• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • 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

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Date: September 4, 2008
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:

  • Campsites:
  1. Iron Spring
  2. Corral Hollow
  3. Riggs Spring Group Site
  4. Riggs Spring
  5. Yovimpa Pass
  • Trails:
  1. Under-the-Rim Trail from Natural Bridge campsite to Rainbow Point (Whiteman Connecting Trail will be the closest access to Natural Bridge campsite)
  2. Agua Canyon Connecting Trail
  3. Bristlecone Loop Trail
  4. Riggs Spring Loop Trail

Click here for a map & information of the prescribed area.

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...