August 13, 2022
I managed to make it from my airbnb in Teasdale, UT to Inspiration Point in the park just in time for sunrise. Watching the Hoodoos in the canyon illuminate as the sun rose on the horizon was well worth the 4:30am wake up call. Bryce was super easy to navigate and is much smaller than I initially thought. It’s about a 30 minute drive from the park entrance to Rainbow and Yovimpa Points, the southernmost part of the park.
I opted for the Fairyland Loop Trail (8 miles, 1,500 feet) as it offers an amazing view of several portions of the canyons. It’s not terribly difficult since you gradually go up and down throughout the hike, but my timing made for some rough, midday sun. There’s not much shade so pack some water and sunscreen.
After a stunning sunset at Bryce Point I left the park to camp in the Dixie National Forest. It’s a free dispersed camping area and the road was fairly flat and I had no issue finding a camping spot.