2016 Bryce Canyon Free Entry Days

For Immediate Release
Kathleen Gonder (435) 834-4741

Free Entry to Bryce Canyon National Park – January 18th

BRYCE, UT – Bryce Canyon National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees on Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. No matter how you choose to enter the park – by car, RV, ski, or snowshoe – the entrance fee to the park will be waived next Monday for all recreational visits.

The NPS is waiving entrance fees for a total of fifteen days in 2016 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical and cultural sites national parks have to offer as well as celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service. Additional information can also be obtained by visiting the park’s website at www.nps.gov/brca or by calling the park’s main information line at (435)834-5322.
Fee free dates for 2016 are:
• April 16 – 24th for National Park Week
• August 25 – 28th for the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday
• September 24th for National Public Lands Day
• November 11th in honor of Veterans Day

Sunrise Point, photo by Brian Roanhorse – NPS

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.

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Bryce Canyon Rim Run & Walk

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Come join us for the 29th annual Bryce Canyon Rim Run. This is a 5 mile Run/walk that follows the rim of Bryce Canyon. This is the perfect place to be in August!

Race fees are only $25 if paid before Aug. 26th. Registration is $30 after that. All registered runners will receive a cowboy lunch, a ticket to the Bryce Country rodeo, a t-shirt, and entry into the prize drawing

REGISTER HERE

Did you run last year? See the results from 2015 HERE

Visit the Bryce Canyon Rim Run & Walk Webpage

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Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Register today!

Early Registration is now open! You can also register for the 5K and Color Me Fun Race at the link above.

The Half Marathon and the 5K are both on Saturday July 9, 2016. The Color Me Fun Race and all Registrations are Friday July 8, 2016.

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

$3,000 in cash prizes will be divided between the top 5 overall male and female runners.

 

The Half Marathon starts at Ruby’s Inn on Hwy 63, Bryce (elev. 7,652 ft.). The course heads north, then turns east onto National Scenic Byway 12. The route descends through Bryce Canyon National Park, through the town of Tropic, and ends in Cannonville (elev. 5,800ft.)

 

The Half Marathon Race starts at 6:00 am – Saturday July 9, 2016. Runners must finish by 9:00am.

Pricing Schedule

The sooner you register, the more money you save.

Time Frame                    Bib Cost

Dec 15 to Feb 15              $40

Feb 16 to Mar 15              $45

Mar 15 to Jun 30              $50

Jul 1 to Jul 9                    $60

 

Bib Numbers Issued July 8, 2016

 

Included with Your Registration

  • Finisher’s Medal awarded at the finish line in the runner’s corral at Cannonville Park.

Starts at 6:00 AM, Finish by 9:00 AM. Those who cannot finish by 9:00 can board the shuttle so that Highway 12 can open both lanes of traffic. (Move to runner information section)

  • Runner’s shirt specifically designed new each year with the lastest fabric
  • Runner’s Corral is stocked with fruit, bagels, water, and chocolate milk
  • Disposable timer on the runner’s bib, timed thru Strideracing
  • 8 Water Stations located thru the Half Marathon course, 1 water station for the 5k
  • Porta-Potty Access at most water stations, and other spots along the raceway. Porta-Potty stations at the finish line

*For more information and to register, please Visit this website today!

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Bryce Canyon Geology Festival

Click Here for the schedule of events!

 

Bryce Canyon National Park – News Release

 

June 30, 2016       15-8

For Immediate Release

Kathleen Gonder,  435-834-4740

 

“Dawn of Modern Mammals”

 

10th Annual Geology Festival – Centennial Event

July 15 & 16, 2016

 

BRYCE, UT – Bryce Canyon National Park invites you to join them for the 10th Annual Geology Festival July 15-16, 2016.  This year’s theme is “Exploring the Eocene Epoch: Dawn of Modern Mammals”, which is the time when the rocks of Bryce Canyon were forming.  Join guest speaker, Dr. L. Greer Price of the New Mexico Geological Survey as he presents “Earth Sciences for the 21st Century: Where we’ve been and where we’re going”.  Please join us for two days of fun family activities learning about geology of Utah’s public lands and how Bryce Canyon National Park was formed and why it is not a ‘real canyon’.

 

Enjoy guided hikes, geology presentations and demonstrations, children activities, and rock and fossil displays.  The Visitor Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with activities on the patio from 9 to 3:00 p.m. daily.  The evening program at the Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a preshow showcasing the 59 national parks.

 

We extend a special thanks to our many partners for participating in this centennial event. For a complete schedule of the daily events, go to the park website at www.nps.gov/brca/annual-geology-festival.htm, and download the Geology Festival brochure, or call 435-834-5322.  Brochures will also be available each day at the Visitor Center and Shuttle Stations located in Bryce Canyon City.

 

About the National Park Service:  More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 411 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.  Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.

 

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