The Top Ways to Spend Labor Day around Bryce Canyon

Janine Brandt | 07.29.21

Labor Day is your last chance to send off the summer in style. Around Bryce Canyon, that means filling the weekend with wonderful outdoor activities and loads of family fun. From exploring the park to finding a nearby event to enjoy, the area offers plenty of ways to take a blissful holiday break before gearing up for the fall. Here’s how to make Labor Day work for you around Bryce Canyon.

Of course, you have to make time for a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park. Crowds can be high on holiday weekends, but comfortable weather and low park closures make it one of the best times to visit (you just want to pack plenty of patience). Early morning is the best time to visit for a peaceful park experience, and the sunrise paints the craggy cliffs in vibrant shades of orange, yellow, and gold. Be sure to stop by one of the four fantastic overlooks to start your day with stunning canyon views before exploring one (or all) of the park’s most picturesque paths

If you want your Labor Day to be less laborious, try previewing the park on horseback or taking a guided ATV tour. These exciting excursions are fun for all ages and allow you to see Bryce Canyon from a whole new level. 

If you can’t make it in the morning, the late evening hours are your next best bet. The hoodoos come alive under the moonlight as long lunar shadows give them an extra dose of the extraterrestrial. The Labor Day weekend is also your last chance to catch some popular summer ranger sessions, like a campfire constellation tour or a guided geology talk.

If you prefer to explore beyond Bryce Canyon, check out one of the nearby weekend events. Parowan hosts the Iron City Fair, a Labor Day legacy that’s packed full of family fun. Stop by all weekend long for wonderful events like family races, kids activities, talent competitions, a demolition derby, and more. 

If you want to send the summer off in style, head to Brian Head Resort on September 4 for the annual Country Music Festival to enjoy a full day of live music from phenomenal acts like Pistol Rock, Sherri Rowe, and Chris Heers. Be sure to join the pre-concert cornhole tournament to toss your way to the #1 title!

Stay in luxury with Family Time Vacation Rentals!

Spend Labor Day in luxurious bliss with a comfortable rental right near Bryce Canyon. Oak Grove Cabin is a stunning four-bedroom home that has fun for the whole family and offers easy access to the nearby parks as well as ATV trails, fishing, mountain biking, and more. The outdoor space includes a propane grill and private fire pit, so grab your favorite treats and prepare a Labor Day feast with your friends and family!

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