• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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.

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.

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 (Stop by the Visitor Center or use this page's Contact Us link for more information.)
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 8:00 pm April 4 CHANGE: Due to unexpected high interest this hike will be ticketed using a lottery as described in the note above.
Sat 8:00 pm May 2 Ticket required - see note above.
Sun 8:00 pm May 3 Ticket required - see note above.
Mon 8:30 pm June 1 Ticket required - see note above.
Tues 8:30 pm June 2 Ticket required - see note above.
Tues 8:45 pm July 1 Ticket required - see note above.
Wed 9:00 pm July 2 Ticket required - see note above.
Thurs 8:30 pm July 30 Ticket required - see note above.
Fri 8:30 pm
Fri 8:00 pm
Sat 7:45 pm
July 31
Aug 28
Aug 29
Ticket required - see note above.
Ticket required - see note above.
Ticket required - see note above.
Sat 7:00 pm Sept 26 Ticket required - see note above.
Sun 7:00 pm Sept 27 Ticket required - see note above.
Tues 6:45 pm Oct 27 Ticket required - see note above.
Wed 5:00 pm Nov 25 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

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.

 

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