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Contact: Larry Thrower, 435.834.4770
Bryce Canyon National Park Prepares for the 2009 Winter Season
In preparation for the approaching winter season, the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center will be open from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM starting on November 1, 2009. At the Visitor Center you can plan your visit with information on hiking, attractions and interpretive programs. An award-winning 22-minute video, Shadows of Time, and museum exhibits provide an orientation to the park’s natural and cultural features. The Bryce Canyon Natural History Association operates from the Visitor Center selling books, publications and gifts to make your stay more enjoyable.
The Bryce Canyon Lodge, horse rides down into the canyon, and the General Store at Sunrise Point have closed.
Entrance fees are $25 per vehicle and good for seven days in Bryce Canyon National Park. Camping fees are $15 per night to camp in the park’s campgrounds. Sites in North Campground are currently available.
Temperatures are starting to drop, visitors are reminded to prepare for possible snowy conditions, icy roads, and muddy trails. Currently trails and roads may be temporarily closed due to weather. When hiking in the park, be sure to wear hiking boots, carry water and adequate sun protection. The park’s 8,000 feet elevation requires extra effort in the thin air.
For more information, please visit the park’s website at: www.nps.gov/brca or call 435-834-5322.