Capture Bryce Canyon Monsoon Season

Utah Inspiration Point

Added by Phill Monson

During monsoon season, you'll have amazing photography opportunities with dramatic weather and unbelievable light conditions.

While Bryce Canyon National Park is amazing during any season (Winter is also a must see), the summer Monsoons that pass through Bryce are a photographers dream come true. Incredible rock formations mixed with unbeatable light and weather make for a unique opportunity to capture truly dynamic images.

Bryce Canyon offers a few hotel options for the delicate, and primitive to groomed camping for the more adventurous - in any event, the last thing you care about is a place to put your head when you are chasing storms as they roll into the Bryce Amphitheater. Any viewpoint will do, though I prefer the Sunset and Inspiration Point vistas for their vantage points over the park.

While Monsoons offer amazing light and weather conditions, they can also bring lightning. Bryce is known for having some of the most intense lightning storms in the state, so if the weather gets too crazy, remember safety first - standing out on the canyon rim with a metal tripod might not be the best combination in such conditions, just sayin'. Stay safe!

Pack List

  • Bring literally all of your photography gear.
  • If you have two cameras, keep a wide angle on one, and a telephoto on the other.
  • Camping gear
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Layers
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Activities:

Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

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12 months ago

An incredible place normally, it's even more stunning when a storm moves in at sunset.

12 months ago

over 1 year ago

Unbelievable vista. Got lucky with a storm coming through that provided a ridiculously dramatic backdrop. Shot a panorama from Inspiration Point that I will be getting printed and putting on my wall ASAP.

over 1 year ago

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