodge and the geologic wonder that is the Bryce Amphitheater. Both have restrooms with flush toilets, and drinking water. During the summer months coin-operated laundry and shower facilities are available at the general store nearby. There are no hook-ups in the campgrounds, but a fee-for-use dump station is available for RV users at the south end of North Campground.

NOTE: Dump-station is closed during winter because of freezing temperatures.

Both campgrounds are located in Ponderosa Pine forest habitat with equal amounts of shade and sun, giving them a similar appearance. All sites are limited to 10 people (with no more than 6 adults (adult=16 and up)), 3 tents and 2 vehicles and cost $15 per site/per night. Holders of special Park Passes; Senior Pass, Access Pass (part of the America The Beautiful - National Park Service & Federal Lands Pass System) or the Golden Age & Golden Access Passes, receive a 50% discount. Sites fill by early afternoon during the summer months. Click Here for Map of both campgrounds. A Group Site is available in Sunset Campground.

North Campground has 13 RV sites available by reservation and 86 RV and Tent Sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunset Campground has 20 Tent Sites and a Group site available by reservation and 80 RV and Tent Sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click Here for more information.

Park Backcountry Camping

Bryce Canyon's backcountry trails offer solitude, forests, meadows, wildlife, wildflowers and interesting geologic features. There are 8 campsites on the 22.9 mile (36.9 km) Under-the-Rim Trail. There are 4 campsites on the 8.8 mile (14.2 km) Riggs Spring Loop Trail. The trails are strenuous, with multiple changes in elevation. Elevations range from 6,800 feet (2,073 m) to 9,115 feet (2778 m).

Permits are required for all overnight stays. Permits may be purchased at the Visitor Center from 8 a.m. until one hour before closing. We do not accept advance reservations via the internet or mail. Reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance, in person, at the visitor center.

$5 - per permit / 1-2 persons / 7 nights maximum
$10 - per permit / 3-6 persons / 7 nights maximum
$15 - per permit / 7-15 persons (Group sites ONLY) / 7 nights maximum
Camp only at designated campsites. Leave no trace.

Additional Camping

Private, Utah State Parks and U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are located throughout the area. King Creek Campground on Tropic Lake is just west of the Park.

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