While the Grand Canyon might be bigger than the Bryce Canyon in every way, Bryce Canyon is something you should not miss. I would even go so far and say that if you could only visit one, visit Bryce Canyon.
Yes, Grand Canyon is huge and amazing and a lot of other things but honestly, I think Bryce Canyon is prettier. And I can definitely recommend doing a hike in the canyon. It feels like you’re on a different planet at times.
Bryce Canyon seen from Bryce Point
The best way to explore the canyon is by taking a hike down into it. Sure, you could just visit all the viewpoints and look down but you will be missing out. We started our hike from Bryce Point. We took the bus from the Visitor Center to the viewpoint. We left our RV on the campground because there was also a bus from the campground to the visitor center. It’s all very easy.
From Bryce Point we took the Peekaboo Loop which goes down to the canyon floor rather quickly. Once you’re down the hike is pretty easy. It’s mostly flat and even the 4-years old walked most of the hike. And the views are spectacular.
Wind, rain, and frost shaped the canyon over thousands of years into fins arches and hoodoos. Hoodoos is the name for the rock formations you see all over the canyon.
Depending on the time of year you visit Bryce Canyon it can get very hot down there. I definitely recommend taking a lot of food and water with you. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also never a bad idea.
What Goes down Must Come up (Or Something like That)
If you walk down into the canyon you have to come up again sooner or later. I’d recommend doing that before running out of food or water. But the views make the ascent easier than you might expect.
The final ascend is almost behind us
Where to Stay with an RV
We stayed at Ruby’s Inn RV Park & Campground. It had all the facilities you could want and it has a bus stop to take you into the park. This is probably the closest you can stay to Bryce Canyon.