Ranger Talks, Bryce Canyon National Park

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Ranger Led Talks

Want to learn a little more about the park you are in? The geology of the rocks, the wildlife, and the natural features of the park? Then join one of the ranger led talks throughout each season and let them share with you something you may not have seen on your own.

Organization: Bryce Canyon National Park
Date: 11/22/2014 update info
Time: 1:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Various Locations in Bryce Canyon National Park,UT
Phone: (435) 834-5322
Website: www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/outdooractivities.htm
Event Details:


Ever wonder why the rocks are red? Where we got the name hoodoo? What's a deer's favorite food? Well, you're not alone! The magic of Bryce Canyon sparks the imagination and wonder in park rangers as well as visitors. Spend a few minutes or a few hours with us as we share what we've learned about your national park. Ranger programs are a great way to expand your exploration of Bryce Canyon. They're free too!

Our summer schedule is packed! Check our Ranger Program board in the park's visitor center for current locations and times.   Interpretive program at Inspiration


When: Daily - Year-round

Where: Sunset Point

Duration: hr.

Hoodoos, ancient lakes and something called frost-wedging? Geologists have spent years studying the unique story of Bryce Canyon. Spend a half hour with a ranger as we discuss the current scientific explanation behind Bryce Canyon's unique geologic history. Check at the visitor center for current information. (No reservations are required for this activity.)  


When: Daily - Spring, Summer & Fall

Where: Sunset Point

Duration: 1 hrs. - 1 mile Roundtrip

Great views, fascinating plant and wildlife stories, a touch of geology, a smattering of cultural history - what more could you want? Join a park ranger for an overview of Bryce Canyon as you stroll along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater. (No reservations are required for this activity.) 


When: Almost Daily - Summer

Where: North Campground Picnic Area

Duration: 1 hr.

All of Bryce Canyon's ranger programs are family friendly, but these in particular are fun for kids and parents alike. Rangers present a wide range of programs appealing to a variety of interests. Check at the visitor center for program topic and age requirements. In person reservations required. Sign up at the visitor center. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


When: Nightly - Summer & Fall

Where: Varies

Duration: 1 hr.

Evening programs offer an in-depth look at some of the compelling stories and interesting resources that Bryce Canyon protects. Check at visitor center for topics, start times, and locations.

  • Free for visitors
  • Kids and adult related topics
  • Geology, birds and weather

Overview: Learn a little more about the park from a naturalist ranger. Topics range from birding to weather, to map questions, seasons and the geological formations of Bryce.

When: Daily talks are held year round. Check a park newsletter for exact times and topics

Where: Throughout Bryce Canyon National Park

Fees: All ranger led talks are free.

Details: Most ranger talks last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. Check at a visitor center for the current program schedule, time and locations. times typically vary between 8:30 am to 5pm when the evening programs start.

Past topics have included:
  • Geology Talk
  • Bringer of Life Giver of Death
  • Disasters; Natural and Unnatural
  • Wings on the Wind
  • Wilderness is for Everyone
  • Wacky Weather
  • and many more
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