Fee Free Weekend - August
Contact: Dan Ng, 435.834.4740
Secretary Salazar Announces National Park Service
WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced free admission to all National Park Service sites, including Bryce Canyon National Park on August 14 and 15. This program, started by Secretary Salazar in 2008, helps families and communities engage with America’s Great Outdoors, reconnecting them with nature and creating opportunities for people to get outside, be active, and have fun. This fee waiver does not include camping and special permit fees.
Bryce Canyon National Park is renowned for its spectacular geology and colorful rock formations. Stop by the park’s visitor center, opened daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Here you can obtain information on hiking, trail conditions and ranger programs. You can also purchase books, watch an orientation video and explore the museum. The Bryce Canyon Lodge, restaurant, gift shop and general store are open for the season. North and Sunset Campgrounds are open. Canyon Trail Rides offers guided horse trips into the canyon.
Summer months are the monsoon season in the southwest. Thunderstorms, lightning and heavy downpours are common in the park, so visitors should be prepared for inclement weather. All hiking trails are open. Visitors are urged to wear hiking boots with lugged soles for traction and use caution when descending and ascending steep trails.