Bryce Canyon National Park News
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Celebrate a Century of Wonder at Bryce Canyon National Park
February 6, 2023 | 2:13 pm
A cave without a ceiling, red rocks standing like men, nature’s most delicate jewel—Bryce Canyon National Park has been described as many things, and this year we’ll add “100 years old” to that list. To celebrate this historic milestone, the park and its partners are inviting the public to enjoy a year of special programs and events.
Bryce Canyon National Park to Burn Debris Piles
January 4, 2023 | 8:59 am
Officials at Bryce Canyon National Park announced today that the burning of debris piles created from fuel reduction treatment projects within the Lodge Historic District and near Fairyland Point are expected to begin this week. Pile burning will begin first around the Lodge Historic District, located 2 miles from the park’s Visitor Center. No park closures are planned.
Bryce Canyon Backcountry Permits Moving to Recreation.gov
November 1, 2022 | 2:35 pm
Beginning December 1st, overnight visitors to Bryce Canyon’s backcountry areas will be able to reserve permits for peak season trips up to three months in advance using the website Recreation.gov. This will replace the old system, by which permits were only issued in-person, up to 48 hours in advance. This change will help standardize Bryce Canyon’s reservation processes and add convenience and predictability to visitors’ permitting experience.
Bryce Canyon National Park Air Tour Management Plan Completed
October 18, 2022 | 11:46 am
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed an air tour management plan for Bryce Canyon National Park on October 18th, 2022. The plan establishes measures to protect park resources including natural resources, preservation of wilderness character, and visitor experience.
Autumn 2022 Changes at Bryce Canyon National Park
October 13, 2022 | 1:10 pm
October not only brings cooler temperatures and changing colors to the Paunsaugunt plateau, but also annual changes to services and operations at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Phased Temporary Closure of Campground Loops this October
October 6, 2022 | 10:28 am
To allow for the removal of tree-related hazards (such as dead limbs and standing trees at risk of falling) a phased closing of individual loops in both Sunset and North Campgrounds will occur between Monday, October 10th and Friday, October 21st. Loop closures will include closures to pedestrian traffic.
Bryce Canyon National Park Selected as 2022 Leave No Trace Hot Spot
August 5, 2022 | 5:34 pm
With the park's centennial year approaching in 2023, staff at Bryce Canyon National Park have been looking for opportunities not only to celebrate Bryce Canyon’s past but also the challenges and opportunities of its future. As a part of that effort, the park’s Mossy Cave Trail was nominated and chosen as a 2022 Hot Spot by the Leave No Trace organization.
New Music Inspired by Bryce Canyon to Debut at Free Concert
June 16, 2022 | 2:09 pm
Bryce Canyon National Park invites you to enjoy an evening with Grand Valley State University’s New Music Ensemble. A concert featuring an original composition inspired by Bryce Canyon will be held at the North Campground Outdoor Theater on Sunday, July 10th at 7 p.m. This event is free with park admission, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.
Bryce Canyon Announces Changes to Private Horse Ride Rules
May 4, 2022 | 4:48 pm
Effectively immediately, Bryce Canyon National Park announced changes to its private horse use reservation system. This change comes as a result of increasing private horse use and in response to health and safety concerns raised by Garfield County officials about conflicts between concessioner and private horse groups on steep, narrow trails.
Bryce Canyon Summer Construction Schedule Announced
April 15, 2022 | 9:38 am
Hoodoos, potholes and cracking pavement—the power of frost wedging shapes Bryce Canyon National Park in a variety of ways. To help preserve and improve existing pavement, the park is planning a variety of entrance fee-funded projects this summer. Minimal impact to visitor experience is expected for most of these projects, though some traffic delays and detours will occur.