• 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.

Record Visitation at Bryce Canyon

Visitors at Bryce Pt
Visitors at Bryce Pt

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News Release Date: January 21, 2011
Contact: Dan Ng, 435.834.4740


Bryce Canyon National Park recorded its busiest year with a total of 1,782,333 visitors in 2010. This reflects an increase of 7.24% from 2009. For its relatively small size (56 square miles), Bryce Canyon receives an unusually large number of visitors. With over 50% of its visitation from abroad, people from around the world come to the park to marvel at its unique and spectacular colorful geological formations called "hoodoos."

Though visitation has been on the rise since 2001, last year's increase could be attributed to the high cost of fuel, Americans vacationing closer to home, the National Park Service's free‐fee weekends, the value of the dollar for international travelers, special events (such as the astronomy and geology festivals) in the park and greater promotion from local businesses, communities and the National Park Foundation's "Electronic Field Trip" broadcast.

Did You Know?

Main entrance sign with Interpretation staff

Bryce Canyon, first designated Bryce Canyon National Monument on June 8, 1923; reached National Park status on September 15, 1928. More...