Bryce Canyon National Park, Winter Sunrise, Sunset Point

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is a fairyland of red, orange, and white hoodoos and spires. The rim elevation varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.

Winter comes early. The park is open year-round but rooms at the lodge are generally closed January and February.

Rooms in the park can be difficult to obtain, so book early.

The shots in this article were taken in November. We were booked at Zion National Park which is about 90 minutes away, but when the weather forecast called for snow at Bryce, I double booked for a night hoping to catch snow on the hoodoos. These are the resultant images.

Feature Image Details

I used a Canon Canon 24-105MM F4 L Lens for 1/13, F10, ISO 125.

I was at Sunset Point just a short hike from the lodge to the rim.

Additional Images 

Bryce Canyon Sunrise Point

I believe the above image was taken at Sunrise Point. It’s a short hike between Sunrise and Sunset Point along the scenic rim trail.

Sunset point is not well named. You cannot watch a sunset over the canyon at sunset point at any time of year.

However, you can watch a sunrise at both points.

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock

6 thoughts on “Bryce Canyon National Park, Winter Sunrise, Sunset Point

  1. Very nice. I always liked Bryce Canyon due to the unusual rock formations. The snowy landscape is a nice contrast with the pastel rock formations.

  2. This is great/beautiful MIsh. Can’t wait till you’re out here permanently (Ken from St. Charles, IL to Scottsdale to Santa Fe). When you take pictures of Bisti Badlands, you’ll introduce your followers to something they’ve never seen before.

  3. Beautiful! We are going in a few weeks. You gave me some good advice a few months ago, so I got my hotels booked. Even snagged two nights at Bryce Lodge (with a slight schedule shift). I am no professional, but I look forward to taking some wonderful photos on our trip. Your photos are inspiring! 😊

    1. Hike the Navajo Loop Trail Counterclockwise.

      Go down to Thor’s Hammer (good at sunrise) then come back up slightly but not to the top of the canyon for a trail now on your left going down. Starting from the top, take the branch to the right after hiking down a short distance.

      The best views of “Wall Street” are when you are going down. Not up. That means go counterclockwise.
      Might have a picture of this shortly.

      For a longer and better hike go to Thor’s Hammer then back up and instead of completing the Navajo loop do a longer Queen’s Garden loop. A quick glance at a brochure will show what I mean.

      Highly recommended!

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