• 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.

EHV-1 Restrictions Lifted June 5, 2011

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Date: June 3, 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?

Temple-like spires can be seen in the main amphitheater at Bryce

March 13, 1919: A Utah Joint Memorial passed legislation which read in part: We urge that the Congress of the United States set aside for the use and enjoyment of the people a suitable area embracing "Bryce's Canyon" as a national monument under the name: "Temple of the Gods National Monument." More...