Bryce Canyon GeoFest

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"Raptors running thru hoodoos."Bryce Canyon Geology Festival Poster 2015.

Illustrated by Brian B. Roanhorse NPS

Bryce Canyon's 6th annual GeoFest is scheduled for Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1, 2015. Join park rangers for guided hikes, family-friendly geology programs, bus tours with a geologist, evening programs with special guest speakers, as well as exhibits and family oriented activities at the visitor center.

Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change - all events both days except as noted):

Bryce Canyon Geology Hikes: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, free ticket required)
Join a geologist for a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike in the amphitheater. Meet at the General Store and bring water.

Mossy Cave Hikes: 9 - 10:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, free ticket required)
Join a park geologist for an easy 1-mile round-trip hike at Mossy Cave Trail.

**Geology Bus Tours: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, reservations required)
Join a geologist for a 3.5 hr. roadside geology tour of Bryce Canyon

Exhibits, Information & Family Fun: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Visit booths and participate in family fun activities at the Visitor Center Plaza.

Geology Talks: 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Sunset Point Friday & Saturday

Rim Walk 5 - 6:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Join a geologist for a leisurely 1-mile round-trip along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater. Meet at Sunset Point.

Friday Evening Program: July 31st, 2015 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
Join Special Guest Dr. James Kirkland, Utah State Paleontologist as he examines one of the connections between birds and dinosaurs.

Saturday Evening Program: August 1st, 2015 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
Join Special Guest Dr. Jennifer Hargrave as she documents a fossil hunting expedition on James Ross Island, Antarctica.

Obtain free tickets, prior to Bryce Canyon Geology Hike and Mossy Cave Hike at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center.

**Reservations for the Geology bus Tour may be made by calling (435) 834 - 5290 or, in person, at the Shuttle Parking & Boarding Area in Bryce Canyon City.




Click here to download the event Poster for the 2015 Geology Festival. (PDF 5.4 megabytes - requires free Adobe Reader)

Click here to download the complete schedule of events for the 2015 Geology Festival. (PDF 7.3 megabytes - requires free Adobe Reader)

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