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Bryce Canyon National Park News

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  • Bryce Canyon private horse reservations moving to Recreation.gov

    March 1, 2024 | 12:08 pm

    Beginning April 1, those planning to ride private stock within Bryce Canyon National Park will be able to make ride reservations online via Recreation.gov. This will replace the old system, by which reservations were made by calling or e-mailing designated park staff during regular business hours. Information on private ride reservations as well as wrangler-led horse and mule rides can be found at go.nps.gov/BryceHorse.

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  • Bryce Canyon National Park proposes moving private horse reservations to Recreation.gov

    December 1, 2023 | 12:25 pm

    Riding a horse or mule along the trails of Bryce Canyon National Park is an unforgettable and increasingly popular experience. To improve visitor service and trip planning, the park is proposing to manage private stock reservations online through Recreation.gov. This change would require riders bringing private stock into Bryce Canyon to pay a $1 processing fee per reservation. The park is seeking public comment on this proposed change until December 31, 2023.

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  • Campground and fee changes coming to Bryce Canyon

    November 28, 2023 | 2:04 pm

    Planning to camp in Bryce Canyon National Park next year? Today the park announced changes to its campground reservation system and fee structure. These changes are designed to improve both the visitor planning experience and campground operations.

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  • 2023 Autumn Changes at Bryce Canyon National Park

    October 20, 2023 | 10:55 am

    Along with cooler temperatures and changing colors, autumn also brings annual changes to services and operations at Bryce Canyon National Park.

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  • Show Bryce Canyon National Park some love on National Public Lands Day

    August 30, 2023 | 3:05 pm

    Since 1994, National Public Lands Day has mobilized volunteers on the fourth Saturday in September to celebrate and care for something we all share—our nation’s public lands. Bryce Canyon National Park invites the public to join rangers for a volunteer event on September 23, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Individuals, school groups, families and community organizations are all encouraged to participate. For more information and to sign up, please visit go.nps.gov/BrycePLD.

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  • Fatality at Bryce Canyon National Park

    August 26, 2023 | 3:36 pm

    Bryce Canyon National Park received a report at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 25 of a hiker, 64-year-old Jeanne Roblez Howell of Flagstaff, Arizona, who was overdue from a 2 p.m. hike on the Fairyland Loop trail. A search of the area was conducted in cooperation with the Garfield County Sheriff’s office and the Utah Department of Public Safety. The body of Ms. Howell was discovered at 1:30 a.m. on August 26 within Campbell Canyon, approximately a mile east of the Fairyland Loop. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Garfield County medical examiner.

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  • Celebrate art and inspiration at Bryce Canyon National Park

    August 18, 2023 | 11:08 am

    Come celebrate 100 years of Bryce Canyon beauty and inspiration with a day of art in the park on September 18. In celebration of the park’s centennial year, Bryce Canyon is hosting a plein air “paint out” and linocut printmaking workshop in collaboration with Escalante Canyons Art Festival.

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  • Proposed Changes to Campground and Full Moon Hike Reservations at Bryce Canyon National Park

    August 1, 2023 | 1:09 pm

    Bryce Canyon National Park is requesting public comment on three proposals to address discrepancies in campsite reservations and fees as well as access to full moon hike programs.

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  • 100 Years of Bryce Canyon, over 50 Million Years of Fossils

    July 7, 2023 | 11:46 am

    Bryce Canyon's centennial Geology Festival is scheduled for Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 and will include guided hikes, geology programs and interactive family-friendly booths. This year’s festival will also feature special evening programs from author and geologist Christa Sadler and park paleontology fellow Tut Tran exploring fossil discoveries within and around Bryce Canyon National Park. As always, the annual Geology Festival is free with park admission, though some programs may require free tickets to attend.

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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.

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