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    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • 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.

  • Wall Street Section of Navajo Loop Closed

    Due to dangerous conditions (falling rock and treacherous, icy switchbacks), the Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop Trail is CLOSED. It will reopen in Spring once freezing temperatures have subsided.

  • 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.

Arms Gayleson

Colorful picture representing the creature Arms Gayleson, an ammonite.

Name: Arms Gayleson
Genus: Ammonite
Size: 3 feet in diameter
Age: 100
Gender: male
Weight: 30 lb.
Diet: fish
Habitat: salt water
Skills: juggling
Education: B.S. in Watershed Mgmt.& Engineering
Expertise: Hydrology
Hobbies: swimming & arm-wrestling

Arms spent most of his summer exploring the different National Seashores and Riverways.

 
Arms near a coral reef
Though Arms is a fish eater he refrained from eating any of the beautiful and exotic life he found while traveling in National Park Service waterways.
 

Biscayne National Park was the most difficult for Arms to refrain from tasting the wildlife as it is the largest marine park in the National Park system.
 
Fort on one of the Islands at Dry Tortugas National Park.
His favorite location to visit was the Dry Tortugus National Park. Located 70 miles west of Key West in Florida. The area is known for its beautiful waters and coral reefs surrounding 7 small islands. On the largest of the islands is located Fort Jefferson. A historic fort, Fort Jefferson, intrigued Arms to the point of joining a ranger for a tour of the Civil War site.
 
Beach at San Juan Islands National Historic Park
Before returning to the GEODETECTIVE Agency he then decided to go to the San Jaun Islands where he was able to find giant octopi in Puegot Sound near Seattle. He tried a little arm-wrestling with the 20 ft. long cephalopods trying to get the edge by saying "Okay my number 4 arm against your number 7 arm!" etc. but lost repeatedly and went home in defeat.
 

Did You Know?

Mountain lion standing on snow

Mountain Lions have one of the highest hunting success ratios of any predator. 80% of the time they chase a deer, the deer ends up as food. At Bryce Canyon, Mountain Lions are most often seen in winter. More...