Special Event


Bryce Canyon Centennial Employee Reunion

Bryce Canyon National Park


Park admission still applies.


The Lodge at Bryce Canyon and areas adjacent.

Repeating Event


Every day


August 24, 2023 to August 26, 2023


5:00 PM


9 hours

Thursday Night Lodge evening program featuring stories of former concessions staff. Friday Night Lodge evening program featuring stories of former NPS staff & volunteers. Saturday Night swing band in Lodge Auditorium. Thursday - Saturday Recording stories of former employees for posterity.


Bryce Canyon National Park will only turn 100 years old once, and we want all past
park staff, volunteers, and concessions employees to come celebrate with us!

A hike beneath the hoodoos, the smell of ponderosa pines, an unforgettable night sky, and sharing it all with others. In 2023, Bryce Canyon National Park will celebrate a century since all of this was protected, first as a national monument and later as a national park.

As part of this special milestone, the park is hosting a reunion of its past employees.
Come reconnect with the park, share your stories, and depart with a few new ones, too.


Lodging Options

Discounted lodging rates ($129 standard double queen roooms) are available at both Ruby's Inn and the Bryce Canyon Pines (mention code NPSREUNION).


Thursday, August 24

4 p.m. Luncheon: RSVP'd attendees are welcomed to an all-employee luncheon in the park maintenance yard.

7 p.m. Concessions Stories: Evening program featuring stories of former concessions staff. Do you have stories to share? Reach out to e-mail us. Light snacks provided.

Friday, August 25

7 p.m. National Park Service Stories: Evening program featuring stories of former concessions staff. Do you have stories to share? Reach out to e-mail us. Light snacks provided.

9 p.m. Night Sky Viewing: A private nightsky viewing opportunity with Kevin Poe and other dark rangers.

Saturday, August 26

1 p.m. Guided Trail Ride: Book at canyonrides.com

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Swing Band in Lodge Auditorium: Come enjoy sounds of decades past!

Friday to Saturday

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Interviews: We will be offering opportunities for the park to record your memories of working at Bryce Canyon National Park at the High Plateaus Institute (formerly Bryce Museum).

Reservation or Registration: Yes

RSVP to janece_pollock@nps.gov or 435-834-4761. Please help us spread the word to anyone you may know! If booking lodging at Ruby’s Inn, use the reservation link for a special discounted rate. We may have additional lodging and event details by the time you RSVP, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as this historic event approaches.
Make Reservation or Register

Contact Information

Peter Densmore
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