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Latest COVID-19 Update

Garfield County, which includes Bryce Canyon National Park, is in LOW community level transmission. Therefore, wearing a mask in federal buildings at Bryce Canyon National Park is optional.

In areas CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.

Mask requirements vary by park based on CDC's COVID-19 Community Level tool. Additional details are available at


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

Current watches, warnings, and forecasts.


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View from Yovimpa Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah (looking east).

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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 (not currently in effect): 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.

Construction Alerts

June 15 - September 15: Lodge Loop Construction

To improve the condition of roadways around the Bryce Canyon Lodge and Sunrise Point area, resurfacing work is scheduled to begin on June 15th and continue through September 15th. Between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., traffic delays of no more than 15 minutes should be anticipated along the Lodge Loop road. Minor noise disturbances should be expected in this area during construction.
No work is scheduled to occur on weekends or federal holidays.

Map of Bryce Canyon showing planned construction June 15 through September 15

July 18 - 21: Re-Sealing of Visitor Center Parking Lots and Shared-Use Path

Click here for a map of temporary closures

To preserve the lifespan of parking lots and the Shared-Use Bike Path, the park will temporarily close parking lots at the Visitor Center and the Shared-Use Bike Path from the park boundary to Inspiration Point.
July 18: Visitor Center Additional Parking Lot Closed (see note for Oversized Vehicles)
July 19: Main Visitor Center Parking Lot Closed (see note for Oversized Vehicles)
July 20 - 21: Shared-Use Bike Path Closed from Park Boundary to Inspiration Point. Motorists must exercise caution and share the road with cyclists that may use the main road during this closure.

Please note that monsoonal rainstorms may extend these dates.

Oversized Vehicles:
Note that July 18 - 19 there will not be parking at the Visitor Center for vehicles 20 feet and longer. Please park at the Shuttle Station and use the shuttle to access the Visitor Center and Bryce Amphitheater viewpoints.


Trail Conditions

Temporary Trail Closures in Effect

The Agua Canyon Connecting Trail from Ponderosa Point remains closed due to rockfall.

Backcountry Under-the-Rim Trail Damage and Hiker Advisory

Due to deteriorated 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.


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: September 22, 2022

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P.O Box 640201
Bryce , UT 84764


435 834-5322
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