Full Moon Hikes
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 and each person in your family or group must be present (with the hiking shoes/boots they plan to wear!), however, only one person per group needs to hold a winning number. Each person in your family or group should take a number to increase the chance of obtaining a ticket to join the hike. There is a strict limit of EIGHT (8) participants per winning lottery number. The lottery will be held in the Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium at precisely 3:00 pm MDT; lottery number distribution will begin at 2:30 p.m. MDT and no tickets will be distributed once the lottery begins - please do not arrive at the Lodge prior to 2:30 pm.
Watch this Video to Learn More about Bryce Canyon Full Moon Hikes.
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.