Bryce Canyon National Park – Now an International Dark Sky Park

On August 13, 2019, Bryce Canyon National Park received certification as an International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) from the International Dark Sky Association and National Park Service. After over a decade of hard work, this certification comes at an opportune time as the park is celebrating 50 years of night sky outreach and support through their astronomy education programs.

About the Certification
The award-winning International Dark Sky Places Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and other areas around the

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Bryce Canyon Dark-Sky Party

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Come celebrate our recent Dark Sky Park Certification
August 31st 2019

Solar System on a String
2:30 PM & 4:00 PM

Visitor Center Plaza, 20-minute exploration of our Solar System’s scale

Solar Telescopes
2:00 PM & 5:30 PM

Visitor Center Plaza

Starlab Indoor Planetarium
1:30 PM & 3:30 PM

Bryce Lodge Auditorium, 15-minute Jr. Ranger Program every 30 minutes

Visitor Center Evening Program
7:00pm

Visitor Center Theater, “Life, Death, and Rebirth of Stars” – 30 minutes
Tickets required (pick up at Visitor Center desk same-day)
90 person limit

Bryce Lodge Evening Program
8:00pm

Bryce Lodge Auditorium, “A Briefer

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Top Summer Experiences in Bryce Canyon Country, Utah

What do you want to do this summer? If you’re planning a trip to Utah, you can check off some exciting activities from your bucket list in Garfield County. You might have heard about hiking in Bryce Canyon, but what else can you do in the area? A lot—a whole lot!

There are so many fun summer experiences in Utah—and the following eight are just a sample of what you can do. Snap some pictures of your adventures in Utah and

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7 sublime locations to shoot your wedding photos in Bryce Canyon Country

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Couples come to Bryce Canyon Country for its stunning, one-of-a-kind desert landscape to act as a backdrop for their eternal love. The picture-perfect stage, designed by nature, makes Bryce Canyon Country perfect for memorializing that special day.

There are many beautiful locations to choose from in Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest and the surrounding communities. Each place has its own particular charm. We found seven awe-inspiring locations in Bryce Canyon Country that will bring the

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2018 Christmas Bird Count at Bryce Canyon National Park

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The 2018 Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 29th at Bryce Canyon National Park.

The event is free, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. with hot drinks and pastries in the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center. Beginners will be paired with experienced birders, and groups will be provided with everything needed to conduct the count within the fifteen-mile radius assigned to the park. Following the morning bird count, a hot lunch and souvenir t-shirt will be provided back

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Morning sun shines on Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Bryce Canyon

Outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world take time to experience Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon has many activities that can give visitors a new view of the area no matter the season.

Popular activities that travelers participate in while visiting include hiking, biking, horseback riding, canyoneering and ATV riding. Below are summaries on each activity that can guide even the greatest outdoor enthusiast on a new adventure.

Hiking

Hiking in Bryce Canyon Country is limitless. Hikes of varying lengths, difficulties and

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