The Visitor Center lies along the Scenic Drive in Bryce Canyon National Park approximately one and a quarter miles from the entrance station. This is a great place to begin your visit to the park as the park shuttles begin here. Visitors can leave their vehicles outside the park and ride a shuttle to the Visitor Center or park at the Visitor Center and take the shuttle from there.
This facility is the best place to gather information about attractions within the park. Rangers staff the Visitor Center, providing backcountry permits, current conditions and detailed trail information. Visitors also can purchase books and maps in the sales area to learn more about the regions cultural and natural history. Interpretive exhibits are housed here that describe the geology, human history and plant and animal communities within the park.
Directions from The Highway 12 and 63 intersection: Drive southward on Highway 63, 2.75 miles to the northern park boundary. After entering the park continue southward 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center.
Directions from The Highway 12 and 63 intersection: Via Park Shuttle: The park shuttle leaves the staging area every 15 minutes from May 15 through September 30. Visitors can take the Blue Line Shuttle to the Visitor Center then board the Red or Green Lines to reach various points within the park. This system helps to lessen traffic within the park and lessen environmental impacts of exhaust and erosion.
(NOTE: The Visitor Center closes on a few federal holidays during the winter and during heavy snowfall. Extended hours go into effect during the summer, when peak visitation occurs.)