Sunset Campground is a scenic campground located near the Visitors Center in Southern Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park with close up access to the park’s signature red rocks. Bryce Canyon National Park is less busy than other parks in the area, and is considered an undiscovered gem by some visitors.
Sunset Campground is slightly larger than neighboring North Campground both of which are located near the visitor center and Bryce Canyon Lodge. Sunset Campground has 100 campsites that are partially shaded by Ponderosa Pines. There are three loops in the campground, labeled A, B, & C. Loop A is for RV campers. Loops B & C are for tent campers. Sunset Campground is closed during winter, campsites are reservable May – September, otherwise campsites are first-come, first-served.
North Campground – Bryce Canyon National Park Features
|Number of Campsites:||100|
|Dogs Allowed:||Yes – In campground only|
|Showers:||Yes – Coin Operated|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Dump Station Available at North Campground|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open spring – fall, weather dependent|
|Other:||Camp store and laundry facility available onsite. Wood gathering in the park is prohibited.|
|Geo Coordinates:||37.622908, -112.174497|
|Nearest City/Town:||Tropic, Utah|
|Location:||Garfield County, Utah|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Camp store located onsite|
|Directions:||From Highway 89 approximately 7 miles south of Panguitch, Utah, travel east on Highway 12 for about 14 miles. Turn south on Highway 63 to the main entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. Sunset Campground is on the west side of the road approximately 1.5 miles past the Visitor Center.|
|Web:||Bryce Canyon National Park||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – At 8000 feet, Sunset Campground and the rest of Bryce Canyon National Park are great to visit in the summertime. The temperatures are significantly cooler than nearby Zion National Park.
What To Do
Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding – Sunset Campground is directly adjacent to the most scenic of the trails in the area, which leads to Sunset Point that overlooks Bryce Amphitheater.
Bryce Amphitheater – This is the centerpiece of the park, featuring arches, hoodoos, and spires of stone.
The area around Bryce Canyon National Park was settled by early Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and takes its name from Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1874. Bryce Canyon became a National Monument in 1923 and was designated as a National Park in 1928.