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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

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So what does "Park Fully Open" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Bryce Canyon National Park is currently fully open. This means all operations are back to normal. This can mean there are still restrictions on social distancing, travel and/or masks. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Bryce Canyon National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Bryce Canyon National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 1, 2021
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Bryce Canyon National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Bryce Canyon National Park - News section for more.

  • Bryce Canyon To Burn Hand Piles Next Week

    January 6, 2022 | 1:08 pm

    Beginning Monday, January 10, park fire managers will begin the burning of 25 hand piles near North Campground. No closures will occur, and smoke should produce only minor localized impacts to air quality.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Campground and Fee Changes coming to Bryce Canyon in 2022

    November 26, 2021 | 10:12 am

    Planning to camp in Bryce Canyon National Park next year? Today the park announced upcoming changes to campground reservations, backcountry permits, and dump station fees. These changes will go into effect by January 1st, 2022 and are designed to improve park operations and visitor experience.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Join the 2021 Christmas Bird Count at Bryce Canyon National Park

    October 27, 2021 | 1:50 pm

    On Saturday, December 18th nature lovers and birders of all levels of experience will gather at Bryce Canyon National Park to participate in the world’s longest running citizen bird census. The National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, now in its 122nd year, is an annual event that brings together volunteers across the United States, South America, Canada, and distant Pacific islands, to assist scientists in assessing the health of bird populations.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bryce Canyon selected to host NASA event for James Webb Space Telescope Launch

    October 20, 2021 | 1:12 pm

    Bryce Canyon National Park has joined almost 500 sites across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA’s next great space science observatory. The park will offer a day of public programs to bring the excitement of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to park visitors.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Autumn Changes at Bryce Canyon National Park

    October 1, 2021 | 11:55 am

    With summer’s end, cooler overnight temperatures and shifting colors accompany annual changes to park operations. Here are upcoming adjustments to facility operating hours and important dates for park visitor services and concessions operations.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Proposed Air Tour Management Plan for Bryce Canyon National Park

    September 3, 2021 | 12:05 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking public feedback on a draft Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) that is being proposed for Bryce Canyon National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Proposed Fee Change at Bryce Canyon National Park

    August 6, 2021 | 4:25 pm

    Bryce Canyon National Park is requesting public comment on a proposal to increase backcountry camping permit fees beginning in 2022. All other fees will remain the same.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Jim Ireland selected as superintendent of Bryce Canyon National Park

    July 13, 2021 | 5:02 pm

    National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Mike Reynolds announced the selection of Jim Ireland as superintendent of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Ireland has almost 30 years of NPS experience and has served as the superintendent of Timpanogos Cave National Monument near Salt Lake City, Utah for almost 10 years. Ireland has most recently served as the acting superintendent of Bryce Canyon National Park since April 2021. He will assume the permanent role on July 18, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 2021 Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival Details Released

    May 13, 2021 | 5:33 pm

    There’s no place quite like Bryce Canyon by day, and no time like a new moon in June to enjoy it by night. The park is pleased to announce that its annual Astronomy Festival will resume this year and is scheduled from Wednesday, June 9th through Saturday, June 12th. As always, the festival is free with park admission, though those familiar with past festivals should anticipate numerous modifications in the interest of public health and safety.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bryce Canyon Superintendent Linda Mazzu to Retire

    April 22, 2021 | 5:55 pm

    After almost 39 years of federal service, Linda Mazzu, Superintendent at Bryce Canyon National Park, will retire on April 24th. Mazzu has been the superintendent at the park since March 10, 2017.

    Read more at nps.gov