Utah prepares for a prolonged government shutdown

Fresh snow in Bryce Canyon National Park

As the government shutdown continues into its fourth week, Utah officials stated that the state is in “decent” shape but won’t be able to help keep federal programs open long term. In a statement released to the Deseret News on Monday, Kristen Cox, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget stated, “We are not in position to … Read More

NPS Releases Statement on Protecting National Parks

Best hikes for the sunset at Bryce Canyon

In a statement released on Sunday, January 6, the National Park Service stated it is taking the step of dipping into entrance fees to help pay for staffing at highly visited parks as the partial government shutdown continues.  Deputy Director of the National Park Service, P. Daniel Smith, stated that the money taken would be used to help bring in … Read More

Southern Utah Tourism Summit set for 2019

Southern Utah Tourism Summit 2019

In an effort to help gather those working in and involved in everything tourism related in Southern Utah, the 2nd annual Southern Utah Tourism Summit is set to take place in Cedar City Utah on March 28 & 29. This year’s focus for the summit is to provide an opportunity for those in the tourism industry to collaborate and build … Read More

Funding for National Parks from the State of Utah to end on Dec. 31

Bryce Canyon National Park sign

Funding to keep three National Parks open during the federal government shutdown will end on December 31st. According to a report released by FOX 13 Thursday morning, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen stated that the current daily spend by the state to keep Bryce, Zion and Arches National parks is roughly $10,000. These funds are being used to keep custodial … Read More

Ring in the New Year at Bryce Canyon

New Year celebration at Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon

The Holiday Season is finally here! With it comes the hustle and bustle of getting everything crossed off of those to-do lists and wish lists. Towns feel more crowded as the New Year approaches. While the city life might be increasing this holiday season, the calm of Bryce Canyon offers an amazing escape from it all. Winter time in Bryce … Read More

Winter in Bryce

Fresh snow in Bryce Canyon National Park

Winter in Bryce No crowds, beautiful scenery, and exciting winter activities, Bryce Canyon has everything winter travelers could ask for. While visiting Bryce Canyon in winter, guests will find that the weather is manageable, especially if they are prepared for the climate, and there are many exciting winter activities to enjoy. Rather than feeling the need to take vacation time … Read More

October Calendar

Bryce Canyon in October

Bryce October Calendar Here’s what’s happening in Bryce for the month of October. Please check in at the visitors center for up-to-date information on events happening within the park. Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill Dinner and a show, check dates for availability, Bryce Canyon City Wednesday, October 3: 11:00 am Hoodoo Geology Bryce Canyon 12:30 pm Grand Staircase Bryce Canyon 1:00 … Read More

Bears in Bryce Canyon – 25 Things to Know

what to do when you see a bear in Bryce Canyon

Let’s Talk Bears The following article is about bears in Utah. If you are adventuring, hiking or camping in Utah, please read the following section. The listed points made in this article will educate you and give you life-saving tips concerning bear encounters in Utah. Most of the information we gathered from nps.gov web pages and other pages on the … Read More

Riggs Fire burning near Bryce Canyon National Park

Riggs fire near Bryce Canyon National Park

Firefighters discovered a fire near the south end of Bryce Canyon National Park on land being managed by the Dixie National Forest on August 25th. The fire was determined to have been ignited by lightning during a thunderstorm in the area. As of September 5th, the fire measures 42 acres in size, 34.5 acres in the Dixie National Forest and … Read More

September in Bryce

September weather in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Calendar Here’s what’s happening in Bryce for the month of September. Please check in at the visitors center for up-to-date information on events happening within the park. Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill Dinner and a show, check dates for availability, Bryce Canyon City Wednesday, September 5: 10:30 am Bristlecone Hike Bryce Canyon 11:00 am Hoodoo Geology Bryce Canyon 12:30 pm … Read More