Back Country Campsite Closed
Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek
Full Moon Hikes
NOTE: Tickets are required for full-moon hikes and are FREE, but ONLY distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-up begins at 8:00 a.m. at the visitor center (line starts forming at 6:30 a.m.) on the morning of the scheduled hike. IN SUMMER, HIKES USUALLY FILL UP WITHIN THE FIRST HALF HOUR OF SIGN UP! ABSOLUTELY NO ADVANCE RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED! For groups of people, tickets will only be given out if the entire group arrives in person so that each group member receives their own ticket. EXCEPTION: One parent may sign up his or her spouse and their non-emancipated children (kids who get to sleep in are more enjoyable during the hike than those who have to get up early to stand in line). :-)
Watch this Video to Learn More about Bryce Canyon Full Moon Hikes.
Starting locations and routes are not announced in advance, but are made known to ticket holders.
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. ONLY during these winter months are you also allowed to make phone reservations for moon hike tickets @ 435-834-4747 -- but only 2 days in advance of the scheduled hikes (see schedule above).
Did You Know?
Stargazers have been coming to Bryce Canyon for centuries. The first "formal" star gazing programs began in 1969. Read "A Brief History..." by clicking the "more" link below. More...