• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • 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.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, multiple backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek, Swamp Canyon, Natural Bridge, Iron Spring, Corral Hollow, Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass.

Iron Spring Campsite

This site is 3.9 miles north of Rainbow Point and 3.9 miles (6.3 km) south of Natural Bridge Campsite. Iron Spring .12 miles (.19 km) north of the campsite has reliable but bad-looking water. There is sandy soil, Ponderosas, White Fir, Douglas-fir, Manzanita and groves of young Quaking Aspens, just to the north and to the south. You can get a glimpse of the cliffs above the trees. There are some logs to sit on. If you use the water, be sure to purify by boiling for at least 10 minutes, or use filtering or purifying tablets.

Datum WGS 84, 37 29 26.5 N, 112 14 38.2 W. Altitude 7925 feet (2416 m).

 
Iron Spring Campsite and water
Iron Spring Campsite and water
text and images courtesy of Ron Warner

Did You Know?

Temple-like spires can be seen in the main amphitheater at Bryce

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...