Bryce Canyon’s Geology Festival

Bryce Canyon’s 7th annual GeoFest is scheduled for Thursday July 15th, 16th and 17th, 2016.

Join park rangers for guided hikes, family-friendly geology programs, bus tours with a geologist, evening programs with special guest speakers, as well as exhibits and family oriented activities at the visitor center.

Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change – all events both days except as noted):

Bryce Canyon Geology Hikes: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, free ticket required)
Join a geologist for a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike in the amphitheater. Meet at the General Store and bring water.

Mossy Cave Hikes: 9 – 10:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, free ticket required)
Join a park geologist for an easy 1-mile round-trip hike at Mossy Cave Trail.

**Geology Bus Tours: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, reservations required)
Join a geologist for a 3.5 hr. roadside geology tour of Bryce Canyon

Exhibits, Information & Family Fun: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Visit booths and participate in family fun activities at the Visitor Center Plaza.

Geology Talks: 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Sunset Point Friday & Saturday

Rim Walk 5 – 6:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Join a geologist for a leisurely 1-mile round-trip along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater. Meet at Sunset Point.

Friday Evening Program: July 31st, 2015 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
Join Special Guest Dr. James Kirkland, Utah State Paleontologist as he examines one of the connections between birds and dinosaurs.

Saturday Evening Program: August 1st, 2015 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
Join Special Guest Dr. Jennifer Hargrave as she documents a fossil hunting expedition on James Ross Island, Antarctica.

Obtain free tickets, prior to Bryce Canyon Geology Hike and Mossy Cave Hike at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center.
**Reservations for the Geology bus Tour may be made by calling (435) 834 – 5290 or, in person, at the Shuttle Parking & Boarding Area in Bryce Canyon City.

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