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.
Visitor Center Spring/Summer Hours-2008
Contact: Dan Ng, 435.834.4400
Bryce Canyon Visitor Center Summer Hours
The prairie dogs have awakened from their winter sleep and songbirds are returning from the south. The park’s snowpack is slowly dwindling from the sunny days and 50-degree temperatures.
In preparation for the approaching summer season, the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center will be open from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM starting on April 6th and expanding to 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on May 11th. Here you can plan your visit with information on hiking, attractions and interpretive programs. An award-winning 22-minute video, Shadows of Time, and museum exhibits provide an orientation to the park’s natural and cultural features. The Bryce Canyon Natural History Association sells books, publications and gifts to make your stay more enjoyable.
Entrance fees are $25 per vehicle and good for 7 days in Bryce Canyon National Park. Camping fees are $10 per night in North Campground. Additional sites will open up as weather permits.
The Bryce Canyon Lodge will open April 1st for lodging, food and gifts. The park’s free shuttle buses will begin service on May 23rd operating from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily.
Although temperatures are warming up, visitors are reminded to prepare for possible snowy conditions, icy roads, and muddy trails. Currently the park is mostly snow-covered, and trails and roads may be temporarily closed due to weather.
For more information, please visit the park’s website at: www.nps.gov/brca or call 435-834-5322.
Did You Know?
USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36) was named after the park. Commissioned 15 September 1950 at Charleston SC,(22 years after the park was established, to the day), Decommissioned 30 June 1981. A plaque, with a Flag and Ensign last flown over the ship are on display in the Headquarters building. More...