Tropic is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States. Tropic, Utah sits at the base of Bryce Canyon National Park, a community, whose name reflects the beautiful fruit blossoms in the spring, green grass of summer, and the brilliant colors of fall. Tropic is the largest of three small ranching communities that make up the Bryce Valley area located just outside Bryce Canyon National Park. This little gem of a town is set amidst some of the most scenic southern Utah landscape imaginable: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Red Canyon, and of course Bryce Canyon, just to name a few.
Bryce Canyon is one of the most breathtaking, beautiful sites that southern Utah has to offer. Each year over 1 million people visit the Bryce Canyon National Park to take in the beauty and challenge themselves on hikes and other activities. With close to 36,000 acres to cover, there are endless possibilities for any adventure seeker to enjoy.
Kodachrome Basin State Park is just 20 minutes away from Tropic. Tropic is centrally located to scenic attractions such as Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grosvenor’s Arch, Bull Valley Gorge, Powell Point, Tropic Reservoir, Pine Lake, Calf Creek Falls and Hole in the Rock. Coyote Gulch, Peekaboo, and Round Valley are just some of the nearby slot canyons waiting to be explored. Enjoy easy access to Bryce Canyon Country’s world-class scenery and unlimited outdoor adventures–hiking, canyoneering, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, wildlife viewing, photography and more–all centrally located to Tropic. Utah’s All American Road Scenic Byway 12, a destination in itself, leads straight to Tropic.
Bryce Canyon National Park as it looks gazing from the east to the west. It’s been said that Tropic is “the one place on earth were you can enjoy the sunrise by looking west at Bryce Canyon, and watch the colorful sunset to the east as it turns Powell Point and the Escalante Mountains brilliant shades of pink, red and orange.”