Back Country Campsite Closed
Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek
Puma Prescribed Fire (Rx) Update
Contact: Bruce Fields, 435.834.4912
Updated information on Puma Prescribed Fire (Rx)
The Puma Prescribed Fire (Rx) will commence September 12, 2008, and continue to be monitored through the end of the month. The main road to the south end of the park between Natural Bridge overlook and Rainbow Point will be closed through September 15. Depending on smoke and fire conditions, the road is scheduled to reopen in the late morning of September 16. Crew and visitor safety in this area is of the highest priority.
Backcountry campsites, the Under-the-Rim Trail and associated connecting trails, will continue to be closed at Natural Bridge to Rainbow Point through September 15th. These closures are necessary to ensure the safety of personnel and visitors, during the burn and after, in case of potential flare-ups or restarts. On September 16, all backcountry trails and campsites are scheduled to reopen.
Closures (through September 15 only) will include the following campsites/connecting trails:
Click here for a map & information of the prescribed area.
Did You Know?
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...