• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Back Country Campsite Closed

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

Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles of Bryce Canyon
 

Seeking the Slimy and Scaly?
Being a cold and high altitude park, Bryce Canyon is not the best habitat for Reptiles and Amphibians. However, 11 species of reptiles and four species of amphibians can be found at Bryce. Because we are surrounded by deserts, people often ask "Are any of them poisonous?" We rangers like to respond with a joke "I don't know, I've never tried eating any of them!" Then we add, "But we do have a venomous reptile to watch out for, the Great Basin Rattlesnake."

Things that make you sick when you eat them are poisonous. Things that make you sick when they bite or sting you are venomous. In this section of our website, you can learn more about reptiles and amphibians of Bryce Canyon.

Did You Know?

Southwest Willow Flycatcher

Bryce Canyon National Park has three wildlife species listed under the Endangered Species Act: Utah Prairie Dog, California condor, and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. It is illegal to take, capture, kill, pursue, hunt, or harm these species or their habitat. More...