Sunset is one of two campgrounds in Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwest Utah. Bryce is a beautiful canyon and a must see if you are touring southern Utah. The canyon top drive extends over twenty miles with numerous lookouts points. The campgrounds are close to the main entrance and provide a great option for all levels of campers. The sites are occupied by primarily tent campers as well as smaller trailers and vans. The campground is in a nice wooded ponderosa pine area within walking and biking distance of the canyon. The campground roads were recently repaved and the sites were well maintained. Each site had a fire ring and picnic table as well as close access to fresh drinking water. The campground is a great launching point for riding bikes and going on hikes throughout the park. Bryce does not get the same number of visitors as Zion but you will need to make a reservation during the peak season to secure a campsite. We visited in October and the campground was full and had been for the previous two weeks. The temps got down to the low 20s at night in October. So you will need to pack a warm sleeping bag and winter ready gear. While we preferred Zion and Arches Park, Bryce is with the visit.
Camping was pretty rough due to the heat but the camp grounds are clean, well kept toilet, water access and the views of the stars will take your breath away.
Sunset Campground in Bryce Canyon National Park is beautiful and spacious, and is very close to some overlooks and the visitor's center. My only complaint is that there wasn't much privacy between sites. It also gets very cold in the campground as it is higher elevation than some other parts of Utah, so bring warm gear if you are tenting.
Theres so many amazing and alien rock forms scattered throughout the park! If you only have time to park and view then sunset and sunrise points are amazing. One of our favorite hikes through the park is the wall street through Queens garden loop. Youll be amazed at the colors and shapes that nature is able to create given the time. An even cooler part about the park is that it changes year to year due to heavy erosion so youll be looking at a different view each time you visit.
From this campground you can walk to the Bryce Canyon shuttle which will take you to all the hikes throughout the National Park. I preferred Ruby’s Campground just outside the park.