Lightning is a Hazard That Has Been Responsible For Deaths and Injuries in the Park
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BEING CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN A THUNDERSTORM
Head To Safety Early
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors
If you hear a clap of thunder, a thunderstorm is within 10 miles (16 km). Do not wait;this is Mother Nature warning you that you need to IMMEDIATELY SEEK SHELTER such as...
Wait Thirty Minutes
DO NOT go back outside until at least 30 minutes after last hearing thunder.
Not Safe Locations
If you can't get to a safe location, avoid the most dangerous places and activities.
There is no substitute for getting to a safe place.
If someone is injured or unresponsive CALL 9-1-1. Provide the most accurate location information you can.
Don't Get Zapped!
Visit our Don't Get Zapped web page and then take the quiz to see if you know how to be safe about lightning at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Last updated: December 19, 2022