Where to hike in Garfield County

July 29, 2016

Categories: News

You read our hiking guide for best practices and tips on getting the most out of your next hike, now it’s time to choose your course! Garfield County is full of gorgeous landscapes, fascinating wildlife and challenging terrain. We’ve pulled together some of the top spots for hiking in the area. Enjoy!

Calf Creek Falls

Hike to a secluded waterfall just upstream from Lower Calf Creek, a true natural gem. Lower Calf Creek Falls is a short, two-mile hike roundtrip, just

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Celebrate 100 Years of National Parks!

July 20, 2016

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This year marks the 100th year of National Park Service.To celebrate, we created this infographic showing the Top 7 states with the most National Parks. 

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5 Summer Adventures in Garfield County

June 22, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon Camping Fishing Hiking Night Skies Slot Canyons

Discover the Ticaboo Adventure Center

Ticaboo is offering a series of new guided hikes, tours and other excursions out of the new Adventure Center from the Ticaboo Resort. Follow the footsteps of a local legend while exploring Ticaboo Canyon on the Cass Hite Sojourn. Travelers now have the chance to take part in the Sojourn which started taking tours in early June.

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Camp in Dixie National Forest

With numerous camping sites throughout Dixie National Forest, you are sure to find the perfect spot.

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The Most Scenic Utah Drives are in Garfield County

May 25, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon

The most beautiful and breathtaking scenic drives in Utah wind their way through picturesque Garfield County. You won’t find anything quite like the vistas and scenery these beautiful byways have to offer.

Scenic Byway 12— Utah’s All-American Road

Utah’s picturesque Scenic Byway 12 was rated among the top 10 scenic byways in America by Car and Driver Magazine. This unique route winds through slick rock canyons, red rock cliffs, pine forests, alpine mountains, a number of national and state parks and quaint rural towns.

You’ll

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A Hiking Guide for Garfield County

May 2, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon

Garfield County is full of beautiful hikes and incredible, scenic views. The best part about this area is that there is something for everyone: no matter what your experience level is, there is a hike in Garfield County perfectly suited for you. Below is a list of five ways to get the most out of your next hiking adventure.

1. Wear comfortable clothes

You don’t want uncomfortable shoes or heavy clothes on a sunny day to keep you from enjoying a

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Weird things you never knew about Bryce Canyon National Park: Part 5

April 5, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park isn’t a canyon at all

Despite what the name may suggest, Bryce Canyon National Park isn’t actually a canyon. This geological marvel is made up of more than a dozen carved out natural amphitheaters, which means a large hollow in the rock. Each of these is carved 1,000 feet into the stone forming the stunning scenery that draw in visitors from around the world.

This surreal landscape is made up of towering hoodoos and natural bridges that

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Weird things you never knew about Bryce Canyon National Park: Part 4

March 15, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon

The unique red color actually comes from rust

Rust, bacteria, and water are responsible for the stunning colors found within Bryce Canyon. In fact, Iron oxide is what colors most of the rock. It is found both in the original rock and carried on by groundwater. Bacteria also live on the surfaces of these rocks which expel iron, manganese and other minerals that stick onto the surface. This effect is called desert varnish, and produces that reddish color you are familiar

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Weird things you never knew about Bryce Canyon National Park: Part 3

February 23, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon

These Hoodoos may have an ancient history

Utah’s indigenous Paiute Native American tribe who used to live in the surrounding area developed some mythology about the Bryce Canyon hoodoos. They called these structures the “legend people,” believing that the mythological god Coyote once turned an entire crowd of people gathered on the side of the hill into stone.

No matter what you believe, the hundreds of hoodoos throughout the park are a stunning site to see. Visit this post for more

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5 Favorite Bryce Canyon Spots

February 3, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is full of so many fun things to do, it might be hard to know where to begin. There are many favorite destinations like Grand Staircase, Byway 12, Ancestral Puebloan villages, slot canyons and all of the shopping centers available, but there’s a lot about Bryce Canyon that you might not know about.

Are you looking for other activities that might not be as busy with tourists? We asked some followers what their favorite spots were that

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Weird things you never knew about Bryce Canyon National Park: Part 2

January 29, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is home to the world’s largest collection of hoodoos

Hoodoos—tall and thin rock spires of multiple colors and varying thickness— are formed by two weathering processes working together to erode the edges of a plateau. Here in Bryce Canyon, these unique-looking geological features have been formed primarily through a process called frost wedging, which acts in a similar way to how pot holes in the road are formed. Each winter, the snow thaws and melts around the

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