Full Moon Hikes

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A ranger leads of group of hikers into the canyon under the light of the full moon.  Hiking shoes/boots required.

NPS photo by Brian Roanhorse

 
Hiking shoe with lug traction

Example of a permissible shoe for full moon hikes. BE WEARING or HAVE WITH YOU your proof of lug traction footwear when getting your ticket(s).

Hikes are subject to change and/or cancellation. We recommend stopping at the Visitor Center for the most current information.

You are cordially invited to celebrate Bryce Canyon's thrilling Night Life! Check your calendar and join us for these uniquely-Bryce experiences. During full moons, (1-2 consecutive nights each month), when the mix of shadows and moonlight cause the hoodoos to take on spooky personalities, we offer 1-2 mile-long moonlit hikes. These hikes descend down into the canyon along steep and rocky trails. Due to the nature of this special activity all participants must agree to the following rules.

RULES:
  • Children under age 6 are not permitted.
  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes (lug soles) are required for your safety and the safety of the Park Staff and other Participant(s).
  • Flashlights, headlamps are not allowed. Flash photography may be permitted under key restrictions.
  • Bring drinking water and a jacket - nightime temperatures can be cold.
  • Due to steep and rocky trails this activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Lottery Information: (Summer Season Only) The number of visitors we can accommodate on our Full Moon Hikes is limited for safety reasons. Tickets for the Full Moon Hike will be distributed via lottery on the day of the hike. Each person in your group must be present at the lottery with the hiking shoes/boots they plan to wear. Once your footwear has passed inspection, ONE lottery ticket will be issued per group. The Ranger giving you the lottery ticket will write the number in your party (maximum of 6) on the back of your lottery ticket. If your lottery ticket is drawn, only the number of people written on the back of the winning lottery ticket will be issued hiker tickets.

Lottery Location: Visitor Center Auditorium
Lottery tickets issued: Beginning at 4 pm MDT
Lottery begins: 4:15 pm MDT sharp (no lottery tickets will be distributed once the lottery begins.)


Any questions, contact or visit the Visitor Center Help Desk. Visitor Front Desk (435) 834-4747.

We would love to offer these programs more than 2-3 times a month but unfortunately, as the name of the activity implies, we don't have that kind of control.... over Moon, Earth, & Sun. :-). Please check at the visitor center for up-to-date information.

 

2016 Moon Hike Schedule

DAY DATE TICKET INFO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Sat Jan 23, 2016 Ticket Required On Snowshoes, snowpack permitting.
Sat Feb 20, 2016 No Ticket Required On Snowshoes, snowpack permitting.
Wed Mar 23, 2016 No Ticket Required On Snowshoes, snowpack permitting.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Sat May 21, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Mon June 20, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Tues July 19, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Thurs Aug 18, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Fri Sept 16, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Sat Oct 15, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Tues Nov 29, 2016 Ticket Required For registration, read lottery info above.
Thurs Dec 29, 2016 No Ticket Required On Snowshoes, snowpack permitting.

*Dates and Program(s) are subject to change. Check the Visitor Center for up-to-date information.

 
Ranger Patrick Hair leads a full moon snowshoe hike.

Ranger Patrick Hair leads a full moon snowshoe hike

NPS photo by Kevin Poe

WINTER FULL MOON HIKES ON SNOWSHOES!

During Winter full moons November - March (when snow depth exceeds 12"-18") we offer our full moon hikes as a snowshoe activity for free and open to the public (snowpack permitting).

Come visit the Visitor Center or call us at 435.834.4747 for additional Winter Outdoor Activity information.

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