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
Ranger Guided Activities
Ever wonder why the rocks are red? Where we got the name hoodoo? What's a deer's favorite food? Well, you're not alone! The magic of Bryce Canyon sparks the imagination and wonder in park rangers as well as visitors. Spend a few minutes or a few hours with us as we share what we've learned about your national park. Ranger programs are a great way to expand your exploration of Bryce Canyon. They're free too!
Our summer schedule is packed! Check our Ranger Program board in the park's visitor center for current locations and times. Beginning late Spring through October, Ranger Program schedules are produced every two weeks and you may view or download the most recent schedule by clicking here.
When: Daily - Spring, Summer & Fall
Where: Sunset Point
Duration: 1½ hrs. - 1 mile Roundtrip
Great views, fascinating plant and wildlife stories, a touch of geology, a smattering of cultural history - what more could you want? Join a park ranger for an overview of Bryce Canyon as you stroll along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater. (No reservations are required for this activity.)
When: Almost Daily - Summer
Where: North Campground Picnic Area
Duration: 1 hr.
All of Bryce Canyon's ranger programs are family friendly, but these in particular are fun for kids and parents alike. Rangers present a wide range of programs appealing to a variety of interests. Check at the visitor center for program topic and age requirements. In person reservations required. Sign up at the visitor center. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Nightly - Summer & Fall
Duration: 1 hr.
Evening programs offer an in-depth look at some of the compelling stories and interesting resources that Bryce Canyon protects. Check at visitor center for topics, start times, and locations.
Full Moon Hikes
When: click on photo to see schedule
Where: Varies, check at Visitor Center for specific information
Duration: 1 hr. multimedia show + stargazing with telescopes
Join a park ranger for a celebration of Bryce Canyon's unparalleled night sky. In this last grand sanctuary of natural darkness you can see stars like few places on Earth! more...
NOTICE: Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are suspended until further notice due to lack of snow (effective 01/27/2014). We will again offer snowshoe hikes when/if snow conditions permit. Alternative guided activities may be offered, inquire at the Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
Stargazers have been coming to Bryce Canyon for centuries. The first "formal" star gazing programs began in 1969. Read "A Brief History..." by clicking the "more" link below. More...