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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.


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Fire Restrictions

As of June 24, 2020 the park is under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction Order:

  • No setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fire of any kind, except campfires and charcoal fires within agency approved fire pits and grills provided for in developed recreation site and picnic areas or under permanently improved places of habitation. Devices fueled by petroleum or LPG products are allowed in all locations.
  • Do not smoke, except in an enclosed vehicle or in paved areas completely devoid of any nearby vegetation. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in ash trays.
  • Do not discharge or use any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices. They are prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.

This applies to all lands within the boundaries of Bryce Canyon National Park. Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both (43 CFR 9212.4).


Air Quality Webcam

The park maintains an air quality monitoring station at the southern end of the park near Yovimpa Point.


Road, Campground, and Trail Conditions

Visit our Public Health Page the latest on park operations, openings, and closures

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 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.

Winter Road and Trail Closures (See Alerts)
Following winter storms, the 18-mile southern scenic drive may close beyond the Bryce Amphitheater at Mile 3 to allow crews to clear the road. Wall Street and the Rim Trail from Bryce Point to Inspiration Point have closed for the winter season. All other front country trails remain open. Fairyland Point Road and Paria View Roads have closed to allow for skiing and other winter activities. The park posts updates on the scenic drive to both its Twitter and Facebook pages.


Construction Projects

Road Construction on Utah State Route 12

Safety improvements and construction along UT SR-12 between mile markers 14-16 started August 31, 2020 and will continue through the fall . These improvements are intended to stabilize road surfaces and increase visitor safety in these areas. Visitors traveling both east and west bound, should expect traffic delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

Mossy Cave Parking Area
Mossy Cave parking area will be periodically under construction throughout 2020. It is currently open, but may close for a period of a couple days at a time for phases of construction.


Last updated: September 3, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764


(435) 834-5322
Phones are answered and messages returned as soon as possible as staffing allows.

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