Current Conditions


Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Winter Road and Trail Closures Due to unsafe snow conditions the Rim Trail (between Inspiration and Fairyland Points) and the Mossy Cave Trail are the only two hikes currently open. Fairyland and Paria roads are closed for winter activities. The Main Park Road remains closed at Mile 3.



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.


Road, Campground, and Trail Conditions

Seasonal Road and Trail Closures
Due to dangerous snow conditions, all trails below the rim (including the Tropic trail, but not including Mossy Cave), the Rim Trail between Inspiration and Bryce Point, and the final 300 ft of Bryce Point are closed. Paria and Fairyland Roads are closed to vehicle traffic and left unplowed for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Seasonal Campground Closures
Overnight temperatures are now below freezing. Therefore the RV Dump Station, Sunset Campground, and North Campground Loops B, C & D are closed for the season. Visitors may utilize RV Dump facilities at the Sinclair Gas Station north of the park.

Sheep Creek Backcountry Site Closed
Due to bear activity, the Sheep Creek campsite is closed to overnight use until further notice.

Under-the-Rim Trail Damage and Hiker Advisory
Due to deteriorating trail conditions, those hiking the Under-the-Rim trail north of Agua Canyon 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 Connection Trail Damage
Due to heavy rains, the junction of the Under-the-Rim Trail and Sheep Creek Connector trail has been severely washed out. Hikers will need to utilize a map to navigate.


Construction Projects

Rainbow Point Construction
Rainbow Point Walkway and wall support work during summer of 2019. Expect short-term closures.

Bryce Canyon Lodge Parking Lot Construction
Redesign of the Bryce Canyon Lodge parking lot scheduled to begin summer of 2019. Alternate parking arrangements will be available during closures.

Visitor Center Parking Lot Construction
Expect short-term closures and alternate parking arrangements beginning summer of 2019.

North Campground and Sunset Campground Paving
Expect short-term closures and limited campsites beginning summer of 2019.

Last updated: February 28, 2019

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P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764


(435) 834-5322

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