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.
Utah Prairie Dog Day
Bryce Canyon National Park's second annual Utah Prairie Dog Day will take place Friday, June 24th, 2011 beginning at 9 a.m., concluding with an 8:00 p.m. evening ranger program at the Bryce Canyon Lodge, "Prairie Dogs & Other Cool Critters."
Join a Park Ranger for two opportunities to view prairie dogs in their natural habitat! A morning session will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by an afternoon session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Between these two viewing sessions, learn more about Utah Prairie Dogs by attending "Can you Dig It? Life as a Utah Prairie Dog at Bryce Canyon" in the Visitor Center auditorium at 1:00 p.m.
A kid's table with activities and refreshments will be available at the Visitor Center. Students from area schools are also invited to participate in an art contest with a Utah Prairie Dog theme. Prizes will be awarded the afternoon of the celebration. Download an entry form here.
Did You Know?
USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36) was named after the park. Commissioned 15 September 1950 at Charleston SC,(22 years after the park was established, to the day), Decommissioned 30 June 1981. A plaque, with a Flag and Ensign last flown over the ship are on display in the Headquarters building. More...