Check the Alerts above for current road conditions and closure messages. For road conditions outside the park, visit https://www.udottraffic.utah.gov/
The road is fully open to Rainbow Point (Mile 18 of 18).
Winter Road Closures
Following snowstorms, the main park road closes temporarily at mile marker 3 to allow snow plow crews to clear snow from the higher elevations of the park's scenic southern drive. Closures typically last a day or more, depending on snowstorm durations. Along the first three miles of the main road, the Bryce Amphitheater area (which includes Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point) is the first area to be plowed, so it remains accessible even during temporary closures of the scenic southern drive.
Temporary Trail Closures in Effect
Backcountry Under-the-Rim Trail Damage and Hiker Advisory
Due to deteriorated trail conditions, those hiking the Under-the-Rim trail must understand that they do so at their own risk. Strong wayfinding skills are a must, and responses to emergency situations may be difficult and delayed.
Lighting or maintaining a fire is prohibited in all areas except:
When conditions of high wildfire dangers are reached within the park, additional fire and smoking prohibitions may be in place. While the public will be notified when such restrictions exist, this may occur without prior public notice.
Lightning is a year-round possibility, but it's most common (and most dangerous!) during summer thunderstorms in July and August. .
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Latest COVID-19 Update
Garfield County, which includes Bryce Canyon National Park, is in LOW community level transmission. Therefore, wearing a mask in federal buildings at Bryce Canyon National Park is optional.
Last updated: September 8, 2023