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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 1.44mi
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UT-63, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764, USA
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Welcome to Bryce Canyon National Park! Look at that sign! Such an iconic staple of the park, it’s always fun to take a picture with the sign to commemorate your trip. Fun anecdote: whenever I go on road trips we pull off at the state sign and take a picture! It’s always an awesome thing to look back on, so I highly recommend it.
Place #2
Distance: 1.75mi , Attraction : Viewpoint
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Fairyland Spur Rd, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764, USA
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Fairyland Point
Our very first scenic overlook, Fairyland Point! With an expansive view of the hoodoos, the spire-shaped rock formations, for which Bryce Canyon is famous. These formations are the result of erosion over millions of years, creating a surreal and otherworldly landscape. The hoodoos have more than just one beginning. Bryce Canyon’s Native American history is as deep as the amphitheater and runs through every crevasse. From Paelo-Indians to Ancestral Puebloans and Fremont Peoples, to the Paiute Indians, Indigenous peoples have lived in the area for at least 10,000 years. And just like us today, the Paiute were taken aback by the sheer beauty of this place. The Paiute name for Bryce Canyon is “Unka-timpe-wa-wince-pock-ich,” which translates to “red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped recess.” Their lore states that the hoodoos were evil people turned to stone by the Coyote spirit, and the Paiute called the hoodoos, “red painted faces.”
The name “Fairyland” was given to this area by early settlers who were too enchanted by the fantastical shapes of the rock formations. The name reflects the whimsical and magical qualities of the landscape. And, like many other viewpoints in Bryce Canyon, Fairyland Point is known for its spectacular views at sunrise and sunset. The angled sunlight creates dramatic shadows and highlights, enhancing the colors of the rock formations and making for stunning photo opportunities.
While Fairyland Point itself is primarily a viewpoint, it also serves as the trailhead for the Fairyland Loop Trail. This trail is one of the longer hikes in the park, spanning about 8 miles round-trip, and offers a closer exploration of the hoodoos.
If you’d like, you can park here and take a look around before we continue on with our tour!

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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Entrance
Map Pin Place 2 Fairyland Point
Map Pin Place 3 Visitor Center
Map Pin Place 4 Sunset Point
Map Pin Place 5 Inspiration Point
Map Pin Place 6 Bryce Point
Map Pin Place 7 Paria View
Map Pin Place 8 Swamp Canyon Overlook
Map Pin Place 9 Farview Point
Map Pin Place 10 Bryce Natural Bridge
Map Pin Place 11 Pink Cliffs
Map Pin Place 12 Agua Canyon Overlook
Map Pin Place 13 Ponderosa Canyon
Map Pin Place 14 Black Birch Canyon
Map Pin Place 15 Yovimpa Point & Rainbow Point

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