• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • 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.

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?

Southwest Willow Flycatcher

Bryce Canyon National Park has three wildlife species listed under the Endangered Species Act: Utah Prairie Dog, California condor, and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. It is illegal to take, capture, kill, pursue, hunt, or harm these species or their habitat. More...