The park Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM until April 6, 2013. On Sunday, April 7th the hours will change to 8:00 AM to 6 PM and extending to 8:00 PM on May 5th through the rest of the summer.
The Bryce Canyon Lodge, restaurant, gift shop, general store and public showers/laundry will open for the season on Friday, March 29th. For further information about the Lodge facilities visit www.brycecanyonforever.com. Canyon Trail Rides will begin offering the 2-hour horseback rides on Friday, March 29th, weather permitting. The 4-hour rides will begin in late April or the first of May. For further information about horse ride operations please visitwww.canyonrides.com.
Fairyland and Paria View roads remain unplowed and closed to vehicle traffic until the remaining snow melts and will open later in the spring. All other park roads and viewpoints are open, though the main road to Rainbow Point may be temporarily closed due to spring snowstorms. Visitors are reminded to prepare for colder conditions and to dress warmly for the high elevation.
Day hiking trails are open, but have ice and mud patches in some areas. Hiking boots or snow boots with traction devices, as well as hiking poles, are highly recommended. The Wall Street side of the Navajo Loop Trail is closed during the winter and will open later in the spring.
Daily geology talks and hikes are conducted by park rangers, please stop in the Visitor Center for times and locations. Evening and night sky programs are currently offered on Saturdays at the Visitor Center auditorium. Full summer programs will begin in late April, please visit the parks website for schedule updates.
For more information, please visit the park’s website at: www.nps.gov/brca or call 435-834-5322.