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
Private Horse & Mule Riding at Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon is a wonderful place to ride horseback! Some visitors enjoy bringing their own riding stock into the park to enjoy the breathtaking views one can experience from the back of a horse or mule.
Below is information to assist visitors in the use of private stock. (A concessionaire is already in place for those visitors who may not have their own horse or mule. Click here for more information.)
The use of privately-owned stock on the trails of Bryce Canyon is permitted. However, regulations and guidelines have been developed to ensure safety and protection for other visitors and park resources.
Parking, loading, and unloading must take place in the Mixing Circle area. (click to open map).
In order to avoid conflict with other horse rides and for the safety of other visitors and stock, all horseback riding must be coordinated with Canyon Trail rides prior to entering the park. Contact Canyon Trail Rides at 435-679-8665 to coordinate your ride.
Liveries are not available in the immediate area. You may, however, be able to make livery service arrangements for your horses by visiting www.brycecanyoncountry.com. Camping with your stock is available in Red Canyon and on National Forest Service Land (Contact the Dixie National Forest Field Office at 435-676-8815) for further information.
We hope this information will be of value to you in planning and enjoying your horseback trip in Bryce Canyon. For any questions, call our office at 435-834-5322. or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Bryce Canyon National Park has a 7.4 limiting magnitude night sky! In most rural areas of the United States, 2500 stars can be seen on a clear night. At Bryce Canyon, 7500 stars can be seen twinkling in the void! More...