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Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Overview

__Sunset Campground is located in beautiful and unique Bryce Canyon National Park. Known for its colorful rock spires and grand vistas that sweep out over the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau, Bryce Canyon is the ultimate camping destination. Situated at an elevation of about 8,000 feet (2438 m), the campground is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the park's Visitor Center. Famed Sunrise and Sunset Points are nearby at the heart of the magnificent geologic wonder of Bryce Amphitheater, where hiking and photography opportunities are plentiful.

Recreation

Bryce Canyon offers several Hiking trails for day-hiking, many of which are inter-connected. Single trails range from easy to strenuous, and from less than a mile in length up to 11 miles (18 km). The most popular hikes are combinations of two or three trails. Bryce Amphitheater has spectacular rock formations and sweeping views, providing excellent photography opportunities. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle, which runs from May to September, makes several stops throughout the park, giving visitors easy access to its most popular trailheads and viewpoints. Astronomers love visiting Bryce Canyon, where 7,500 stars are visible on a moonless night. An Annual Astronomy Festival is held each June, and the park offers Astronomy and Night Sky Programs are offered more than 100 nights throughout the year. Guided full moon hikes are also a fun way to experience the park at night.

Facilities

Bryce Canyon offers several Hiking trails for day-hiking, many of which are inter-connected. Single trails range from easy to strenuous, and from less than a mile in length up to 11 miles (18 km). The most popular hikes are combinations of two or three trails. Bryce Amphitheater has spectacular rock formations and sweeping views, providing excellent photography opportunities. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle, which runs from May to September, makes several stops throughout the park, giving visitors easy access to its most popular trailheads and viewpoints. Astronomers love visiting Bryce Canyon, where 7,500 stars are visible on a moonless night. An Annual Astronomy Festival is held each June, and the park offers Astronomy and Night Sky Programs are offered more than 100 nights throughout the year. Guided full moon hikes are also a fun way to experience the park at night.

Natural Features

A ponderosa pine forest towers over Sunset Campground, offering equal parts sun and shade. The site is situated in a gently rolling landscape dotted with shrubs and summer wildflowers.

Nearby Attractions

The Colorado Plateau contains a multitude of awe-inspiring landscapes and Bryce Canyon lies very close to many of them, including Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Panguitch Lake, Boulder Mountain, Calf Creek Recreation Area, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Driving along Scenic Byway 12 is a must-do for its red rock canyons and jaw-dropping views.

Charges & Cancellations

A customer who does not arrive at the campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date may be canceled, assessed a $20 no-show fee and forfeit the night's fees for a campsite.

Fee Info

Bryce Canyon charges an entrance fee separate from the camping fee. You may pay the fee upon arrival at the entrance station or <a href="https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74334" rel="nofollow">purchase in advance.</a> The park also honors Federal interagency passes (e.g., annual, senior, access, 4th grade, Golden Age pass etc.). For more information visit the park's <a href="https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/fees.htm" rel="nofollow">Fees & Passes</a> web page.__

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Location

Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Utah

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Highway 89 approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of Panguitch, Utah, travel east on Highway 12 for about 14 miles (22.5 km). Turn south on Highway 63 to the main entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. Sunset Campground is on the west (right) side of the road approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) past the Visitor Center.

Address

P.O. BOX 640201 BRYCE CANYON
Bryce, UT 84764

Coordinates

37.6344444 N
112.1669444 W

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
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  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

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49 Reviews

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2023

Scout it out if you can

I drove through just to check out the tent camping. They really pack them in there. I would not enjoy being so close to other campers. Feels unnatural.

Month of VisitNovember
c
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2023

Convenient, quiet and clean

This campsite was amazing and so convenient to be in the park. We were here during the eclipse weekend and were surprised at how quiet the campground was despite it being full. The trees help with shade & dulling the noise. There is two loops that are strictly tents only which is super nice. Facilities were clean and easily accessible. $20 a night or 50% if you have an interagency pass. Nice fire ring & picnic table at each spot. Well maintained and was so much fun. Just to note some spots are on a bit of a slope.

Site252
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by claire E., October 15, 2023
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by claire E., October 15, 2023
Erin S.
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2023

Nice campground in Bryce Canyon NP

This campground was first come first serve, so I was worried it would already be packed since I was visiting over Labor Day weekend. Thankfully there were plenty of open spots. Close to lots of trails and view points in the park.

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Erin S., September 10, 2023
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Erin S., September 10, 2023
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Erin S., September 10, 2023
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j
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2023

Great option smaller RVs

On a 6 month road trip with no reservations. Pulled in on Sunday, June 4th and had several site options. Bathrooms are clean as is the camp sink. Loop A is RV only. 3 dumpsters for trash. Dump station and water fill is included in reservation. $5 for those without. Fairly level asphalt pads with fire pit and picnic table. Nice setting among the trees. Shuttle stop and access to multi use path at top of hill. Ram truck towing a 22” TT Stayed 3 nights as there is plenty to explore.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by james , June 6, 2023
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by james , June 6, 2023
V
Reviewed May. 22, 2023

Feeling @home

Very welcome and friendly staff, all clean and well organised! Amazing park with great layout.

SiteRV Park Sunset
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Van D., May 22, 2023
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Van D., May 22, 2023
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Van D., May 22, 2023
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Ben R.
Reviewed May. 17, 2023

Awesome site, good price & great location!

This site was $20 a night which is such a steal for the location. Definitely plan on getting there early and reserving a site ASAP, they fill up super quick. The sites were a little close together, but you can hike out of them straight into the park. Easy to reserve your site, the bathrooms were super clean and there was even a separate room just for washing dishes which was so so so nice. No views of the park, just in the woods. But it was a great place to stay for visiting Bryce Canyon! Highly recommend, just get there early!!! Tents, RVS, the whole works. PS. The animals in the area are super friendly and clearly get fed ALL the time (they’ll walk right up to you) so just remember to keep your distance and don’t feed them!!!!!

Month of VisitJune
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Andrew P.
Reviewed May. 9, 2023

Clean, quiet and shady

Plenty of shade and pine trees. The campground was pretty quiet, and the bathrooms are exceptionally clean.

Site292
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Andrew P., May 9, 2023
laura S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 6, 2023

Decent, no views, pretty open

this is fine for a night, but during a busy summer day with lots of families and kids it would be loud. no views from the campground, though ponderosa pine would provide shade on hot summer day. convenient for an early morning hike. most rv spots are pretty level.

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Month of VisitJune
Nick P.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2022

Best in the snow!

We went in late December of 2020 and there was about a foot of snow down. It was one of the best campgrounds on our trip!

Month of VisitJanuary
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CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2022

Very Nice

Here at the end of September. Clean bathrooms with flushing toilets central and accessible. Water readily available. Fairly quiet as far as public campsites go. Routinely monitored by park staff.

Site293
Month of VisitOctober
m
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2022

Beautiful Location

This spot is very gorgeous and is an easy walk to the canyon view points! One thing to look out for are the fees! We chose this spot thinking it was a free camp site, turns out there’s a pay to stay right at the front of the campground. Rangers enforce the rules pretty heavily! V

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by mia , September 10, 2022
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by mia , September 10, 2022
Curtis C.
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2022

Bryce Canyon

Nice campground, and clean bathrooms

Site288
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Curtis C., August 4, 2022
s
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2022

Just one quick night

3⭐️ b/c I didn’t really get to explore the campground much so I don’t think it makes sense to give it more. However I’d give it 5⭐️ just based on my limited stay.

This was a 1 night stop between Zion and Page, AZ.

It was quiet and private. Our site extended pretty far back. There were sites on the sides but not visible from our site. Stars were gorgeous.

Visitor center had a helpful ranger to help with planning. Catching the sunrise was a short (maybe 5 min drive).

Highly recommended as staying in the national park is a plus.

Stayed there Oct 2021

SiteC283
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by shea , July 3, 2022
R
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2022

Nice good maintained nps campground

Nice campground. Good maintenence. Learned that the difference between tent and rv is defined by: rv has fixed sink and toilet. Our van without fixed sink and without build in kitchen was charged as tent.

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Month of VisitMay
L
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2021

Particularly poor grading

Poor grading for tent sites. Tent sites are in Loop B and Loop C.

Many sites have no privacy. Many sites are poorly graded and badly sloped which is not critical for RV's but is a problem for tents. Loop C  is slightly more desirable than Loop B.

B 269 & 268 seem fairly level, but across the road sites 270, 267, 266, 264 are very sloped.

Loops B & C have very small parking pads...bring your VW to park in Loops B & C

In Loop A many sites get wet in bad weather but for RV's that may not matter.

toilet facilities are decent.

Site242
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by LoneCamper C., November 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by LoneCamper C., November 3, 2021
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RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Sunset

Clean, well-maintained campsites with flush toilets and showers. No electricity or water. Wonderful dark skies at night. Beautiful sunrise views.

Sitec279
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by RUTH ANN A., October 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by RUTH ANN A., October 6, 2021
Adam B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2021

Best campsite of our trip!

Sunset Campground was amazing.  Easy access to the shuttle system and multiple trails.  Amenities were great and site was nice and private.  You can buy everything you need at Ruby's Inn General Store back in town.  Great spot.

SiteC301
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Adam B., October 1, 2021
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Adam B., October 1, 2021
Dave L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2021

Sunset campground is worth the money!

We booked the campground a few days ago and we were nervous about the location. We loved the site. We were close to the modern bathroom with dish area for doing dishes. The sites are pretty close together so you can hear talking and van doors.

SiteC301
Month of VisitSeptember
Dan G.
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2021

Right across from the canyon

Sites were nice and quiet. Bathrooms were good. Bryce Canyon is right across from the campground.

Month of VisitAugust
J
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Typical National Park Campground

Not within eyesight of the main attraction of Bryce, but is hiking distance. Overall spacious for a major national park and well maintained. Close enough to the viewpoints that a quick drive for sunset/sunrise is a breeze.

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Month of VisitJuly
Isabel F.
Reviewed May. 3, 2021

Very nice! A little squished

The campground was in a beautiful spot with very convenient distance to a lot of the scenic viewpoints and hikes. The bathroom was very nice and clean as well. They have flush toilets with sinks, soap, and an air dryer to dry your hands. I would have given it 5 stars if the campsites weren’t so close to each other. Other than that, it was very nice!

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Isabel F., May 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Isabel F., May 3, 2021
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2020

Great campground

There isn’t a ton of privacy but I really like this campground and Bryce is just amazing! Most sites have the table/fire pit area behind your RV/trailer and not on the side. If you’re going in the summer and want shade I suggest bringing a pop up tent because you may not get to use your awning much since you’re not setting up on the side.

Amy S.
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2020

Great Location

This is a large campground in a wooded area offering shade and some privacy.  There are 50 RV sites, 50 tent sites and 1 group site.   No water, sewer or electric.  Great proximity to the trails of the main park.

Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Amy S., November 6, 2020
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2020

Well maintained, good location

Nicely organized campground. Walkable to Sunset Point. All sites in Loop B have easy access to bathroom. Clean facilities include bathroom, dish sink, water (no shower). Picnic table and a fire ring with grill provided. Open, some shade, no privacy. Room for one vehicle each site. Our 18' van fit just right. Loop B, #267.

D
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2020

Great campground!

Awesome campground! Nicely located just a short walk to Bryce ampetheter

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Delaney Z., October 16, 2020
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Delaney Z., October 16, 2020
Christine J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2020

Beautiful

Did not camp here, campground was full. Drove through and looked though. Just as nice as the North Campground although no trails start out of here.

  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Christine J., September 19, 2020
Myrna G.
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2020

Beauty under the pines

Decided to head to Bryce Canyon and camp at Sunset campground. I was in site 249 the last site for RV’s in loop A. Spacious spot however very little privacy. There are plenty of pine trees for shade. Close walk out of the campground and you can catch the shuttle to look-out points or trails. Campground was clean and the host very friendly. Has no hookups but they do have large trash bins at the entrance of the campground. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Myrna G., June 26, 2020
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Myrna G., June 26, 2020
Pamela D.
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2019

Closed early

Talked to the ranger at North Campground (which was full by 4 pm) and she said they closed Sunset a week or so ago due to cold temps and no campers. Now the weather is perfect but they are not re-opening Sunset, despite loads of campers here today.

Steve & Ashley  G.
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2019

Great National Park Campground

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.

  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Steve & Ashley  G., October 22, 2019
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Steve & Ashley  G., October 22, 2019
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Steve & Ashley  G., October 22, 2019
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Kelsey M.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2018

Just Wonderful!

Sunset is the more secluded of Bryce Canyon's two campgrounds. I LOVE that there are separate RV and tent loops and that generators are not allowed in the tent loops. 

I ended up in B loop which is the smallest. Each site is well defined and separated by some vegetation, but not enough to provide privacy. 

The campground host was nice and took her job very seriously. She was happy to ask RVers to leave the tent sites as needed. During the day I could hear but not see the road. The free shuttle system helps minimize traffic in the park. It's an easy walk from the campground so some amazing viewpoints and there's a shuttle stop right at the campground entrance if you want to check out some further sites. The shuttle system was a little confusing when I visited because they had just switched to winter hours that day and were still figuring out the timing and system. 

Each site has a table and fire pit with a bathroom nearby. The bathrooms also have well maintained rooms to wash dishes in, something I haven't seen before. 

Bryce Canyon is incredible! If you're looking for an easy but breathtaking hike I suggest doing some of the Rim Trail. If you do this hike while the shuttles are running it doesn't have to be an out and back, you can just choose two shuttle stops to hike between.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Kelsey M., October 3, 2018
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Kelsey M., October 3, 2018
  • Review photo of Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park by Kelsey M., October 3, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park?

Camping at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park can cost between $55.00 and $100.00 depending on the site.

What is the max vehicle length at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park?

Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park allows vehicles up to 50 feet.

Are fires allowed at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is fair, and T-Mobile is good.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

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There are 99 campsites at Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts