Full Moon Hikes
NPS photo by Brian Roanhorse
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.
NOTE: 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.
Lotter Location: Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
Watch this Video to Learn More about Bryce Canyon Full Moon Hikes. ATTENTION!!! Procedures for the registration of the Full Moon Hike have changed from the directions of the video link. The most current registration requirements are above the video link. If further questions, contact or visit the Visitor Center Help Desk. Visitor Front Desk (435) 834-4747. (26 June 2015)
NPS photo by Kevin Poe
WINTER FULL MOON HIKES ON SNOWSHOES!
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.