Bryce Canyon Southview website
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce, UT 84764
Rainbow Point Description
The views at Rainbow Point are as astonishing as those in the Grand Canyon but represent just a tiny fraction of southern Utah's awe-inspiring plateaus. At the southernmost tip 18 miles into the park, Rainbow Point stands at an elevation of 9,115 feet. From there you can see into Arizona and, on a clear day, all the way to New Mexico. Interpretive placards, cleverly positioned under shade shelters, explain the geology of Bryce Canyon and give information about the fauna in the park.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Although the wooden railing seems like a great place to climb ("Look at me, Mommy!") to a toddler, children are prohibited from doing so because of the dangerous cliffs below.
School-Age Kids: Kids old enough to read will be fascinated by the placards about the park's coyotes, flying squirrels, mule deer, and more.
Pre-Teens & Teens: From here adrenaline-filled teens can hike the Bristlecone Loop Trail or the Under-the-Rim Trail to get closer to the scenery (and away from tour bus groups).
- Expect crowds. There is a lot of collective admiring to be done at Rainbow Point, which is a very popular spot in Bryce Canyon.
- Primitive Johns. There are co-ed portable toilets but no changing tables this far into the park.
- Strollers OK. The path is paved for easy stroller and wheelchair access.
Just the Facts
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk.
Recommended Time: Less than 1 hour