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Maps are extremely helpful to anyone trying to find Bryce Canyon and our Stone Canyon Inn. Depending on which direction you are coming from will determine how to get onto Scenic Rt 12 to get to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Stone Canyon Inn is located just east of the formal entrance to Bryce Canyon, in Tropic Utah. We are posting several different directional maps so you can see how to get here the easiest possible way.

If you are coming from Moab or the Capitol Reef area, we are right on the way. After going through the incredible Grand Staircase National Monument- you will come to our town of Tropic , before getting to the entrance to Bryce Canyon.

Be sure to let us know if you are coming from the East - we have some great day trips you can take on your way and the best dinner restaurant in Southern Utah will be a great place to relax before arriving here.

Once in Tropic on Rt 12, look for "Bryce Way". It will be between the High School Announcement Sign and the local Hardware store, on Rt 12. Turn onto Bryce Way (same side as the HS Sign) - proceed 1 mile  following it up past the High School. On the right will be  dirt road called "Under the Rim Rd". Turn right - our signs will be there ( Stone Canyon Inn & Stone Hearth Grille). There is also a beautiful rock sign saying "Bryce Reserve". Follow the roadway up to our Inn facing Bryce Canyon. Turn right into the entrance roadway called Stone Canyon Lane and go around to the front door on the front of the inn - facing the Park.

Several guests have asked about the "dirt" roads and getting around the area. Yes, we have plenty of dirt roads to some fabulous hikes, lookouts, etc. However, a "regular car" is fine for 90% of all the various places you will want to visit. A 4 wheel drive car is certainly nice to have, but not a necessity to enjoy Bryce Canyon, the Grand Staircase and many other great areas of southern Utah!


Check in's are available from 3pm to 8pm.


Don't forget to hit the little blue link right below your map of choice.

It will expand to the full page and you can have it draw directions from your location to our Stone Canyon Inn and Bryce Canyon.

Coming from I-15 or the West?

If you are coming south from Salt Lake City, exit I-15 at Rt 20 (milepost 95) and head east to Rt 89, then south into Panguitch to Rt 12 to Stone Canyon Inn.

Coming from Vegas? Three options are available for you.

1.) Drive through Zion National Park on Rt 9 to Rt 89 North.

2.) Exit I-15 in Cedar City to take Rt 14 over to Rt 89 North - Stop at Cedar Breaks, if good weather.

3.) Go past Cedar City, up to exit 95 (Rt 20) on I-15 - it's only 16 miles longer, but so much easier "driving".

During the "Snow Season", Rt 20 at Exit # 95 of I-15 seems to be the "safest"

View Bryce Canyon West in a larger map

Coming from the East?

If you are coming from Moab, Capitol Reef, Torrey, Canyonlands or the Arches, you will have a fabulous drive to our Stone Canyon Inn and Bryce Canyon Lodging! There is so much to see along Scenic Rt 12, while driving to our location from the east. Be sure to take a look at our Activities Page and especially our Grand Staircase or Day Trips page to see if you'd like to visit some of these great treasures on the way!

Stone Canyon Inn is located in Tropic, Utah. That will be Mile marker 21 on Scenic Rt 12.

View Bryce Canyon East in a larger map

Be sure to click the Blue Link just below the Map to display the Larger version with all the Icons identified