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Contact: Dan Ng, (435) 834-4740
Due to the recent outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) in northern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park has restricted the entry and use of private horses and mules for recreational riding from May 20 through June 4, 2011.
As advised by the State Veterinarian, the threat of spreading the EHV-1 virus is now minimal and Bryce Canyon National Park will be lifting its restriction on private horses and mules. Beginning on June 5 these animals will be allowed entry and recreational use in the park. The park wishes to thank the public for their cooperation in preventing the spread of the disease and their understanding during the closures over the past two weeks.
Experiencing Bryce Canyon on horseback is a popular activity and continues the tradition which dates back to the 1930’s. Canyon Trail Rides offers two 2-hour and two ½-day guided horse rides each day. For more information call 435-679-8665 or visit: www.canyonrides.com.
For more information on Bryce Canyon National Park, please visit the park’s website at: www.nps.gov/brca or call 435-834-5322.