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
DAY HIKES IN BRYCE AMPHITHEATER:
Keep in mind that all trails below the rim involve steep climbs out of the canyon. Here are a few more hiking reminders;
NOTE: PETS ARE ONLY ALLOWED ON PAVED TRAILS AND VIEWPOINTS, ROADS, CAMPSITES, AND PICNIC AREAS. The section of Rim Trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points is open to pets, but THEY MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES, and you are required to clean up after your pet. more info...
BACKCOUNTRY HIKES AND CAMPING:
Permits must be obtained in-person and are issued at the park visitor center from 8:00 a.m. until one hour before the Visitor Center closes. No phone or e-mail reservations will be accepted. In-person reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance. Park staff reserves the right to refuse permits to parties that fail to demonstrate the necessary preparedness that Bryce Canyon's high and dry backcountry demands.
Bryce Canyon's backcountry is a primitive area managed according to regulations that protect its wilderness values. Backcountry camping is allowed on a limited basis and ONLY at designated campsites. Download the Backcountry brochure (690K) in PDF for more information, regulations, and preparedness guidelines.
NOTE: Open fires are NOT PERMITTED in Bryce Canyon's backcountry!
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Did You Know?
USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36) was named after the park. Commissioned 15 September 1950 at Charleston SC,(22 years after the park was established, to the day), Decommissioned 30 June 1981. A plaque, with a Flag and Ensign last flown over the ship are on display in the Headquarters building. More...