BRYCE, Utah – Bryce Canyon National Park has recently begun construction to address aging asphalt, reclaim natural areas impacted by social trails, and improve accessibility in the area of Sunset Point. The project, begun on July 31st, will likely continue into Spring of 2018, with actual progress dependent on weather conditions.
Access to Sunset Point and the Navajo Loop Trail will be maintained throughout the duration of the project, however short term delays and detours will occur. Areas under construction will include the Sunset Point parking lot, access trails leading from the parking lot to the canyon rim, portions of the Rim Trail, and Sunset Point overlook. To mitigate these impacts, visitors are encouraged to ride the free Bryce Canyon Shuttle when exploring the main amphitheater. Parking at Sunrise Point and travelling to Sunset Point along the Rim Trail is also recommended to reduce congestion.
Thanks to the contributions of your fee dollars, this area of Sunset Point will reach full compliance with outdoor accessibility guidelines of the American Barriers Act, ensure visitor safety along trails and walkways, and protect the park’s unique resources while providing the best possible experience for all.