We have something for everyone year-round. Ranger programs are always free, though some (such as winter snowshoe hikes and full moon hikes) require advance sign-up or are subject to a lottery. Visit our calendar page for current and any special programming beyond the standard programs offered below, or if you're in the park check our Ranger Program board in the park's Visitor Center.
Hoodoo Geology Talks
When: Daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., year-round
Grand Staircase Geology Talks
When: 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Most days Memorial Day through September 30
The Grand Staircase is an incredible area covering much of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The rocks of the Grand Staircase, and the fossils found within, reveal the secrets of ancient environments that created much of the Colorado Plateau. Few places provide a better view from the top-down of this area than Bryce Canyon's Yovimpa Point. Join a ranger to see for yourself while you learn about one of the planet's most complete sedimentary records of the last 250 million years.
When: Daily at 9 p.m., Memorial Day through September 30
Evening programs offer an in-depth look at some of the compelling stories and interesting resources that Bryce Canyon National Park protects. Check at the Visitor Center or our online Calendar for topics.
When: 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Thursday - Saturday nights, Memorial Day through September 30 (Only Saturdays October 1 - Memorial Day)
Rangers with lasers will point out constellations visible in the night sky and educate visitors about the science and cultural history of astronomy and Bryce canyon's international dark sky park status. Check at the Visitor Center for availability, start times, and locations.
Full Moon Hikes
When: Year-round; see link below for dates
When: October 1 to Memorial Day: 1 p.m., when snowpack allows (must have at least 12")
Not Occuring at this time (see Constellation Tour information)
When: Summer, days vary
All of Bryce Canyon's ranger programs are family friendly, but these in particular are fun for kids and parents alike. Rangers present a wide range of programs appealing to a variety of interests. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Last updated: September 15, 2021