U.S. Highway 89 Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon
Road damage south of Page, Arizona will impact travel between Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon National Parks. Click for a travel advisory and link to a map with suggested alternate routes: More »
Sunset Campground Construction
From April-July 2014, three new restroom facilities will be constructed in Sunset Campground. Visitors may experience construction noise and dust, as well as some campsite and restroom closures. 'Sunset Campground' webpage has additional information. More »
Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure
Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.
Backcountry Campsite Closures
Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, two backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek and Iron Spring.
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.
Did You Know?
Bryce Canyon, first designated Bryce Canyon National Monument on June 8, 1923; reached National Park status on September 15, 1928. More...