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Utah State Parks in Bryce Canyon Region

Experience southern Utah’s diverse geologic and cultural history by visiting Bryce Canyon Country’s three state parks. Enjoy the views as you travel along beautiful Scenic Byway 12 from park to park.KODACHROME BASIN STATE PARKStart your state park journey near at Kodachrome Basin State Park, the closest park to Bryce Canyon National Park. The scenic state park is best known for 67 towering sand pipes that grace the southern Utah landscape as high as 170 feet above ground. The colorful monoliths,

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Notorious Outlaws of Bryce Canyon Country

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Cattle rustling, bank heists, train robberies…temptations were irresistible for some of the more unsavory characters who roamed the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century. Blazing the Outlaw Trail from Montana to Mexico, outlaws such as Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch gang often hid out in Utah’s intricate maze of canyons. This lawless bunch was often aided by locals who provided food, supplies, and horses—along with plenty of misinformation to local law enforcement.

Outlaws roamed the

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Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin – A Secret Magical Place

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Best known for the 67 unique sand pipes that accent the breathtaking desert landscape, Kodachrome Basin Park has a well-deserved reputation as a photographer’s paradise. In fact, the multicolored sandstone monoliths, nestled beneath southern Utah’s brilliant blue skies, inspired National Geographic Society photographers to nickname the area Kodachrome Flat (after Kodak’s then-newest film) during a 1948 photography expedition. Kodachrome Basin, located about 20 miles southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park, awes thousands of visitors each year with its other-worldly landscape,

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Devils Garden: A Natural Playground

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Welcome to Devils Garden, a natural playground located in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument about 17 miles southeast of Escalante. This surreal high desert landscape is accented by natural sandstone arches, hoodoos and monoliths colorfully sculpted over 170 million years by wind, ice, and thermal erosion. Distinct layers of red and white sandstone, blended with erosion-resistant caprock, create some of the area’s most notable rock formations such as Metate Arch, Mano Arch, Gnome Rock, the Marching Trolls, and the Four

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Fall ATV Adventures

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Fall ATV Riding in Bryce Canyon Country

There are miles and miles of ATV trails throughout Bryce Canyon Country, running through Dixie National Forest and within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, over impressive terrain with incredible views. With the leaves beginning to change in the high-country here are three great ATV trails in the Panguitch area to whet your whistle. 

Yankee Meadows Ride

Overview: Yankee Meadows Ride follows the South Shore of Panguitch Lake, leading to Clear Creek Road and the Yankee Reservoir Overlook.

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Red Painted Faces – Bryce Native American Lore

 

Bryce Canyon’s Native American history is as colorful and intriguing as the pinnacles and hoodoos that create the dramatic landscape. From Paleo-Indians to Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and Fremont Peoples, to the Paiute Indians, there have been known human inhabitants the Bryce Canyon region for at least 10,000 years.

 

These pictographs are considered by some to have been created within the last 100 – 200 years. Much of the rock art in this region is 600 – 2000+ years old.

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Utah Liquor Laws – Bryce Canyon Region

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It’s no secret that the Beehive State has some more strict drinking laws.  Let’s take a look at the facts.

Dining in Bryce Canyon Country.

Can I drink alcoholic beverages in Utah?  Yes, you can imbibe! Although Utah’s drinking laws are strictly regulated by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), it’s a lot easier to get a drink than it used to be—even on a Sunday in Bryce Canyon Country.

Proof of Age: Utah’s liquor laws apply to residents and visitors. Like

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Fall Colors in Bryce Canyon Country

Begin planning now to visit Bryce Canyon Country in the fall. 

During the fall season, this region becomes a kaleidoscope of color as quaking aspens, cottonwoods, and majestic oaks display brilliant shades of gold, red, and orange. Although “color season” begins in early to mid-September, seeing peak fall foliage depends on you are in Bryce Canyon Country. Elevations range from 4,000 to over 11,000 feet, so the higher you go the sooner you’ll see leaves changing color. Boulder Mountain and Panguitch Lake

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Visitors – Bryce Canyon Country

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Bryce Canyon’s spectacular red rock landscape beckons visitors from around the world. In fact, Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and Capitol Reef National Park are located right here in Bryce Canyon Country, and were recently listed among the top ten attractions in Utah.

Three women relax on the rim, taking in the views at Bryce Canyon.

About 40% of Bryce Canyon National Park’s visitors come from abroad to experience the colorful majestic red rock hoodoos that

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August Events – Bryce Canyon Country

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There’s always something exciting going on in Bryce Canyon Country. Here’s some of the upcoming events for August, 2014. August 4-10. – The 2014 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo takes place with action-packed with rodeo events, live music, a demolition derby, a car show, livestock shows and more, this is one county fair you don’t want to miss!

Rodeo events in Bryce Canyon Country draw great numbers of spectators.

August 8-9 – High School Rodeo

August 16: Demolition Derby

August 20-23: This event draws

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