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Night Skies

Enjoy the Dark Sky while visiting Bryce Canyon Lodge! (But bring a headlamp or flashlight)

While most visitors consider sunset as the end of their day in the park, those who depart before dark miss out on an incredible show: the starry night skies of Bryce Canyon National Park. Stick around after dark and see the night sky in a way you may have never seen it before.

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is responsible for protecting park resources, including the night sky. Light pollution—excessive and unnecessary artificial light at night—would diminish the views of the stars and impair the habitat of nocturnal wildlife.

To help reduce this problem The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is developing a light management plan to replace lights with Dark Sky compliant bulbs. The lights will have “warm white” LED lamps, which are easier on the eyes and better for wildlife. These dark sky-friendly lighting features will enable the lodge to balance the convenience and safety of visitors with the preservation of natural resources.

Outdoor lighting at Bryce Canyon Lodge is minimal, and most areas are dark at night. If you think you may be outdoors on the grounds after sunset—make sure to bring a light, allowing about 10 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. Hint: A red light will help preserve your night vision for maximum enjoyment of the view.

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