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
Right Fork Yellow Creek Camp Site
This site is a sheltered, peaceful spot next to a gurgling stream. There is a large Ponderosa Pine on the site, many Juniper trees, along with Gambel Oak and Greenleaf Manzanita. It is 3.0 miles (4.8 km) from the Bryce Point parking lot and 1300 feet (396 m) lower.
The hike down has grand views, incredible geologic features and a wide variety of vegetation. The Hat Shop has unusual hoodoos with large cap rocks. There are Bristlecone Pines on the ridge on the way down from Bryce Point and cacti along the trail at the lower elevations near the campsite. A wide variety of wildflowers can be seen along the trail in the spring and summer.
Datum WGS 84, 37 35 16.5 N, 112 08 51.7 W. Altitude 6980 feet (2128 m).
Did You Know?
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...