Laws & Policies
Rules and Regulations
Use of remote-controlled equipment (including but not limited to helicopters, drones, and other aircraft-based equipment) within Bryce Canyon National Park is prohibited.
Bicycling is permitted on all park roadways. All other park trails and off-trail routes are closed to bicycling. Bicycles must ride single file on park roads and stop to let shuttle buses pass. (Rules for multi-use path coming soon)
Camping is allowed in the designated campsites at North Campground, Sunset Campground and with a permit in designated areas of the Under the Rim Trails. Overnight accommodations in Bryce Canyon are typically full from April to October. Camping or sleeping in pullouts or parking lots is prohibited. For more info, PDF Document (50 kb).
Filming & Photography
Special Use Permits & Instructions to properly fill them out are available here.
Firearms in Parks
This section discusses the new law that went into effect February 22 2010. Click here for information.
Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point is the only access for pets. Pets are not allowed on all other trails or in the wilderness. With the exception of Service animals.
Private Riding Stock
Superintendent's letter (including map) addressing the use of private riding stock on trails in Bryce Canyon. For more info, PDF Document (130 kb).
Damaging the park's natural and cultural resources is prohibited. Activities that damage resources include walking on vegetation, the taking of natural or cultural objects, and graffiti and other vandalism.
Feeding and harassing wildlife is prohibited. Squirrels, mule deer, and other wildlife become aggressive when they become dependent on human food. Interactions with visitors raise the potential for injury, disease transmission, and potential destruction of the animal.
The Superintendent's Compendium is an addendum to the CFR that lists specific rules and regulations for Bryce Canyon National Park, including justification for each. Bryce Canyon Superintendent welcomes you to our park.
2015 Bryce Canyon National Park Superintendent's Compendium PDF 1 MB