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"The Amphitheater at Sunrise" Bryce Canyon National Park Things to Do Tip by dinhyen

Bryce Canyon National Park Things to Do: 284 reviews and 569 photos

  Sunrise from Sunset Point
by dinhyen

The best known Bryce landmark is the Amphitheater. True to its name, the Amphitheater is a semi-circular area carved into the cliff wall and filled with spectacular sandstone formations. The amphitheater faces east, so to best experience the amphitheater, you should see it in the soft and warm morning light.

The best place to see the amphitheater is probably Sunset Point, while Bryce Point gives you a more panoramic view.

We were there in March, when snow still clung to the ground. We decided to get up at 5:30am (sunrise was about 6) and lugged ourselves (and equipment) in the biting morning air, through knee-deep snow, to get to the trailhead at Sunrise Point. My friend got up to the lookout, took a few pictures, then trudged back through the snow to the car and resumed sleeping. Typical tourists :)

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  • Updated Apr 29, 2003
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