• 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.

Interpretive Trail Rides Prospectus Available

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Date: July 27, 2006

The National Park Service (NPS) issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for a ten year contract for guided interpretive trail rides within Bryce Canyon National Park on July 13, 2006. The prospectus will explain the business opportunity and the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract. The Director, pursuant to 36 CFR Part 51 has determined that an existing concessioner, Bryce-Zion Trail Rides, Inc., is a preferred offeror for this contract. Any offer, including that of the existing concessioner, must be received by the Acting Chief of Concessions, NPS, Intermountain Region, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228 no later than ninety days (90) after the release of the prospectus in order to be evaluated and considered for an award of a concession contract to provide these services within Bryce Canyon National Park. Proposals are due at the Intermountain Regional Office located in Lakewood, CO, by October 11, 2006, no later than 4:00 p.m. The prospectus and a synopsis of the business opportunity will be available on the National Park Service Concessions website at http://www.concessions.nps.gov/Prospectus.cfm.

Telephone inquiries may be directed to Tom Williamson @ (303) 969-2582, e-mail: tom_williamson@nps.gov. If you are planning to submit a proposal and have obtained your prospectus from the website, we recommend that you advise Karen Reese, Concessions Specialist, NPS, Intermountain Region, (303) 969-2667, e-mail: karen_reese@nps.gov, of your interest so your contact information can be placed on a mailing list to receive future responses to questions or amendments to the prospectus.

Did You Know?

night sky over north american, central america and a northern portion of the south american continents

Stargazers have been coming to Bryce Canyon for centuries. The first "formal" star gazing programs began in 1969. Read "A Brief History..." by clicking the "more" link below. More...