Events

2020 Fee Free Days



January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 18: First day of National Park Week

August 25: National Park Service Birthday

September 26: National Public Lands Day

November 11: Veterans Day

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Bryce Canyon Fall Shuttle Schedule

Effective Monday, September 30th, we begin our autumn schedule. Service will start at 8:00 AM each day and terminate earlier than during our summer schedule.

 

The last bus will leave the Shuttle Station each day at 5:30 PM. See the table below.

 

Effective Monday, September 30th

RED CANYON TRANSIT 2019LAST BUS
Sep 30-Oct 20
SHUTTLE STATION (departing TO the park)5:30 PM
RUBY’S INN, NORTHBOUND
BW BRYCE CANYON GRAND
RUBY’S INN, SOUTHBOUND5:34 PM
RUBY’S CAMPGROUND, SOUTHBOUND5:36 PM
FAIRYLAND, SOUTHBOUND
VISITOR CENTER, INBOUND5:42 PM
SUNSET CAMPGROUND, SOUTHBOUND5:46 PM
BRYCE POINT5:52 PM
INSPIRATION POINT5:59 AM
SUNSET CAMPGROUND, NORTHBOUND6:01 PM
SUNSET POINT6:04 PM
BRYCE CANYON LODGE6:08 PM
SUNRISE POINT6:11 PM
VISITOR CENTER, OUTBOUND (NORTH CG)6:15 PM
FAIRYLAND, NORTHBOUND
RUBY’S CAMPGROUND, NORTHBOUND6:19 PM
SHUTTLE STATION (terminus)

Buses will run approximately every 12 minutes.

 

 

The LAST DAY of the Visitor Transportation Service for 2019 is Sunday, October 20th.

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Dark Sky Celebration

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In celebration of our recent International Dark Sky certification*, we’re throwing a Dark-Sky Party!

All events are free, though some may require tickets (see below; available at Visitor Center front desk):

Solar System on a String @ Visitor Center: 2:30 PM & 4 PM 20-minute Solar System on a String Activities; meet on Visitor Center Plaza     

Solar Telescopes @ Visitor Center: 2 PM – 5:30 PM On-going, meet on Visitor Center Plaza     

Starlab Indoor Planetarium @ Lodge Auditorium: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM every half hour 15 minute Junior Ranger Starlab Programs 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30 at the Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium   

Visitor Center Evening Program: 7 PM “Life Death and Rebirth of Stars”,  30-minutes, 90 person limit; Tickets required: obtain at the Visitor Center Front Desk

Bryce Lodge Auditorium Evening Program: 8 PM “A Briefer History of Astronomy”,  45-minutes, 140 person limit; Tickets required: obtain at the Visitor Center Front Desk

Astro-Photography Hike 2 hours, 8:30  PM along Queens Garden Trail; 20 person limit; Tickets required: obtain at the Visitor Center Front Desk

Sunset Point Telescope Viewing and Constellation Tours: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM

*https://www.nps.gov/brca/learn/news/bryce-canyon-national-park-certified-as-an-international-dark-sky-park.htm

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Canyon 2 Canyon Bike Ride *Free Event*

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FREE EVENT!

 

Please join Bryce Canyon City and the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association in the second annual Canyon 2 Canyon Bike Ride. The Canyon 2 Canyon event is a Family Fun Bike ride. We are inviting the bikers to come and ride the trail and enjoy the beauty of the two canyons. Starting at Bryce Canyon’s Inspiration Point and ending in Red Canyon- 17 miles trail.

You don’t have your own bike? No worries, bikes are available to rent at the Sinclair Station

Registration will start at 6:50am on August 24, 2019 located on the grass area next to the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station at 165 South Main. Registration is FREE which includes a T-Shirt, Raffle Card, and prizes. If bikers would like to begin inside the park, park passes need to be purchased at the Bryce Canyon Shuttle during operating hours.

The bikers wanting to start at Inspiration Point will be shuttled into Bryce Canyon National Park by the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station. Ruby’s Inn will transport bikes to designated starting points. At registration, tags will be given to claim your bikes when delivered.

There will be three separate starting points. Bikers can choose the starting points depending on the riders ability and age.

  • Inspiration Point inside Bryce Canyon
  • Ruby’s Inn
  • Red Canyon

Beginning on Friday, August 23, 2019, Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn will be hosting a  “Movie in the Park” on the front lawn.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Festivities

  • 6:50AM Registration
  • 7:00AM First shuttle into Bryce Canyon. A shuttle will leave every 20 minutes
  • 12:00PM Last shuttle pick up in Red Canyon
  • 1:00PM Closing Ceremonies located at Shuttle Station
  • 8:30PM Balloon Glow located at the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station parking lot

Grand Prize in the raffle drawing will be a brand new Specialized Mens Pitch 27.5 mountain bike.

Along the bike path, many local businesses will have booths set up. If you stop, they will give you a sticker to place on your registration card. At the end of your ride, you will be given the same number of raffle tickets as you have stickers on your card. These raffle tickets can then be entered in the drawing for many different prizes.

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Bryce Canyon Shuttle Service Schedule

 

Red Canyon Transit announced today it will resume scheduled bus

service into and within Bryce Canyon National Park beginning  April 5th . The Bryce

Canyon Shuttle is free with a park pass or entrance permit. The early season service will operate

every 15-minutes starting at 8:00 AM at the shuttle station in Bryce Canyon City. The last bus of

the day will depart the shuttle station at 5:30 PM each day to go into the park, with the last

departure leaving the park from the visitor center each day at 6:15 PM.

The Rainbow Point Tour, a free tour to the southern end of the park two times a day, will begin

operation the same day, so long as demand and weather allow. (Reservations are required. Call

435-834- 5290 seven days in advance or less.)

Early season bus service will continue through May 10 th . Peak season service will begin May

10 th , with more frequent service and longer hours. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle will continue

through the season until October 20 th .

Like most national parks and monuments in the West, Bryce Canyon National Park has been

experiencing record visitation in recent years. The free shuttle service is provided by the park to

provide visitors an easy way to see the park, without the challenges associated with the limited

parking.

“Sometimes visitors spend more time hunting for parking than they do at the overlooks,” said

Brian Cambria, of Red Canyon Transit. “On some days, parking can fill up well before noon. We

encourage everyone to park at the shuttle station and ride the free bus. Our professional, friendly,

experienced drivers help visitors feel welcome and have more time to do the things they come

for.”

In 2016, Red Canyon Transit operated over 10,000 hours of bus service, and carried 627,000

passengers on 140,000 accident-free miles.

Red Canyon Transit, LLC, is a new Utah company made up of old timers from the Utah

passenger transportation industry. Combined, partners Steve Lewis, Ron Romer and Brian

Cambria have over 100 years of passenger transportation experience. They have brought a fleet

of eight new transit buses to the shuttle, operating with the cleanest diesel engines available

today. Red Canyon Transit staff – the best in the west – is made up of many veterans of the

Bryce Canyon Shuttle, some with experience going back to 2000, the first year of the shuttle.

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Ruby’s Inn 2019 BryceCon Board Game Convention

 

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Historic Ruby’s Inn is once again welcoming board game enthusiasts from across the country as it hosts the BryceCon game convention this January at Uta’s acclaimed Bryce Canyon National Park.

The event allows families and friends to gather and play their favorite modern and classic games while enjoying the dramatic scenery of Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

“BryceCon is like family game night on steroids,” said Lance Syrett, general manager of Ruby’s Inn. “The convention was an overwhelming success last year, and we are excited to continue the tradition next year- especially as we embark on celebrating our centennial milestone at Ruby’s Inn.”

In addition to family-owned Ruby’s Inn marking is 100th anniversary in 2016, the National Park Service is also celebrating its centennial throughout the year. Special events are being planned at Bryce Canyon and Ruby’s Inn to commemorate the combined achievements.

Taking place January 18-21, BryceCon mixes tabletop favorites with the newest board game creations. the three-day schedule includes round-the-clock open gaming and scheduled gaming featuring card games and various tournaments.

“This is a golden age for tabletop gaming,” said BryceCon organizer Gary Tanner. “BryceCon is quickly becoming one of the best multi-day destination gaming retreats for players of all skill levels.”

The 2019 convention will include a raffle, flea market and game-design contest that will challenge participants to create a playable tabletop game in just two days. The convention will also feature an upgraded library of more than 300 games and a beginner’s track to teach game strategies for popular games like Ticket to Ride, Dominion and Settlers of Catan.

“The goal of BryceCon is to bring families and communities together through sitting down and playing games,” Gary said. “Games have the ability to create new friendships and teach new skills, and that’s what this weekend is all about.”

The Family fun will continue outdoors with great opportunities for winter activities at Ruby’s Inn, including the resort’s picturesque ice-skating rink. Plus, entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park is free on Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“We constantly remind our guests that winter is one of the best times to visit Bryce Canyon,” said Jean Seiler, marketing director for Ruby’s Inn. “Families will be blown away when they experience all of the wintertime activities and see the hundreds of snow-capped hoodoos.”

Located just outside the gates of Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn provides the closest lodging to the park and a variety of onsite winter adventures, including snowshoeing, and ice-skating. skate rentals and rink admission will be free of charge for BryceCon participants.

BryceCon admission is $30 for adults and $20 for youth. Registration is available online at www.brycecon.com. During the convention, Ruby’s Inn will offer discounted room rates starting at $40 a night.

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New Years Eve Party

Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill

Monday, December 31, 2018

9:00PM- 12:30AM

Live DJ: Festival of Sounds

Prepay Prices: $4/person $15/Family

(Prepay at Ruby’s Inn or Bryce Canyon Grand hotel)

At the door: $5/ person $20/ Family

(No alcohol is allowed at the party)

The Cowboy Buffet and Steak Room will be open New Year’s Eve till 9:00 pm and will open at 8AM New Years Day!  Regular menu! Buffet all day!

Your Labor Day Weekend at Ruby’s Inn

Labor Day is coming up. Do you need 3-Day Weekend ideas? Bring your family and visit Ruby’s Inn for a mini vacation.

Day 1- Arrive at Ruby’s Inn- Friday

Book one of our HOT DEALS to get a discount on your rooms! Pay one night at regular price between August 19th and September 4th and get any additional nights (max 5 nights) at 30% off!  Limited time availability – book today!

Check-in time is 4pm. Check-in to your room and get comfortable. Enjoy an early dinner at the Cowboy Buffet and Steak Room. Enjoy a delicious Buffet meal or order a juicy 10 ounce prime rib off the menu. View the Menus here

Spend the rest of your evening relaxing at our Indoor Pool or Outdoor Pool. Towels are provided at the indoor pool only.

Outdoor pool is located at the Ruby’s RV Park and Campground open until 9PM (Seasonally).

Indoor pool is located inside Ruby’s Inn Main building open until 10PM.

Day 2- Explore Bryce Canyon- Saturday

Visit the Cowboy Buffet and Steak Room for the breakfast buffet or visit the Canyon Diner if you are looking for a quick breakfast option. Visit the Ruby’s Inn General Store and load up your water and snacks for a full day of hiking!

Take the Bryce Canyon Shuttle to Sunrise Point.

Here are our suggested hikes!

  • The Queen’s Garden Trail is a 1.8-mile trail that takes hikers along the bottom of the canyon providing up close access to the mysterious hoodoos found at Bryce. As the trail winds through the canyon, it meets up with the Navajo Loop. If hikers choose to continue on the new trail it will add an extra 1.3 miles to their adventure. Both trails are classified as moderate. Once the loop has been completed, a short walk along the Rim Trail will take hikers back to their vehicles.
  • The 8-mile Fairyland Loop Trail will take explores through a pink and cream colored wonderland worthy of “Alice.” The trail wonders past a forest of hoodoos speckled with the green of juniper trees and the ancient bristle cone pines trees. Sights along the trail include hoodoos with such names as the “Chinese Wall” and “Tower Bridge.” Once the trail has ended, there is a short walk along the Rim Trail back to the parking lot at the Fairyland Canyon Overview. This hike is classified as moderate, and as with all hiking adventures, be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks to keep from becoming dehydrated or too tired to complete the hike.

For more hiking information AND a printable map Visit our website!

After a long day of hiking, taking a pizza to your room. Call the Canyon Diner from your room phone for delicious Freshly Baked Piccadilly Pizza for take-out.

 

Day 3- Explore Ruby’s Inn- Sunday

Start your day by taking a horse ride through the Dixie National Forest to the rim of Bryce Canyon. If you’re looking for a scenic tour of the Bryce Canyon area, our 1 ½ hour ride takes in the Dixie National Forest and the rim of Water Canyon Amphitheater, the first canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park. Leaving the rim, you climb Bristlecone Pine Ridge with standing 1500 year old Bristlecone Pines. (One of the oldest living things on the North American Continent.) From this ridge you will also see Boat Mesa and Sinking Ship Peak, some of the higher points in Fairyland Amphitheater. This is a 4 ½ mile loop. Rides start at 8:30AM and 10:30AM. Book your Ride Now!

If you are not comfortable on the back of a horse, book a guided ATV ride. Short, yet exciting experience, our one-half hour, one hour and sunset ATV rides wind through ponderosa pine forests to the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. This guided tour will get your adrenaline pumping, but will also provide you with views of a pristine alpine landscape, Bryce Canyon Rim and fresh clean air. Book your ATV ride!

For lunch, pick up something quick inside the Ruby’s Inn General Store or get a delicious burger at Ruby’s Canyon Diner. For dessert, stop at Old Bryce Town for a scoop of ice cream.

 

If you are interested in a light hike, visit Mossey Cave! Located 3 miles east of Ruby’s Inn. Mossey Cave Trail is an easy 0.9 mile walk to a mysterious, watery oasis in this desert region. The trail offers a wonderful view of the canyon and ends at an alcove covered in moss created by the natural springs seeping through the sandstone. Let your kids play in the water to keep cool.

For dinner on your last night, visit Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill for a delicious chuck-wagon BBQ meal and live entertainment from our Bryce Canyon Wranglers.

Order your meals online before you get there to avoid long lines. Doors open at 7:00PM. Dinner starts at 7:30PM. Music starts at 8:00PM.

Enjoy your 3-day weekend with Ruby’s Inn.

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*Free Event* Canyon 2 Canyon Bike Ride

AUGUST 25, 2018

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Please join Bryce Canyon City and the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association in the second annual Canyon 2 Canyon Bike Ride. The Canyon 2 Canyon event is a Family Fun Bike ride. We are inviting the bikers to come and ride the trail and enjoy the beauty of the two canyons. Starting at Bryce Canyon’s Inspiration Point and ending in Red Canyon- 17 miles trail.

You don’t have your own bike? No worries, bikes are available to rent at the Sinclair Station

Registration will start at 6:50am on August 25, 2018 located on the grass area next to the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station at 165 South Main. Registration is FREE which includes a T-Shirt, Raffle Card, and prizes. If bikers would like to begin inside the park, park passes need to be purchased at the Bryce Canyon Shuttle during operating hours.

The bikers wanting to start at Inspiration Point will be shuttled into Bryce Canyon National Park by the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station. Ruby’s Inn will transport bikes to designated starting points. At registration, tags will be given to claim your bikes when delivered.

There will be three separate starting points. Bikers can choose the starting points depending on the riders ability and age.

  • Inspiration Point inside Bryce Canyon
  • Ruby’s Inn
  • Red Canyon

Beginning on Friday, August 24, 2018, Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn will be hosting a  “Movie in the Park” on the front lawn.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Festivities

  • 6:50AM Registration
  • 7:00AM to 11:00AM Shuttle into Bryce Canyon. A shuttle will leave every 20 minutes
  • 12:00PM Last shuttle pick up in Red Canyon
  • 12:30PM Prize drawing at Ruby’s Inn
  • 7:00PM Show and Shine Car Show at Ruby’s Inn
  • 8:30PM Balloon Glow located at the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station parking lotReserve your tickets!