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Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

The sorbet-colored, sandcastle-like spires and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park pop like a Dr Seuss picture book creation. Though the smallest of southern Utah’s national parks, this is perhaps the most immediately visually stunning, particularly at sunrise and sunset when an orange wash sets the otherworldly rock formations ablaze. Steep trails descend from the rim into the 1000ft amphitheaters of pastel daggers, then continue through a maze of fragrant juniper and undulating high-mountain desert. The location, 77 miles east of Zion and 39 miles west of Escalante, helps make this a must-stop on any southern Utah park itinerary. With that being said, the Bryce Canyon Ultra is the place to be.

This scenic, mountain course runs along the western edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, offering spectacular views above and below the hoodoos. The race is run at high elevation, with most of the miles on this rugged course between 8,000 – 9,000 ft.


5K Run/Walk

  • 5km

Color Me Fun Run

  • 1.60934km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


After Race Services

The finish line offers a place to kick back, rest your legs, and mingle with others. We will have shade, seating, pizza, heated tents, drinks and showers.

Award Medals

The Half Marathon finisher's award is your choice of hand made Navajo jewelry pieces, created specifically for this event by a local family. Each of our awards is unique- you can choose the one that speaks to you. Special awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers for each distance as well.

Maximum Time

4 hours cut-off time.

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon Route Map

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon Route Map


Red Canyon campground

Bryce Canyon,us


Thunder Mountain

Bryce Canyon,us


The Half Marathon course is absolutely beautiful but very challenging. Shuttles for the Half Marathon will pick runners up at Ruby's Inn at 9:30 AM. The race starts at 10:00 AM at the entrance to Red Canyon campground and takes the Golden Wall loop, which returns to the main canyon after about 4.5 miles. From here, head down canyon on the bike path to the Thunder Mountain trailhead, where your only aid station will be set up. Make sure to fill up your hydration system here because it's a long and grueling 7.5 miles uphill to the finish line from here!

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.