Sunset Point
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See the canyon spread out below you, and the hoodoos rise up.
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  • Bertrand C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view but don't expect sunset
    Nice spot to see the canyon, however it is facing east like Sunrise point. Therefore don't expect any nice sunset there. Prefer an early visit just after sun rise to enjoy the morning light on the hoodoos.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Lola
    Spring Grove, Pennsylvania8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss!
    Don’t miss this view of backlit hoodoos at near sunset, they look like sculpted candles. This view is easily accessible along the ADA paved trail. Stellar jays, chipmunks and rock squirrels are often seen in the area.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 October 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,362 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arguably the Best View of Bryce Canyon
    Amazing views of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater and arguably the best view. It is here that you can see the very recognizable hoodoo Thor's Hammer. Sunset Point is also the start/end of the popular Navajo Loop Trail which includes Wall Street. Best experienced in the early morning for great photography and less crowds. The walk between Sunrise and Sunset Point is a paved trail and offers some of the most amazing views in the park. However, this area is also the busiest section of Bryce Canyon. The crowds made the experience much less enjoyable during the afternoon compared to when visiting in the early morning.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 April 2024
  • Kari J
    Boise, Idaho9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not as amazing as expected
    The best part of being at Sunset point at Sunset was chatting with people from different countries. Some of us stood around for a while so we had a chance to get to know each other. One guy had a professional tripod/camera set up. It was a clear night, but we didn’t see the rocks glow with the sunset or anything like that. There’s probably a better place to watch it. Overall, it’s a beautiful park, and easy to explore because it’s small. The shuttlebus system works great. Bring a cooler and picnic, a hat with a cord, and lots of water to help with the higher elevation.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 May 2024
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flosventure
Arizona187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Sunset Point was clearly my favorite view point in the entire park! Inspiration point comes in second but Sunset Point clearly wins. Just a very typical Bryce view you get and with the Navajo Loop down there, you can hike to Thor's Hammer and Wall Street. Wall Street is very impressive and I would highly recommend going down there when you're already at this point!
Written 9 September 2020
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS4,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Sunset Point viewing area is a popular spot within Bryce Canyon. The large parking lot is often filled during the day, as the views are amazing with access to Sunrise & Inspiration Points, Rim Trail, and the Navajo/Queens Garden Hiking Loop. This is one of the only full restroom facilities in the park, along with the Visitors Center. The only other restrooms are a very few outhouse options. We especially enjoyed Sunset Point in the evening. When the setting son lit up the Canyon and spectacular hoodoos! Breathtaking!
Written 22 October 2021
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NatParkLove
Peoria, IL1,850 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Sunset Point is beautiful with great views and easy walking to get there. We actually went here for sunrise since all the sunrise crowds were at Sunrise Point, but you still get just as great views here. There were only a few other groups watching with us. You can easily hop on the rim trail and walk a little or a lot. It's also fast to walk here from the cabins or lodge if staying in the park.
Written 30 July 2021
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Immediately after securing our hotel rooms, we circled back up to see Bryce for the first time at sunset. I thought the best place to do that would be Sunset Point. While there were a lot of people here, we were easily able to still find space and catch the sun as it raced across the canyon. This is a great place for pictures, big enough for our group of 16. You have tremendous views of the Amphitheater below.
Written 28 May 2023
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Sunrise, sunset. Six of one, half a dozen of another. Pretty soon, spectacular views at Bryce Canyon National Park become routine. I'll remember Sunset Point for two things:

(1) Seeing Thor's Hammer, admittedly from far above. Navajo Loop Trail, which departs from Sunset Point, passes it. Not feeling up to doing that trail, I had to content myself with pictures from on high -- pictures that still have me thinking, "Is that really Thor's Hammer? It looks so unimpressive from up here."

(2) Walking Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point and back again. It's a nice easy trail (level, but cliffside) with some great views and the option of veering off to Bryce Canyon Lodge for lunch, an option we took.
Written 31 October 2021
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Roselle S
Huntington, Arkansas, United States89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
On June 30, 2021 we entered the park at Sunrise point and exited at Sunset per the Park Rangers suggestion. The entry was extremely easy and the hike was perfect. The temps for the day ran in the low 70's. We, there was 6 of us ranging from 14 to 70 took our time hiking and photographing, picnicking along the way. We arrived at the Sunset end of the hike and proceeded to go uphill. It was an extremely stressful and difficult part of the hike. I had to constantly stop and rest along with a few others along the way that were about my age. I am not an avid hiker but I do my fair share. It seems it would have been better to go down at the Sunset side and go up and the Sunrise side, but we were assured that there were more hiking accidents that happened doing that so we went with their suggestion. If I had it to do over again I think I would take my chances and proceed differently. But all in all it was an awesome beautiful hike
Written 23 July 2021
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Solo
Amazing views of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater and arguably the best view. It is here that you can see the very recognizable hoodoo Thor's Hammer. Sunset Point is also the start/end of the popular Navajo Loop Trail which includes Wall Street. Best experienced in the early morning for great photography and less crowds. The walk between Sunrise and Sunset Point is a paved trail and offers some of the most amazing views in the park. However, this area is also the busiest section of Bryce Canyon. The crowds made the experience much less enjoyable during the afternoon compared to when visiting in the early morning.
Written 28 April 2024
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Lola
Spring Grove, PA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Don’t miss this view of backlit hoodoos at near sunset, they look like sculpted candles. This view is easily accessible along the ADA paved trail. Stellar jays, chipmunks and rock squirrels are often seen in the area.
Written 31 October 2023
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Kari J
Boise, ID9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The best part of being at Sunset point at Sunset was chatting with people from different countries. Some of us stood around for a while so we had a chance to get to know each other. One guy had a professional tripod/camera set up. It was a clear night, but we didn’t see the rocks glow with the sunset or anything like that.
There’s probably a better place to watch it.
Overall, it’s a beautiful park, and easy to explore because it’s small. The shuttlebus system works great. Bring a cooler and picnic, a hat with a cord, and lots of water to help with the higher elevation.
Written 17 May 2024
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BernieMat
Cohasset, MN110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Good views all day. For the best color, try to get there an hour or so before sunset. As the sun goes down, it shines on the side of the formations that face you. They will actually go into shadow before the sun really sets behind you, so get there earlier.
Written 23 May 2021
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