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.
New Concessions Contract for the Lodge
Contact: Dan Ng, 435.834.4400
Forever Resorts Selected for Bryce Canyon National Park Concessions Contract
DENVER – The National Park Service, Intermountain Regional Director Mike Snyder today announced that Rex Maughan, dba The Lodge at Bryce Canyon, L.L.C. (Forever Resorts) was selected as the new concessioner to provide lodging, food and beverage, retail, shower, laundry, and other services within Bryce Canyon National Park under a ten-year contract that begins January 1, 2010.
“Forever Resorts provided the most comprehensive proposal to provide visitors the services they require at Bryce Canyon National Park,” said Snyder. “Their continued commitment to the National Park Service and its mission through strong environmental, interpretive, education, and resource management programs in other national parks they currently serve helped solidify this selection,” Snyder said.
A number of other proposals were received for the concessions operations at Bryce Canyon National Park and were meticulously reviewed by a team of National Park Service professionals to ensure the best experiences for park visitors and the most responsible return on taxpayers’ investments. In 2007, gross receipts for the concession operations at Bryce Canyon National Park exceeded $7.5 million. Forever Resorts based in Scottsdale, Arizona, currently provides concession services at over 10 parks service-wide in addition to its other business interests.
“Forever Resorts has an excellent reputation working with the National Park Service,” said Park Superintendent Eddie Lopez. “We look forward to working with Forever Resorts staff at Bryce Canyon to provide the best possible experiences for our visitors. Additionally, we would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Xanterra Parks and Resorts for their years of outstanding service to Bryce Canyon National Park.”
Did You Know?
The Bryce Canyon Lodge, constructed in multiple phases throughout the 1920s, is a National Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the last of the original lodges, designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built by the Utah Parks Company, to survive within the Grand Circle. More...