Annual Geology Festival

2018 Geo Poster
2018 Geology Festival Poster

Design: Peter Densmore

GeoFest 2018
Bryce Canyon's Geology Festival (GeoFest) is scheduled for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2018. Join park rangers for guided hikes, family-friendly geology programs, bus tours with a geologist, evening programs with special guest speakers, as well as exhibits and family oriented activities at the visitor center.

Schedule for both days of the 2018 Festival:

Hoodoo Geology Hike
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Group size limited – free ticket required; Obtain at Visitor Center Front Desk.
What are the hoodoos and how are they formed?
Join a geologist for a moderate 3--mile hike into the canyon.
Hiking shoes / boots and water bottle required!


Mossy Cave Hike
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Group size limited – free ticket required; Obtain at Visitor Center Front Desk.
Join a geologist for an easy 1-mile round-trip hike.
Hiking shoes / boots and water bottle required!

Visitor Center Plaza Booths
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visit the booths on the Visitor Center Plaza. Enjoy fun and educational
activities for kids and adults of all eras.


Rim Walk
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Sunset Point

Join a geologist for a leisurely 1-mile round-trip walk along the
rim of Bryce Canyon.


Special Evening Program
"The Colorado Plateau: A Region of Boundless Geological Variety and Beauty"
with Dr. Larry Davis
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Bryce Lodge Auditorium
Although a few chapters are missing, 1.2 billion years of Earth's geologic history is revealed in the Colorado Plateau's exposed, and relatively undeformed, rock layers. Since most of the exposed rocks are sedimentary, the layers also reveal much of Earth's biological evolution. The Colorado Plateau was also the home of the Ancestral Puebloan peoples and contains a rich, yet incomplete, history of these early inhabitants of the region. Discover the Colorado Plateau, a gem of which Bryce Canyon is just a facet.

Last updated: July 5, 2018

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