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Bryce Canyon National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Immerse yourself in the incredible landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the iconic “Mighty Five” parks of Utah. With this self-guided driving audio tour, explore this park’s striking vistas & iconic hoodoos. Learn about the great geological movements that formed this alien landscape as you drive along the Bryce Amphitheatre & embark on walks & hikes through the canyon. This self-guided tour allows you to explore Bryce’s wonders with maximum flexibility & value.

Recommended: Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password & an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Stick to our recommended route & speed limit for the best experience.

This is not an entrance ticket. Check opening hours & COVID rules before your visit.

No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!

per adult from

$13

AUD

Duration

2 to 3 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Online Map
    • Online Support
    What's excluded :
    • Food & Drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Bryce Canyon National Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    Named after the Mormon Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon became a National Park in 1924. Bryce is famous for its unique geology, which consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Named after the Mormon Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon became a National Park in 1924. Bryce is famous for its unique geology, which consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. The erosional force has shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called hoodoos. Tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name, these whimsically arranged rocks create a wondrous landscape of mazes, offering some of the most exciting and memorable walks and hikes imaginable.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bryce Canyon Visitor Center, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    Embark on this epic adventure through Bryce Canyon National Park just before the Visitor Center. As we begin the drive, we'll learn about how the canyon got its namesake and about the original Paitue people who called this land home.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fairyland Point, Rim Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT 84764

    Our first detour is at the breathtaking Fairyland Point. This overlook offers a great sneak peek at everything Bryce Canyon contains: sweeping vistas, sheer cliffs, and, of course, the world-famous hoodoos!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    Our next stop is one of the most famous in the entire park: Sunrise Point. From this vantage point, we'll see unique, picturesque rock formations spread out in front of us and a plethora of natural trails leading into the vast, alient landscape.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bryce Amphitheater, Utah 84764, USA

    Our self-guided driving tour continues around the famous Bryce Amphitheatre! The canyon curves around in the shape of a giant semicircle and dips far below our feet.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    Our drive brings us to another striking vista point overlooking the Bryce Amphitheatre: Sunset Point. Here, as we gaze out over the implausible shapes below us, we'll learn about the science behind their formations and understand what, exactly, makes a hoodoo. We'll explore the impact of geology and erosion over a monumental time scale, hoping to understand how such a incredible landscape came into existence.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    We continue our self-guided tour deeper into Bryce Canyon, towards Inspiration Point. As we drive, we learn about the Paiute people and their mythologies. They had their own explanation for the uniqueness of this landscape and the origins of Bryce's famous hoodoos.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bryce Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    This brings us to Bryce Point, which offers one of the most scenic vistas of the full amphitheater. Bryce Point is also famous for its extraordinary sunrises. From here you can watch the tops of hoodoos set alight as if by fire from the first rays of the rising sun. Like fire, the orange light quickly spreads driving shadows from all but the deepest recesses of the amphitheater. As we drive here, we'll learn about the Mormon settlers who followed the Paitue and tried to eke out a living in this unforgiving climate.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Paria View, Bryce Point Road, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT 84764

    Our self-guided tour continues to Paria View, where we see the effects of a centuries-old glacier. As the earth warmed about 12,000 years ago, the last ice age came to an end. As the enormous glaciers which covered the American continent melted, all that new water had to go somewhere. Answer: down the canyon!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Swamp Canyon Overlook, Bryce, UT 84764, USA

    Now our drive takes us into the lesser-trafficked part of the park. As we drive to Swamp Canyon Overlook, we'll learn about a famous local: Butch Cassidy! We'll learn all about Butch, Sundance, and the difference between fact and fiction as we continue the self-guided tour.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Farview Point, Ut 63, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    Our next stop is at Farview Point. It’s not just the elevation that allows for such incredible views here -- the land here also offers something becoming increasingly rare in today’s world. Can you guess what it is? Clean air! That's helped along by the abundance of bristlecone pines here, which are the Earth's oldest trees.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Natural Bridge, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, USA

    The self-guided tour passes by Natural Bridge next, which features unusual arches and formations -- in case we weren't already amazed by the hoodoos of the amphitheatre!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Agua Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon, Bryce, UT

    At Agua Canyon two prominent hoodoos command attention. On the left, is the taller of the two towers, "The Hunter." To the right, the "Rabbit". Neither look anything like a hunter or rabbit though! As we drive on, we'll learn about rabbits, deer, and other wildlife of Bryce. We'll also understand what tricks they use to survive the scorching hot summers and deeply freezing winters.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ponderosa Canyon, Route 63 Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce, UT

    This brings us to Ponderosa Point, from which you can see the park’s iconic junipers sprawling out into the distance. We're now driving into the deepest recesses of Bryce Canyon National Park.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Black Birch Canyon, Utah 84741, USA

    Our self-guided drive continues towards Black Birch Canyon Overlook. As we drive, we'll learn all about the night sky and opportunities for amateaur astronomy while you're here. The stargazing at Bryce is unparalleled.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rainbow Point, Southern End of Highway 63, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

    Finally, we reach the farthest overlooks inside Bryce Canyon: Rainbow and Yovimpa. From here, you can see nearly everything in Bryce Canyon -- the quintessential hoodoos, the verdant basin, the sheer cliffs. You can even see that you're on the top step of the incredibly massive "Grand Staircase" -- a geologic structure "stepping down" all the way to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center, UT-63, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764, USA
    Departure Time :
    7/11/2020 - 7/28/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Rainbow Point, Utah, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

1

Organised by Paradise Travel

Activity ID: V-267535P5

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