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    January 4, 2018
    "Bryce Canyon National Park to Burn Debris Piles at Rainbow Point"
    Officials at Bryce Canyon National Park announced today that burning of debris piles created from recent fuel reduction treatment projects at Rainbow Point, in park employee housing areas, and in the park maintenance area are expected to begin as soon as January 8, 2018.

    December 7, 2017
    "National Park Service Announces Fee-Free Days for 2018"
    The National Park Service invites the public to experience all national parks, including Bryce Canyon National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018. The 2018 entrance fee-free days are:
    • January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • April 21: First Day of National Park Week
    • September 22: National Public Lands Day
    • November 11: Veterans Day

    December 7, 2017
    "Bryce Canyon National Park Now Hiring Summer Seasonal Positions"
    Bryce Canyon National Park is currently advertising vacancies for both interpretive rangers and entrance station rangers with opportunities within the Maintenance division soon to follow. In addition to Bryce Canyon, there are seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country.

    November 8, 2017
    "Join the 2017 Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Bryce Canyon NP"
    On Thursday December 7, 2017 nature lovers and birders of all levels of experience will gather at Bryce Canyon National Park to participate in the world’s longest running citizen bird census. The National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, now in its 118th year, is an annual event that brings together volunteers across the United States, South America, Canada, and distant Pacific islands, to assist scientists in the monumental task of assessing the health of bird populations.

    September 28, 2017
    "Bryce Canyon Opens Comment Period for New Cellular Tower"
    Bryce Canyon National Park is considering the issuance of separate right-of-way permits to Verizon Wireless and South Central Communications (SCC) to install a cellular telecommunications tower and fiber-optic utility right-of-way. The National Park Service (NPS) is required by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to consider all applications for the installation of wireless communication facilities on NPS lands. The park is preparing an Environment Assessment (EA) for this proposal and invites you to participate by providing your thoughts on the alternatives being considered and potential issues and impacts.

    September 13, 2017
    "Bryce Canyon NP announces 2017-2018 Winter Operations"
    Come enjoy the wintertime at Bryce Canyon, as the landscape is transformed, and some of its most striking vistas are on display. During the winter season, some facilities and amenities will be closed or have their operating hours reduced. The park Visitor Center and Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning October 1st and change to winter hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning November 5th. Thursday, November 23rd and Sunday, December 25th are the only days that the park Visitor Center will remain closed for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Though some will close earlier, all concession services will be closed from January 2nd through March 1st, 2018.

    June 30, 2016
    "Dawn of Modern Mammals" 10th Annual Geology Festival
    Bryce Canyon National Park invites you to join them for the 10th Annual Geology Festival July 15-16, 2016. This year's theme is "Exploring the Eocene Epoch: Dawn of Modern Mammals", which is the time when the rocks of Bryce Canyon were forming. Join guest speaker, Dr. L. Greer Price of the New Mexico Geological Survey as he presents "Earth Sciences for the 21st Century: Where we've been and where we're going". Please join us for two days of fun family activities learning about geology of Utah's public lands and how Bryce Canyon National Park was formed and why it is not a 'real canyon'.

    May 25, 2016
    Celebrate 100 Years of Stars with Bryce Canyon National Park
    Bryce Canyon National Park invites you to join them for the 16
    thannual Astronomy Festival June 1-4, 2016."Through the ages, the night sky has drawn our gaze upwards connecting us to our heritage.Bryce Canyon is a perfect place to experience such clarity and wonder with its renowned dark skies," said park superintendent Lisa E. Eckert. To read more, click the link above.

    May 10, 2016
    Centennial Celebration of Sustainability: Bryce Canyon Invites All to Attend Ribbon Cutting of Solar Array and Shared Use Path
    Bryce Canyon National Park, proudly extends an invitation to see the new solar array, and hike, bike or stroll along the Shared Use Path. These projects are completed in time for the larger National Park Service's (NPS) 100th Anniversary celebration. To commemorate these two improvements the park, Bryce Canyon City and U.S. Forest Service/Powell Ranger District, will host a dual ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2016. This Centennial Event will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station in Bryce Canyon City, and then will move to the Visitor Center for the Solar Array Ribbon Cutting. The event is open to the public, and all are invited to attend.

    February 25, 2016
    Free Woodwind Concert at Bryce Canyon National Park
    Bryce Canyon National Park and Bryce Canyon natural History Association are pleased to welcome the Woodwind Ensemble from Southern Utah University (SUU) on Saturday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium.


    January 13, 2016
    Free Entry to Bryce Canyon National Park –January 18th
    BRYCE, UT – Bryce Canyon National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees on Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. No matter how you choose to enter the park – by car, RV, ski, or snowshoe – the entrance fee to the park will be waived next Monday for all recreational visits.

    September 18, 2015
    Winter Operations Commences
    Bryce Canyon National Park remains open year around and showcases some of its most striking vistas during the winter months. As snow increases and daytime temperatures decrease, hikers are encouraged to prepare by dressing warmly and hiking with either snowshoes or under-boot traction devices when applicable. Check with the Visitor Center for up-to-date information before beginning any hike. Be Safe and Stay Warm!

    September 8, 2015
    "Every Kid in a Park" Bryce Canyon National Park Pass
    Bryce Canyon National Park is proud to participate in the "Every Kid in a Park" program as part of President Obama's commitment to protect our nation's unique outdoor spaces and ensure that more Americans have the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.

    August 19, 2015
    Bryce Canyon National Park's Annual Pass: A Great Deal for Local Residents and Repeat Visitors
    What many visitors to Bryce Canyon don't realize, however, is that the park also offers a park-specific Annual Pass that waives entrance fees to Bryce Canyon National Park for 12 months from the date of purchase. At $35, the Bryce Canyon Annual Pass is a bargain for local residents and others who visit Bryce Canyon several times a year.


    July 17, 2015
    6th Annual Geology Festival July 31st & August 1st, 2015
    Please join us for two days of fun family activities learning about dinosaurs; the geology of Utah's public lands, & how Bryce Canyon N.P. was formed –why it is not a "real canyon"!


    June 24, 2015
    Vapur Launches Hydration Program in Partnership w/ Bryce Canyon and Elkay
    Vapur, makers of the flexible, reusable and eco-responsible "Anti-Bottle," is pleased to announce the launch of its Hydration Program partnership with Bryce Canyon National Park and Elkay.


    May 28, 2015
    6th Annual Utah Prairie Dog Day
    Superintendent Lisa Eckert invites you to join the park in our sixth annual celebration of the Utah prairie dog, a native species to Utah and the Bryce Canyon area.

    April 23, 2015
    Tourism to Local National Parks (Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring) creates more than $433 Million in Economic Benefits Report shows visitor spending supports nearly 5,000 jobs in local economy.
    February 2, 2015
    President's Budget Request FY 2016 for National Park Service
    President Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2016 –the centennial year of the National Park Service –includes $3 billion for the bureau's critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission.
    November 25, 2014
    Shared Use Path for Bryce Canyon National Park.
    The National Park Service has published a proposed rule to authorize bicycle use on 6.2 miles of a shared-use pathway in Bryce Canyon National Park.

    Last updated: January 11, 2019

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