Bryce Canyon

Seasonal changes are coming to Bryce Canyon National Park/Rebecca Latson file

Changes to campground operations, and other visitor operations, are coming to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah as a result of the end of summer, according to a report at National Parks Traveler.

The park’s Sunset Campground remains open for camping by reservation through Recreation.gov until Saturday, October 16th, when it will transition to first-come, first-served camping. Sunset Campground closes for the season on Monday, November 1, or earlier if overnight temperatures drop consistently below freezing.

North Campground is currently open for first-come, first-served camping. While Loop A will remain open year-round, the rest of North Campground and its Dump Station will close when overnight temperatures drop consistently below freezing, which typically occurs mid to late October.

The park visitor center and bookstore is currently open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will transition to fall hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 10. Winter hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. take effect on Sunday, November 7. The park and visitor center remain open year-round.

The Bryce Canyon Shuttle is currently operating from 8 a.m. until the final outbound bus departs the visitor center at 6:20 p.m. Shuttle service will continue in the park through Sunday, October 17. Modifications for visitor safety remain in place, including hourly bus sanitization and a mask requirement for all riders. Shuttle service will resume in April 2022.

Concession lodging and food services within the park will operate for most of the fall season. On Monday, November 1, the Lodge at Bryce Canyon will close for the winter at 11 a.m. Lodging within the park will remain available until the Sunset Hotel unit closes on Saturday, November 27. The General Store will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 28. These facilities will resume operations in the spring of 2022. Visit www.brycecanyonforever.com or call 877-386-4383 for park lodging rates and availability.

The final day for horseback and mule rides operated by Canyon Trail Rides will be Saturday, October 30 unless weather dictates an earlier closing. Canyon Trail Rides will resume operations on Sunday, May 1, 2022 or earlier if trail conditions permit. Visit www.canyonrides.com or call 435-679-8665 for more information.