• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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    Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek

For Kids

COMING FOR A VISIT TO BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK?

Bryce Canyon is a wonderful place for kids to visit!

 
junior ranger badge
When you arrive, come to the Visitor Center to find out how to become a Junior Ranger. Kids who are 5 years and older can become Junior Rangers. Although the program materials are in English, there are activities in French and German that can replace one of the three requirements. What all Junior Rangers have in common is a love of nature!
 
mounted mountain lion
Walk through the tall models of canyon walls, real boulders and fossils in our museum, but watch out! The stuffed mountain lion perched on a realistic rock ledge over your head looks like it might pounce on you!
 
bookstore aisle
You'll want to visit the attractive bookstore in our Visitor Center. There are books of all sorts, stuffed animals, CDs & DVDs, posters, hanging mobiles, magnets and hiking gear...and plenty of post cards!
 
Navajo loop and queen's garden trail
Of course the best part about Bryce Canyon National Park is the great outdoors! Come and explore! We have some overnight hiking trails for tent campers. But our most beautiful trails can be done in a day or less. We have trails as short as half a mile (less than a km) and some as long as 11 miles (over 17 km). Signs will help you find your way through the hoodoo mazes!
 

LOOKING FOR ONLINE ACTIVITIES ABOUT BRYCE CANYON?

If you can't visit Bryce Canyon National Park soon, perhaps you'd like to check out Park Fun; it links to online activities especially for kids like these:

 
Lightning flashes over Bryce Canyon

Lightning flashes over Bryce Canyon

Gary Becker

What are lightning and thunder? Do you know how to be safe during thunderstorms in Bryce Canyon? Have you ever heard of the "30 - 30 rule?" Find out by visiting our Don't Get Zapped! website. Then take the Quiz and print a Certificate for yourself!
 
NEED HELP WITH A RESEARCH PAPER ABOUT THE FEATURES OF BRYCE CANYON?
 
park history collage
People have lived in the Bryce Canyon area for about 10,000 years. To learn more about these people look in the History and Culture section of our website.
 
Mural of Bryce Canyon

Mural of Bryce Canyon

Larry Eifert

Visit Nature & Science: learn about the Utah prairie dog, the clever Clark's Nutcracker bird, and the Ponderosa forest; our night skies are the darkest around!
 
View from Inspiration view point
Bryce Canyon is really famous for its beautiful rock features; there's even a place called Fairyland Point! We have rock arches, fins, walls...and "hoodoos." Interested? Visit Bryce's Geologic Formations website.

Did You Know?

Utah Prairie Dog

Utah Prairie Dogs are a threatened species found only in southwestern Utah. Distinguishable by its white tail and black eyebrows, several colonies are located within Bryce Canyon's boundaries. More...