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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.

  • 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


  • 2021 Spring Season Begins at Bryce Canyon National Park

    March 4, 2021 | 3:10 pm

    With Spring Break comes a perennial increase to park visitation. Facilities are beginning to reopen, hours are extending, and modified shuttle service will soon resume to best serve our visitors.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bryce Canyon National Park to Burn Debris Piles

    January 5, 2021 | 1:34 pm

    Officials at Bryce Canyon National Park announced today that the burning of debris piles created from fuel reduction treatment projects at Rainbow Point and an area west of the Bryce Lodge known as the Mixing Circle is expected to begin this week. Pile burning will begin first at Rainbow Point, located 17 miles from the park’s Visitor Center at the southern end of the main park road. A one-day closure of the Bristlecone Loop Trail is expected. No other park closures are planned.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Winter Operations at Bryce Canyon National Park

    November 18, 2020 | 12:09 pm

    The first signs of winter have arrived here at 8,000 feet. As days grow shorter, snowstorms blanket the hoodoos, and temperatures fall below freezing, park and concessionaire operations have begun making seasonal changes.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person Located at Bryce Canyon National Park

    October 23, 2020 | 7:48 pm

    Shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd 2020 missing person Mark Langenbach was located by Search and Rescue crews along the Under-the-Rim trail near Yellow Creek. A helicopter crew transported him to the Visitor Center area for a medical assessment and to be reunited with his family.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person at Bryce Canyon National Park

    October 23, 2020 | 9:55 am

    Bryce Canyon National Park requests your assistance in locating Mark Langenbach. If you have any information regarding this individual, please contact Garfield County Sheriff at (435) 676-2678.

    Read more at nps.gov