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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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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

Winter Conditions

Both roads and trails tend to be icy in winter. The park strongly recommends traction devices for walking around the park. Drivers should observe all posted speed limits; to protect native flora and fauna, the park places cinders on roads but does not use salt. Ice may exist on roadways.

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. The Wall Street side of the Navajo Loop and the Rim Trail from Bryce Point to Inspiration Point have close for the winter season. All other front country trails remain open. Fairyland Point Road and Paria View Roads close to allow for skiing and other winter activities.

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. The Agua Canyon Connecting Trail remains closed due to rockfall.


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 . 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.


Last updated: December 29, 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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