Bryce Canyon National Park News
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Burrow on over to Bryce Canyon for Utah Prairie Dog Day
April 21, 2023 | 8:04 am
No celebration of Bryce Canyon’s centennial year would be complete without a special day for one of its keystone species. Utah Prairie Dog Day will return on Thursday, May 11 and feature ranger-led prairie dog viewing, family-friendly activity booths and a special keynote presentation by Keith Day, former Sensitive Species Biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The event is free with park admission. For a detailed schedule, please visit go.nps.gov/UtahPrairieDogDay.
Spring Forward into Bryce Canyon’s Centennial Year
March 20, 2023 | 9:46 am
With around 30 inches of snow on the ground, it may not yet look like spring at Bryce Canyon. Nevertheless, the park is busy with preparations to reopen seasonal facilities, extend hours, and resume shuttle service. No advance reservations are required to enter Bryce Canyon at any time this year, but we encourage planning ahead for the best experience during the park’s centennial year.
Need a paid summer internship? Apply at Zion, Pipe Spring, Cedar Breaks, and Bryce Canyon!
March 3, 2023 | 10:05 am
Looking a summer job in some of the most beautiful and historic places In Utah? Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments are partnering with the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) to host paid internships this summer. Apply as soon as possible to be considered.
Utah Prairie Dog Day Returns to Bryce Canyon on May 11
February 24, 2023 | 9:22 am
No celebration of Bryce Canyon’s centennial year would be complete without a special day for one of its keystone species. Utah Prairie Dog Day will return on Thursday, May 11 and feature ranger-led prairie dog viewing, family-friendly activity booths, and a special keynote presentation. For a detailed schedule of events, please visit go.nps.gov/UtahPrairieDogDay.
Celebrate a Century of Wonder at Bryce Canyon National Park
February 9, 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.