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Current Weather Conditions

NOAA provides a current weather forecast for Bryce Canyon and surrounding areas. Our weather page can provide a good idea of what the weather might be like at various times of year.

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
Lightning is a year-round possibility, but it's most common (and most dangerous!) during summer thunderstorms in July and August.

Flash Flood Information
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Road Conditions

Check the Alerts above for current road conditions and closure messages. For road conditions outside the park, visit

Following snowstorms, the main park road closes temporarily at mile marker 3 to allow snow plow crews to clear snow from the higher elevations of the park's scenic southern drive. Closures typically last a day or more, depending on snowstorm durations. Along the first three miles of the main road, the Bryce Amphitheater area (which includes Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point) is the first area to be plowed, so it remains accessible even during temporary closures of the scenic southern drive.

There are only two roads that are closed to vehicle traffic for the entire winter season: the 1 mile (1.6 km) road leading to Fairyland Point and the 0.3 mile (0.5 km) road leading to Paria View. These two spur roads close after snow levels begin to require plow removal, but remain accessible for hikers, cross-country skiiers, and snowshoers.

Current trail closures in Bryce Canyon National Park
Temporary Trail closures resulting from heavy rainfall-induced mud and rock slides.

Trail Conditions

Temporary Trail Closures in Effect

The Wall Street side of the Navajo Loop is currently closed. This section of trail closes ever winter when freezing overnight temperatures combine with precipitation to greatly increase the risk of rockfall in this area. The Two Bridges side of the Navajo Loop remains open, allowing hikers to still enjoy combination hikes such as the Queen's/Navajo Combination Loop.

Due to heavy monsoonal thunderstorms delivering around 4 inches (10 cm) of rain in just three days, multiple trails incurred damage from mud and rock slides. Trail crews are working to reopen these trails, and currently the Peekaboo Loop Connecting Trail is closed. All other front country trails remain open; hikers should be prepared for small wash outs.

The Agua Canyon Connecting Trail remains closed due to rockfall.

Backcountry Under-the-Rim Trail Damage and Hiker Advisory

Due to deteriorating trail conditions, those hiking the Under-the-Rim trail must understand that they do so at their own risk. Strong wayfinding skills are a must, and responses to emergency situations may be difficult and delayed.

Sheep Creek and Corral Hollow Backcountry Sites Closed

Due to bear activity, the Sheep Creek campsite is permanently closed to overnight use. Corral Hollow is temporarily closed.


Fire Restrictions

Lighting or maintaining a fire is prohibited in all areas except:

  • Designated campgrounds and picnic areas in government provided grills or fireplaces or personally provided grills. Campfires are restricted to established campfire grates, or personally provided grills.

When conditions of high wildfire dangers are reached within the park, additional fire and smoking prohibitions may be in place. While the public will be notified when such restrictions exist, this may occur without prior public notice.

Read more and find a map of state-wide fire restrictions.

Last updated: January 4, 2022

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P.O Box 640201
Bryce , UT 84764


435 834-5322
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