• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • 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.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, multiple backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek, Swamp Canyon, Natural Bridge, Iron Spring, Corral Hollow, Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass.

Mammals

mammals of bryce canyon
 

Bryce Canyon's 59 Furry Attractions
Bryce Canyon is home to 59 species of mammals. Mammals are classified as higher vertebrates that have hair and nourish their young with milk secreted by mammary glands. Viewing mammals is a favorite activity of another mammal we know as humans, and Bryce is a great place to see a lot of different kinds of mammals.

In this section of our website, you can learn more about some of the most common and interesting of Bryce Canyon's mammals. Below are four:

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Mountain Lion (Cougar)

Uintah Chipmunk

Utah Prairie Dog

Did You Know?

USS Shenandoah at sea, USS Bryce Canyon is of the same class ship.

USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36) was named after the park. Commissioned 15 September 1950 at Charleston SC,(22 years after the park was established, to the day), Decommissioned 30 June 1981. A plaque, with a Flag and Ensign last flown over the ship are on display in the Headquarters building. More...