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Bryce Canyon Geology Festival

Bryce Canyon's Geology Festival (Geo Fest) is scheduled for Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2022. Join park rangers for guided hikes, family-friendly geology programs, evening programs as well as exhibits and family oriented activities at the Visitor Center.

Our 2023 festival is schedule for July 14 - 15. Check back later for updates!

Day 1: Friday, July 15 2022

9 a.m. - Guided Hike (Free Ticket Required)

Join a ranger for a 1-mile moderate hike exploring the intersections of geology and water at Mossy Cave. Free tickets are available same-day at the Visitor Center.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Visitor Center Plaza Activities

Geology booths from nearby public lands and parks will be set up at the Visitor Center. Stop by and learn something new!

11 a.m. - Sunset Point Hoodoo Geology Talk

What’s a hoodoo? How do they form? Why does Bryce Canyon have so many? Attend a Geology Talk and learn more!

8:30 p.m. - Evening Program at North Campground Outdoor Theater (Free Ticket May be Required*)

The Secret Life of Water
Where it hides, how it moves, and who it feeds.

Collin Davidson is a Scientists-in-Parks Hydrology Intern at Bryce Canyon National Park and is currently conducting hydrogeology research in Grand Canyon National Park as a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Geoscience from DePauw University where he was also an Environmental Fellow.

Day 2: Saturday, July 16 2022

9 a.m. - Guided Hike (Free Ticket Required)

Join our physical scientist for a 2-mile moderately strenuous hike exploring the geology along the Queen's Garden Trail. Free tickets are available same-day at the Visitor Center.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Visitor Center Plaza Activities

Geology booths from nearby public lands and parks will be set up at the Visitor Center. Stop by and learn something new!

11 a.m. - Sunset Point Hoodoo Geology Talk

What’s a hoodoo? How do they form? Why does Bryce Canyon have so many? Attend a Geology Talk and learn more!

8:30 p.m. - Evening Program at North Campground Outdoor Theater (Free Ticket May be Required*)

The Long Horizon: Looking Through the Lens of Geology
An examination of how geology broadens our horizons, provides grounding, and establishes context for environmental challenges.

William Leggett is a park ranger at the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park and holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from New Mexico State University. Since graduating in 2009, he has interpreted geology and served as a subject matter expert for Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, and Canyonlands National Parks. His primary interest is relating the amazing story of our planet's history through the amazing geology of our public lands.

*Evening Program Ticket Policy

If weather is good, no tickets will be required for the North Campground Outdoor Theater Evening Program. However, if inclement weather requires the Evening Program to be moved to the Bryce Canyon Lodge, seats will be reserved for ticket holders.

If program is moved, we will post an update to our Twitter @BryceCanyonNPS (no account needed to view).

 

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Last updated: July 19, 2022

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