Bryce Canyon National Park Remains Open with Some Areas and Services Available

BRYCE, UT –During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Some park roads, lookouts and trails at Bryce Canyon National Park, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.


Due to a donation from the State of Utah, the Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center will remain open (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at least through December 29th, except for Christmas Day.  The General Store and Sunset Motel portion of the Bryce Canyon Lodge will also remain open during this time.  Both Sunrise and Sunset Points will remain accessible.  Inspiration and Bryce Points as well as points to the south will not be accessible.  North Campground will be closed effective Sunday, December 23rd.


Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.  All park programs have been canceled, including full moon hikes, geology talks and rim walks.


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