• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

Full Moon Hikes

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 to stop by or call the Visitor Center for the most current information. 435.834.4747"

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.

  • 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 jacket (evenings are cool and cold).
  • Due to steep and rocky trails this activity is not wheelchair accessible.

NOTE: Tickets are not required for full-moon hikes and is "Open" to the public. No Sign-up required but come to or call the Visitor Center for time, location & further details. Hikes will be self guided with Park Rangers stationed at certain points on the trail so you can go at your own pace.

Watch this Video to Learn More about Bryce Canyon Full Moon Hikes.

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.

Day / Time Date 2015 Full Moon Hikes (Visit or call the Visitor Center for tour location and details. 435.834.4747)
Sun 5:05 pm
Jan 4 Open to Public. On Snowshoes (snowpack permitting)
Tues 5:35 pm Feb 3 Open to Public. On Snowshoes (snowpack permitting)
Thurs 6:25 pm March 5 Open to Public. On Snowshoes (snowpack permitting)
Sat 8:05 pm April 4 Open to Public.
Sat 6:55 pm May 2 Open to Public.
Sun 7:55 pm May 3 Open to Public.
Mon 7:40 pm June 1 Open to Public.
Tues 8:35 pm June 2 Open to Public.
Tues 8:15 pm June 30 Open to Public
Wed 8:50 pm July 1 Open to Public
Thurs 7:45 pm July 30 Open to Public
Fri 8:30 pm
Fri 7:50 pm
Sat 7:50 pm
July 31
Aug 28
Aug 29
Open to Public
Open to Public
Open to Public
Sat 6:20 pm Sept 26 Open to Public
Sun 7:00 pm Sept 27 Open to Public
Mon 6:10 pm Oct 26 Open to Public
Tues 6:55 pm Oct 27 Open to Public
Wed 5:15 pm Nov 25 Open to Public. To Be Determined. Call ahead for status.
Fri 5:45 pm Dec 26 Open to Public. To Be Determined. Call ahead for status.
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Ranger Patrick Hair leads a full moon snowshoe hike.

Ranger Patrick Hair leads a full moon snowshoe hike

NPS photo by Kevin Poe


During Winter full moons November - March (when snow depth exceeds 12") we offer our full moon hikes as a snowshoe activity. Snowshoes and poles are provided FREE of charge, but you must dress warmly and provide your own waterproof hiking boots (hiking shoes NOT acceptable) or better yet snow-boots. Full Moon Snow Shoe hikes are free and open to the public (Weather Permitting). Come visit the Visitor Center or call us at 435.834.4747 for additional information. (see schedule above).

Pre-registration for Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes is REQUIRED and LIMITED to 25 participants.


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