Under-the-Rim Trail Closures, Damage, and Hiker Advisory
The Under-the-Rim Trail is approximately 22.9 miles (36.9 km) from Bryce Point to Rainbow Point. Connecting trails offer access from the park's Scenic Drive and intersect the Under-the-Rim Trail at Swamp Canyon, Whiteman Bench and Agua Canyon trailheads. NOTE: Agua Canyon Connector Trail is closed until further notice due to storm damage.
The Riggs Spring Loop is 8.6-mile (13.9 km) beginning and ending at the Rainbow/Yovimpa Point parking lot at the south end of the Scenic Drive. Either the Yovimpa or Rainbow Point trailhead may be used to access this loop.
The Bryce Canyon Shuttle provides optional transportation to and from Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration, and Bryce Points only in the summer. It does not serve the southern end of the park. You must provide your own transportation to/from those locations or make reservations on the Rainbow Point Tour.
TH = Trailhead
Note: Hitchhiking is not allowed in Bryce Canyon National Park.
When available, hikers may reserve seats on the Rainbow Point Tour bus for transportation to and from Rainbow/Yovimpa Point. However, this service is seasonal in nature. Reservations and detailed information may be obtained by calling (435) 834-5290.
Water in the Backcountry
We recommend you carry at least one gallon (4 liters) of water per person per day.
Bears and Other Wildlife
In the summer of 2010, a Black Bear had to be killed because it repeatedly exhibited aggressive behavior towards backcountry campers. Unfortunately, bears often lose their natural wariness towards humans when they become habituated to human food.
Brochure information about Black Bears and what you should and shouldn't do if you encounter one.
Information about other animals that may be encountered in Bryce Canyon can be viewed here.
REPORT ALL BEAR & MOUNTAIN LION SIGHTINGS TO THE VISITOR CENTER INFORMATION DESK!
Immediately report emergencies and resource violations to a ranger,
call 911 or 435-676-2411.
Last updated: May 31, 2019