National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
PO Box 640201
Bryce , Utah 84764
435 834-5322 phone
435 834-4704 fax
Bryce Canyon National Park News Release
April 14, 2010
For Immediate Release
Dan Ng (435) 834‐4740, 11‐07
National Parks Will Waive Entrance Fees During National Park Week
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced free admission to all National Park Service
sites, including Bryce Canyon National Park, from April 16 through April 24 to help celebrate
National Park Week. National Park Week provides an opportunity to engage families and
communities in America’s Great Outdoors, reconnecting them with nature and creating
opportunities for people to get outside, be active, and have fun.
This year’s theme is “Healthy Parks, Healthy People.” “Parks are a great untapped resource in
fostering health and wellness across the U.S.,” said NPS Director Jon Jarvis. “Our national parks
have always been loved for their symbolism and scenery, but we aim to increase the awareness
of all parks as places for exercise and healthy living.” National parks will have free admission
during National Park Week, April 16 to 24. This fee waiver does not include camping and special
Bryce Canyon National Park is renowned for its spectacular geology and colorful rock
formations. For information check at the park’s visitor center, opened daily from 8:00 am to
6:00 pm. Here you can obtain information on hiking, trail conditions and ranger programs. You
can also purchase books, watch an orientation video and explore the museum. The Lodge at
Bryce Canyon, restaurant, gift shop, general store, showers and laundry are open for the
season. North Campground is also open. Canyon Trail Rides offers guided horse trips into the
canyon. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle begins service on May 6th.
Park rangers will be presenting daily geology talks at Sunset Point and evening programs at the
lodge. Full moon hikes (reservations required) are offered on the nights of April 16th and 17th
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and night sky programs on Saturdays. To celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, a special ranger
program “Beautiful Nature” will be presented at the lodge at 8:00 pm. In addition, the Bryce
Canyon Natural History Association will be offering discounts on selected sales items in the
visitor center during National Park Week.
Day hiking trails are open, but are snow‐covered, icy and muddy. Hiking boots or snowboots
with traction devices, as well as hiking poles, are highly recommended. Visitors are reminded
to prepare for winter driving conditions, high elevation and to dress warmly for the cool
temperatures and snow.
Due to rock slides and hazardous trail conditions, the Navajo Loop and Wall Street are
temporarily closed for visitor safety. Assessments will be made weekly to determine when the
trail can be safely reopened. Visitors can hike down into the hoodoos and canyon along the
Queens Garden Trail.
For more information, please visit the park’s website at: www.nps.gov/brca or call 435‐834‐
Free days at Bryce Canyon National Park
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