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.
Experiencing Bryce Canyon is a great way to prepare for your visit. This 6-minute video provides an introduction to the park, including a brief look at park history and geology, viewpoints, hiking trails, and the scenic drive. (Files are approximately 23 mb)
In The Wild Side of Bryce: Utah Prairie Dogs you will have the opportunity to meet one of Bryce Canyon's favorite animals. Join Park Ranger Kevin Doxstater to learn about these fascinating creatures in this 6 minute video podcast. (Files are 24 mb)
Bryce Canyon Lodge A Step Back in Time is an introduction to the historic Bryce Canyon Lodge and its role as part of the Union Pacific Railroad's Loop Tour in the 1920s and 1930s. Your guide is Park Ranger Linda Brown in this less than 4 minute podcast. (Files are 14 mb)
Downloading Instructions: Each podcast is offered with or without captions in formats compatible with iPod or other portable video devices. The podcasts can also be viewed on your computer with the QuickTime player. To download right-click (or command-click) on the file name and save to your computer.
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...