Rules and regulations are in place to protect the visitors and the resources of Bryce Canyon National Park. Please do your part to protect your park. Have a safe and enjoyable visit to Bryce Canyon. Below are some areas of popular concern.
The Superintendent's Compendium is an addendum to the CFR that lists specific rules and regulations for Bryce Canyon National Park, including justification for each.
Aircraft-based Remote-controlled Equipment
Use of remote-controlled equipment (including but not limited to helicopters, drones, and other aircraft-based equipment) within Bryce Canyon National Park is prohibited by law.
Bicycling and e-Bikes
Bicycling is permitted on all park roadways and the Shared-Use Path. All other park trails and off-trail routes are closed to bicycling. Bicycles must ride single file on park roads and stop to let shuttle buses pass.
Camping is allowed in the designated campsites at North Campground, Sunset Campground and with a permit in designated areas of the Under the Rim Trails. Overnight accommodations in Bryce Canyon are typically full from April to October. Camping in pullouts or parking lots is prohibited. We recommend visiting our page on Campground Regulations for more information.
Commercial Filming & Photography
We recommend visiting our page on Commercial Filming & Photography for more information.
Firearms in the Park
On February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, was enacted May 22, 2009 and will became effective February 22, 2010. Section 512 of this law; Protecting Americans from Violent Crimes, supersedes the uniform treatment of firearm possession in the national park system outside Alaska under the regulations found at 36 C.F.R. 2.4.
Utah State Firearms InformationHome page: http://www.utah.gov/index.html
Statutes: Utah Code Index
Firearms Section[s] of State Code:
Utah Code Section 53-5-704
Utah Code Part 76-10-5
Carrying Concealed Firearms: Utah Code Section 76-10-504
PetsService animals that meet NPS requirements are exempt from these policies.
Private Riding Stock
We recommend visiting our page on Private Stock Use for more information.
Damaging the park's natural and cultural resources is prohibited. Activities that damage resources include walking on vegetation, the taking of natural or cultural objects, and graffiti and other vandalism.
Feeding and harassing wildlife is prohibited. Squirrels, mule deer, and other wildlife become aggressive when they become dependent on human food. Interactions with visitors raise the potential for injury, disease transmission, and potential destruction of the animal.
Traffic LawsBryce Canyon National Park, as well as other national parks, enforces the same traffic laws as other law enforcement agencies, in addition to other park specific regulations. Below are a few of specific regulations. Please keep in mind that while the location is very different from your home town, basic traffic laws are the same.
SpeedBryce Canyon has a one way in, one way out entrance/exit with shuttle bus access, visitor crossroads, multiple view points, beautiful vistas, and close up encounters with wildlife. Help ensure your safety and protect the park's wildlife by obeying all speed limits.
Obey Road SignsAll road signs must be obeyed, such as parking signs and lane markings. Help protect the resource by parking only on hard paved pullouts and not parking on vegetation.
Drugs and AlcoholPossession of any controlled substance is prohibited. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicants, or having open containers of alcohol in a vehicle, is prohibited. Help us protect the park resources and other visitors by identifying a designated driver.
Last updated: January 30, 2023