Autumn in Bryce Canyon National Park

This fall should bring cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, beautiful colors, and different construction projects.

Construction Projects:

  • Safety improvements along Utah SR-12 between mile markers 14-16 and near Mossy Cave will be on-going this fall. These improvements are intended to stabilize road surfaces and increase visitor safety in these areas. Construction will likely continue through the fall season and traffic delays of 10 to 15 minutes should be expected for both east and westbound traffic. (Shared from the Bryce Canyon National Park)


Visitor Center and Bookstore Hours after September 27th: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Visitor Center and Bookstore Hours after November 8th: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 26th and Friday, December 25th are the only days that the park’s Visitor Center and Bookstore will be closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

Bryce Canyon National Park is open year round!


The Bryce Canyon Shuttle is currently operating from 8:00 a.m. until the final outbound bus departs the Visitor Center leaving the park at 8:10 p.m.

The shuttle will transition to its Fall season schedule on Sunday, September 27th, providing service from 8:00 a.m.- 6:15 p.m.

The last day of the Bryce Canyon Shuttle will be Sunday, October 18th. Modifications for visitor safety remain in place.


We hope visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park will enjoy their fall experience. Additional information on modifications to park operations can be obtained at and clicking on the park’s COVID-19 Alert or by calling the park’s information line at (435) 834-5322.




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