Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptile collage 2016 Lizard, Rattlesnake, and Horned Lizard (Cheh).
Lizard, Rattlesnake, and Horned Lizard (Cheh).

NPS photo

 

Seeking the Slimy and Scaly?
Being a cold and high altitude park, Bryce Canyon is not the best habitat for Reptiles and Amphibians. However, 11 species of reptiles and four species of amphibians can be found at Bryce.

Because we are surrounded by deserts, people often ask "Are any of them poisonous?" We rangers like to respond with a joke "I don't know, I've never tried eating any of them!" Then we add, "But we do have a venomous reptile to watch out for, the Great Basin Rattlesnake."

Things that make you sick when you eat them are poisonous. Things that make you sick when they bite or sting you are venomous. In this section of our website, you can learn more about reptiles and amphibians of Bryce Canyon.

 
Rattlesnake crawling near the Fairyland Loop Trail.
Rattlesnake crawling near the Fairyland Loop Trail. Watch your step.

Photographed by Jim McNitt 2014.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764

Phone:

(435) 834-5322

Contact Us