• 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.

$1000 Reward Offered for Information on Killing of Mountain Lion Kitten

Dead Mountain Lion Kitten illegally slain inside park boundaries
Illegally Slain Mountain Lion Kitten
Dave Fox (Protection Ranger) NPS

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News Release Date: January 24, 2007
Contact: Brent McGinn, 435.834.4800

On the night of Friday January 19, 2007, a cougar kitten was shot and killed in Bryce Canyon National Park east of the Mossy Cave parking area near the Tropic Town line. Bryce Canyon National Park and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) are jointly investigating this crime and are requesting help from the public. 

In conjunction with the National Park Service, the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible. A reward is also being offered by the DWR.    

Anyone with information can contact the DWR Help Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-800-662-DEER, Lieutenant Scott Dalebout at the DWR Southern Region Office at 435-865-6100, or Chief Ranger Brent McGinn at Bryce Canyon National Park (435-834-4800). Callers may remain anonymous.

Did You Know?

small herd of Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn, once roaming the plains of North America in numbers second only to Bison, can be found at Bryce Canyon National Park. They are the fastest land mammal on the continent and only the second fastest mammalian runner in the whole world, reaching speeds of up to 60 mph! More...