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.
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.
EHV-1 Restrictions Lifted June 5, 2011
Contact: Dan Ng, (435) 834-4740
Due to the recent outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) in northern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park has restricted the entry and use of private horses and mules for recreational riding from May 20 through June 4, 2011.
As advised by the State Veterinarian, the threat of spreading the EHV-1 virus is now minimal and Bryce Canyon National Park will be lifting its restriction on private horses and mules. Beginning on June 5 these animals will be allowed entry and recreational use in the park. The park wishes to thank the public for their cooperation in preventing the spread of the disease and their understanding during the closures over the past two weeks.
Experiencing Bryce Canyon on horseback is a popular activity and continues the tradition which dates back to the 1930’s. Canyon Trail Rides offers two 2-hour and two ½-day guided horse rides each day. For more information call 435-679-8665 or visit: www.canyonrides.com.
For more information on Bryce Canyon National Park, please visit the park’s website at: www.nps.gov/brca or call 435-834-5322.
Did You Know?
The Bryce Canyon Paintbrush was discovered June 24, 1965 at Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park. This rare wildflower is only found in southwestern Utah. More...