U.S. Highway 89 Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon
Road damage south of Page, Arizona will impact travel between Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon National Parks. Click for a travel advisory and link to a map with suggested alternate routes: More »
Sunset Campground Construction
From April-July 2014, three new restroom facilities will be constructed in Sunset Campground. Visitors may experience construction noise and dust, as well as some campsite and restroom closures. 'Sunset Campground' webpage has additional information. More »
Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure
Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.
Wall Street Section of Navajo Loop Closed
Due to dangerous conditions (falling rock and treacherous, icy switchbacks), the Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop Trail is CLOSED. It will reopen in Spring once freezing temperatures have subsided.
Backcountry Campsite Closures
Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, two backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek and Iron Spring.
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?
March 13, 1919: A Utah Joint Memorial passed legislation which read in part: We urge that the Congress of the United States set aside for the use and enjoyment of the people a suitable area embracing "Bryce's Canyon" as a national monument under the name: "Temple of the Gods National Monument." More...