• 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.

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?

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...