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.
Wondering what the weather might be like for your visit to Bryce Canyon?
A current forecast for our area is provided by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
The Utah Department of Transportation recently installed cameras on Utah Highway 12 where you can see current conditions. The first of these is 12 miles/19 km west of the park at Red Canyon, the second is north of Bryce Canyon City near the park boundary. Access these cameras via the UDOT CommuterLink website. On the map locate Bryce Canyon and look for the camera icons on UT-12. A label will pop-up when your cursor is rolled over each icon: the Red Canyon camera is labeled "SR-12 Mile Marker 7", the Bryce Canyon City camera is labeled "SR-12 Mile Marker 14." Click on the camera icon to view the image. These cameras are especially helpful when planning a winter visit to the park.
Grand Staircase Escalante Road Conditions can be accessed here, or by calling one of the BLM Visitor Centers or offices:
Historical climate information for Bryce Canyon, and the entire Colorado Plateau is informative for comparing past weather trends. This information is provided by the Northern Colorado Plateau Network of the National Park Service.
Fire Outlook - Information about fire restrictions and summer outlook are available from the following links.
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...