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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 Bryce Point Peekaboo Loop Connecting Trail are currently closed. All other front country trails remain open.

Sheep Creek and Corral Hollow Backcountry Sites Closed

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

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

 

Construction Projects

SR-12 Construction

Starting Monday, April 5th, the Utah Department of Transportation will begin constructing a new roundabout at the intersection of S.R. 12 and S.R. 63 in Bryce Canyon City. The project is part of UDOT's effort to improve driver safety through reduced speeds, traffic calming, improved visibility, and navigation improvements.

 
Diagram showing traffic movement at the junction of SR-12 and UT-63
UDOT Traffic Movement Diagram

Schedule: Begin Date: April 5th, 2021

Approx. Completion Date: Late September 2021

Work Hours: 7am - Sunset (Mon-Fri)

More Information: UDOT SR-12 Webpage

*Schedules are subject to change due to weather and materials available.

By Tuesday, April 27th, simultaneous work will begin repaving from the intersection of S.R 12 and S.R 63 and continue along S.R. 12 to the city of Henrieville. Stay tuned for additional details in these weekly construction updates as the repaving work approaches.

Expected Traffic Impacts:

Traffic controls will be in place with appropriate signage, flaggers and rumble strips to alert approaching drivers. Contractors will maintain access to nearby business. See image below demonstrating what drivers can expect.

Weekly Work Progress:

This project is just beginning. In future construction updates, details will be provided.

Upcoming Work:

  • Traffic control equipment setup to slow and guide traffic into roundabout construction zone
  • Existing light poles, guard rails and utility boxes will be removed
  • Clearing and grubbing of vegetation, topsoil
  • Roto-milling of existing asphalt (areas in red above)

Impacts

During construction, drivers should plan for single-lane closures with alternating traffic and delays of up to 15 minutes during daylight hours (8 a.m. - 7 p.m.) Monday through Thursday. Work on Friday and at night will be done as needed. In addition, residents and businesses can expect increased noise, dust and vibration during construction.

Nearby Projects

S.R. 12; Bryce to Henrieville Roundabout and Pavement

  • Hotline: 435-990-1050
  • Email: sr12corridor@utah.gov

S.R. 24/S.R. 12; Asphalt Rehabilitations (see project 3 in map above)

  • Hotline: 435-979-4551
  • Email: udotregion4@utah.gov

Last updated: April 28, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764

Phone:

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

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