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.
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?
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...