Went with Scott Peavy. We ascended directly up the ridge at the area with the fewest and smallest cliff bands, and found it very passable. We had a clear day, with views extending to the Four Peaks, Baldy, and probably NM--with snow-covered Graham looming immediately to the south. Bryce itself had a few small patches of snow on its uppermost reaches.
A few presumed ranchers saw us driving in and out, and even crawling under the gate to their property, but seemed unconcerned. Please continue to respect the land if you visit, so this good access may continue in the future.
With Scott Casterlin. We followed the westerly ridges (not the one mentioned on the SP page) and avoided cliffs entirely. Typical high-desert peak with plenty of grasses and cactus, and rubbly loose rock, but enjoyable and very pretty. Trip report: Bryce Mountain 11/22/08