• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • U.S. Highway 89 Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon

    Road damage south of Page, Arizona will impact travel between Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon National Parks. Click for a travel advisory and link to a map with suggested alternate routes: More »

  • Sunset Campground Construction

    From April-July 2014, three new restroom facilities will be constructed in Sunset Campground. Visitors may experience construction noise and dust, as well as some campsite and restroom closures. 'Sunset Campground' webpage has additional information. More »

  • 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.

  • Wall Street Section of Navajo Loop Closed

    Due to dangerous conditions (falling rock and treacherous, icy switchbacks), the Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop Trail is CLOSED. It will reopen in Spring once freezing temperatures have subsided.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, two backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek and Iron Spring.

Scattering Cremated Remains

Bryce Canyon National Park does allow the scattering of cremated human remains within the park. This activity requires a Special Use Permit.

Please complete the Application for Permit to Scatter Cremation Ashes. There is no fee for this permit but the permittee and any members accompanying the permittee into the park will be charged general admission to Bryce Canyon National Park (Current Fee Structure available here.), unless an annual or other pass is used (Golden Age, Golden Access, Interagency Annual America the Beautiful Pass, etc.)

Conditions of Permit:

  1. Piracy Point is the only designated scattering site. There will be no scattering of human ashes in the main amphitheater. (Images may be viewed by clicking the link at the bottom of this page).
  2. A copy of the Certificate of Cremated Human Remains must accompany the application.
  3. Ashes from Cremated Human Remains must be scattered in a manner so as to disperse their identity.
  4. No teeth, bone fragments, or remnants recognizable as human remains may be scattered.
  5. The placement of any monument or marker recognizing the scattering of cremated human remains is prohibited.
  6. The scattering of human ashes by air is prohibited.
  7. No more than 30 participants may attend the ceremony.
  8. Prerecorded music or audio amplifying devices are prohibited.
  9. Ceremonies shall not interfere with normal visitor traffic.

You may mail or fax the permit application to the Special Use Permits Coordinator. It will take two to four weeks to obtain a permit. Once a permit is generated, it will be sent to you for signature. Once you sign and return the permit to us, it will be signed by an authorized park representative and only then will it be valid. The completed permit will be returned for your use and you will present it at the entrance station.

Any questions regarding this application can be directed to:

Special Use Permits Coordinator
Bryce Canyon National Park
PO Box 640201
Bryce Canyon, UT 84764-0201

Phone: 435-834-4761
Fax: 435-834-4777

E-mail us - Please include "Scattering Cremated Remains" in the subject line.

Permit Application

Views from Piracy Point

Did You Know?

small herd of Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn, once roaming the plains of North America in numbers second only to Bison, can be found at Bryce Canyon National Park. They are the fastest land mammal on the continent and only the second fastest mammalian runner in the whole world, reaching speeds of up to 60 mph! More...