U.S. Highway 89 Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon
Road damage south of Page, Arizona will impact travel between Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon National Parks. Click for a travel advisory and link to a map with suggested alternate routes: More »
Sunset Campground Construction
From April-July 2014, three new restroom facilities will be constructed in Sunset Campground. Visitors may experience construction noise and dust, as well as some campsite and restroom closures. 'Sunset Campground' webpage has additional information. More »
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.
Wall Street Section of Navajo Loop Closed
Due to dangerous conditions (falling rock and treacherous, icy switchbacks), the Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop Trail is CLOSED. It will reopen in Spring once freezing temperatures have subsided.
Backcountry Campsite Closures
Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, two backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek and Iron Spring.
Entrance Fees Waived for National Public Lands Day
Contact: Dan NG, 435.834.4740
Bryce Canyon Waives Entrance Fees for
Bryce Canyon National Park will offer a Fee Free Day on Saturday, September 24, 2011, in observance of National Public Lands Day. On that day, the National Park Service will join other public lands to waive entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees. This fee waiver does not include camping and special permit fees.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year, 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,080 sites across the country in all 50 states. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local land managers and volunteers participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands.
National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-42 to preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage.
This annual event:
Bryce Canyon was proclaimed a national monument in 1923 because of its "…unusual scenic beauty and scientific interest and importance." Five years later it was renamed a national park. Today, over 1.2 million visitors come from around the world to marvel at its colorful and delicate rock spires and pinnacles. The park and surrounding forest are home to elk, pronghorn, mule deer, black bear, mountain lion and the Utah prairie dog, a threatened species. Bryce Canyon's high elevation, outstanding air quality and lack of light pollution contribute to spectacular night skies.
The Bryce Canyon Lodge and restaurant, General Store, Visitor Center, North Campground and Sunset Campground are open. In addition, all of the park's hiking trails are open. Ranger-led programs are offered daily. A free shuttle makes stops at the park's most popular viewpoints. With the arrival of shorter days and cooler temperatures, visitors should come prepared for autumn weather.
For more information regarding the Fee Free Day at Bryce Canyon National Park call (435) 834-5322 or click HERE to e-mail us
Did You Know?
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...