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.
Master Leopold Bigbugh
Name: Master Leopold Bigbugh
Scanner is a potted Cycad which Leopold lets root momentarily in the soil to tell him what rocks and mineral are present.
In an unprecedented move, Master Leopold Bigbugh and his Cycad traveled North America stopping at four National Parks in four days. Along with collecting rock types with his Cycad and stamping his National Parks passport he spent the whole time whining about having to leave his office.
From there he went to Crater Lake National Park and sampled the volcanic rocks of Wizzard Island.
Feeling the need to be in a warmer environment he took his Cycad to White Sands National Monument. There the Cycad found an ample supply of silica to construct its cell walls.
Unfortunately, Leopold was caught collecting without a permit and had to return all his samples. The rangers also took away his fake Golden Age Pass (he's not yet 62) that he was using to get into all the parks for free.
Did You Know?
The Bryce Canyon Paintbrush was discovered June 24, 1965 at Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park. This rare wildflower is only found in southwestern Utah. More...