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About Sunset Campground
Sunset Campground is located west of Sunset Point, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center, and is comprised of 100 sites in 3 loops; A, B, and C. Twenty tent sites are reservable during certain times of the year in Loop B (see reservation dates below). Loop A is for RV campers. Loops B and C are for tent campers. This campground is closest to the best hiking trails which begin and end at Sunset Point.
Sites
101
Access
Drive In
Fee Info
Group Standard Nonelectric sites: 7-10 people $55 per night 11-15 people $70 per night 16-20 people $80 per night 21-25 people $90 per night 26-30 people $100 per night
Operator
National Park Service
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Sunset Campground is located in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah
Latitude
37.622 N
Longitude
-112.157 W
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18 Reviews of Sunset Campground
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.

Amazing!

Such an amazing campground. We were sad to not be able to hang our hammocks or anything from the trees but they wanted to protect the trees from bark beetles. Relatively cheap, big spots, and amazing weather. Tons of spots to pick from as well!

Nice Camping in Bryce Canyon

We stayed here for one night in mid June. We had a reservation ahead of time, but I don't think the campground was completely full. We stayed in a campervan in B loop (B267). It was very chilly when we were there, temps got down to the 30s at night! Our site was nice, basic campsite. Parking pad wasn't completely level so it was a little tough with the campervan. We made good use of the fire pit with the cold weather. Easy walk across the street to get onto the trails leading around the rim of the canyon as well as in the canyon. We did a trail run/hike on the Navajo, Peekaboo, and Queens Garden loop which was really beautiful. What a unique place!! We didn't need to use park shuttles, etc. as we were only there for a day and spent most of it hiking. Bryce is at around 8,000 feet in elevation, something to keep in mind as it will affect the temperatures as well as breathing! We are from Connecticut and I was huffing and puffing a bit to acclimate. Bathrooms were basic, clean. No showers. I would recommend staying here to explore Bryce, it was conveniently situated and met our needs well!

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Camping in Bryce

Great campground in Bryce National Park. Easy walk to the canyon and shuttle points.

Campground was first come-first served. Pick an open site with no reservation ticket on the post. Registration and payment box at campground entrance. Has lots of tent camping as well as a section for RVs.

Campground itself was nice and shaded. The sites were dispersed enough so you have some privacy.

Beautiful spot, busy campground, no privacy...

Sites at Sunset Campground can not be reserved, and at 11 am on a Friday morning, we snagged the very last site available. I’ll admit that the site itself wasn’t the best - no privacy at all, and ground that was a bit eroded. We did manage to find a flat spot to pitch the tent, which was the most important thing, and we were super happy to be able to explore many of the trails right from the campground.

The campground had basic amenities - toilets and drinking water, but nothing fancy. There had been a mountain lion spotted a few days before we arrived, so campers, especially those with pets, were on high alert. We took the trail leading from the campground early in the morning, and were excited to have it to ourselves. What a beautiful spot for watching the sunrise.

Beautiful spot, busy campground, no privacy...

Sites at Sunset Campground can not be reserved, and at 11 am on a Friday morning, we snagged the very last site available. I’ll admit that the site itself wasn’t the best - no privacy at all, and ground that was a bit eroded. We did manage to find a flat spot to pitch the tent, which was the most important thing, and we were super happy to be able to explore many of the trails right from the campground.

The campground had basic amenities - toilets and drinking water, but nothing fancy. There had been a mountain lion spotted a few days before we arrived, so campers, especially those with pets, were on high alert. We took the trail leading from the campground early in the morning, and were excited to have it to ourselves. What a beautiful spot for watching the sunrise.

Beautiful spot, busy campground, no privacy...

Sites at Sunset Campground can not be reserved, and at 11 am on a Friday morning, we snagged the very last site available. I’ll admit that the site itself wasn’t the best - no privacy at all, and ground that was a bit eroded. We did manage to find a flat spot to pitch the tent, which was the most important thing, and we were super happy to be able to explore many of the trails right from the campground.

The campground had basic amenities - toilets and drinking water, but nothing fancy. There had been a mountain lion spotted a few days before we arrived, so campers, especially those with pets, were on high alert. We took the trail leading from the campground early in the morning, and were excited to have it to ourselves. What a beautiful spot for watching the sunrise.

Very strict on rules - fills up fast

We payed for our site, hung up our tag, set up our tent and went hiking. We returned to a notice that our tent was outside of the 20 feet radius of the camp fire and therefore threatening the plant life (it was on a flat completely gravel plot) and if it wasn't moved we would be fined and removed. Not a big deal to move the tent we are just lucky we weren't gone long. It's not easy to tell where they want you to set up there are developed and non- developed sites so read the rules carefully before you set up.

We arrived at 11 am on a Thursday to find 50 % of sites available - by 3 they were full.

But other than that very pretty, well spread out, clean and stocked restrooms no showers. This park does not stock soap in any restrooms - like there is no dispenser even installed so bring your own or wet wipes. Beautiful hiking!

Check out the North camp ground first (They have SHOWERS!)

Sunset Campground, located in Bryce Canyon National Park

Conveniently located right in Bryce Canyon. Many first come first serve sites, but it's best to secure a reservation. Friendly hosts, clean sites, clean restrooms, and the park's shuttle bus stops at the campground. Great place to start a bike ride and hike the great Bryce Canyon!

Convenient to trails and has clean facilities

We stayed at sunset campground the first week of June, and it was still very cold! The campground was clean and the host did regular rounds to check on everyone.

There are very clean bathrooms with flushable toilets and running sink water. There is also a separate area with a sink for washing camp dishes. No showers on site.

I was surprised that there were no bear boxes or bear wire available at the campsites considering there are black bears in the area. If you go, make sure to store your food properly.

The campground is in a good location and you can walk to inspiration point as well as some of the other overlooks. Many other trails are in walking distance, but a few points like Rainbow vista you need to drive to.

Overall, it was a good camping experience. We did not reserve a site ahead of time and the campground was almost full by lunchtime. It's pretty popular so get there early!