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.
Utah Prairie Dog Day Art Contest
Contact: Sarah Haas, 435-834-4753
Bryce Canyon National Park is seeking local area artists -- kids and adults alike -- to submit original artwork or photographs for the fourth annual Utah Prairie Dog Day Poster Contest!
Utah Prairie Dog Day will be held at the park on Friday, June 21st. The theme of this year's celebration is "Living Together - The Complex Social World of Utah Prairie Dogs". The park invites artists to submit original artwork or photographs depicting life in a Utah prairie dog colony. Artwork should not be larger than 11″ x 17″. Artwork will be separated into several age categories for kids 18 and under with adults 18 and over judged together. Submissions will be reviewed by representatives from Bryce Canyon National Park and Natural History Association. First place winners from each category will receive a prize with the grand prize winning artwork placed on this year's Utah Prairie Dog Day official poster. All submissions should be send to: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Prairie Dog Day Poster Contest, P.O. Box 640201, Bryce, Utah, 84764. Submissions will be accepted until June 5th. For more information on how to submit your artwork and this year's festival, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/updogday.htm.
Did You Know?
Bryce Canyon, first designated Bryce Canyon National Monument on June 8, 1923; reached National Park status on September 15, 1928. More...