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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.

Hip Wimpee

Hip with family tree

Name: Hip Wimpee
Genus: Hyracotherium
Size: variable
Age: 16
Gender: male
Weight: 300 lbs
Diet: grass and forbs
Habitat: forests and grasslands
Skills: disguise and quick getaways
Education: GED
Expertise: Paleontology
Hobbies: Running and Genealogy

Ranger Hendrickson leads a tour at Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial, Hip in the lower right hand corner.
In his summer months Hip Wimpee traveled across the United States. He stopped at Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial for a quick visit and caught a tour with Ranger Hendrickson. His main goal was to find out more about his family.
Historical House at Minuteman National Historical Park.
He searched far and wide looking for information in historic parks along the eastern seaboard. At Minuteman National Historical Park he thought he may have had a relative that helped alert the citizens of Concord that the British were on the march that eventful night back in 1775. It turned out that he was related to Paul Revere's horse who with Paul gave up the ride when caught by a British patrol unlike a doctor largely forgotten in history and his horse who escaped and did deliver the alarm.
Wild Horses being herded during the annual Assateague Round up at Assateague Island National Seashore.

Depressed that he was related to the wrong horse he decided to visit Assateague Island National Seashore to see what his Spanish decendents looked like.
Scientists conducting surveys and field studies at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Then he took a trip to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and visited with the paleontologists to get their opinion on how his family changed over time.

Did You Know?

night sky over north american, central america and a northern portion of the south american continents

Stargazers have been coming to Bryce Canyon for centuries. The first "formal" star gazing programs began in 1969. Read "A Brief History..." by clicking the "more" link below. More...