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Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the natural highlights of any visit to the southwest of the USA. Located in the southwest of Utah, this park attracts many visitors inspired by the natural beauty of its famous hoodoos, spires created out of the bigger rocks they once were.
The park is open all year round, with most of the crowds visiting during the warmer summer months from May to September. For a more tranquil visit, come in winter, when the 'hoodoos' are sometimes covered with a thin layer of snow. Nights are below freezing, but days are generally nice, warm and sunny.
The park is easily reached along US 12, and taking US 63 south, from where it's just a few miles to the park's entrance. Zion National Park is just about 80 miles to the west.
Most people travel around in their own car along the 18-mile drive from the entrance station to the end of the road at Rainbow Point, at 9,115 feet above sea level. There are many turnouts with awesome views across the canyon.
From mid-May to the end of September there is an optional shuttle service which stops at almost all of the interesting points.
There are just a few options inside the park. Just north of the entrance is Bryce Canyon village, with several hotels and motels, including Best Western. The nearest town, Tropic, is about 11 miles away.
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