• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    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.

Become an Official GEODETECTIVE

Geodetective patch showing a representation of an allosauros standing on a picture of the earth



To become a GEODETECTIVE is an honor. It means you have improved your understanding of the world around you. You know the names of different landforms, processes that created those landforms and understand the importance of the planet you live on.

To show your membership in the program you will receive an official patch just like the one shown to the left. Requirements for membership are listed below.


Things needed to be completed by children before they qualify to be a GEODETECTIVE:

  • Learn at least three new things about geology and tell them to a teacher or on a test.
  • Have a teacher contact Bryce Canyon's Education Outreach Coordinator to send the teacher the patch to be presented to you.
  • Have as much fun using the activities as possible while learning about Earth's history and composition.

Click this link to be taken to the main kid's page for each of the GEODETECTIVE lessons. Explore them all and follow the directions on this page (above) to receive a cool patch.

Have fun LEARNING about Bryce Canyon and the Planet Earth!!!


Our address:

Education Outreach Specialist
Bryce Canyon National Park
PO Box 640201
Bryce UT 84764-0201


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Did You Know?

Temple-like spires can be seen in the main amphitheater at Bryce

March 13, 1919: A Utah Joint Memorial passed legislation which read in part: We urge that the Congress of the United States set aside for the use and enjoyment of the people a suitable area embracing "Bryce's Canyon" as a national monument under the name: "Temple of the Gods National Monument." More...