The Forces Behind Mother Nature

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Discover the Elements that Reshape the Red-Rock Formations Every Year

Did You Know?

Did you know that Bryce Canyon is actually not a canyon at all? Despite the name, Bryce Canyon National Park is an accumulation of towering hoodoo rock formations that create natural amphitheaters. The heart of Bryce Canyon contains the largest population of hoodoos in the world with up-close views of the red rock spires.

Hoodoos are formed when wind, frost and running water create gaps within small cracks and slits

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Lace Up the Hiking Boots

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Bryce Canyon Country is home to some of the most unique rock formations in the United States. The best way to view this red-rock country is to take your time exploring the trails and hikes that reveal the past and present workings of mother nature.

Popular Hikes

Rim Trail: This easy-going trail hike takes visitors on a 4.7-mile trail through some of the most acclaimed scenic views of Bryce Canyon National Park. Hikers will be guided through the scenic landscapes of Sunset

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Escaping the Ordinary

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Discovering the American Frontier

Have you ever thought of sleeping in a Tipi? What about a luxurious Airstream camping trailer? Bryce Canyon Country offers unique ways to escape from the ordinary with one-of-a-kind lodging locations. Make your stay more memorable by booking an outdoor lodging adventure at one of the many nearby picturesque campsites! Exclusive “glamping” or glamour-camping, is available for those seeking time in the outdoors with all the basic comforts of home.

Camping like a Cowboy

The Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

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The Sun, The Moon & The Stars In Bryce Canyon Country

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Bryce Canyon Country’s rich, red-mineral rock has made it one of the top spots to view jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets. What’s more, the region has one of the darkest skies in North America, making it a prime destination for moonlit walks and stargazing adventures.

Scenery at Sunrise & Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset Points are two of the most popular hikes inside Bryce Canyon National Park. With crimson rock on every side of the natural amphitheater, these two trails offer some of the

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The Local Secret: Discover Bryce Canyon Country in the Winter

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With accommodations for all types of weather, Bryce Canyon National Park is open all year, with great winter wonderland activities and scenery.

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Minimal crowds allow visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience having the park to themselves. Picturesque weather provides many activity opportunities, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Sunrise and Sunset

With crimson rock on every side of the Bryce Canyon natural amphitheater, these two points offer some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the

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Choosing a Vacation Destination

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As travelers consider a vacation destination there is a simple list of four questions that can help in the decision making process:1- Will it be memorable experience?2- Is it safe?3- Can I afford it?4- Will those who travel with me enjoy it as much as I do?

Hiking among hoodoo formations in the Bryce Canyon area.

Let’s address each of these as it applies to Bryce Canyon Country:1- Creating MemoriesBryce Canyon Country is one of the most scenically diverse regions of the world.  With

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2015 in Bryce Canyon Country

Bryce Canyon Utah - On of the Mighty Five National Parks.

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Travelers are busily considering their destinations for 2015 vacations (holidays) and the region known as Bryce Canyon Country continues to be one of the top places for visitors to Utah.   Whether you are seeking solace, a family experience, or some real adventure, you’ll easily find it in and around Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks. With the recently launch of The Might Five campaign by the Utah Office of Tourism, many travelers have come to realize that Utah has five national parks

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Bryce’s Canyon

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Names are an interesting thing and the source of the name of Bryce Canyon National Park is very intriguing. We’ve highlighted this story before but it’s one worth telling again.

Ebenezer Bryce’s historic cabin still stands in the town of Tropic, Utah

Sometime in the late 1870’s or early 1880’s Ebenezer Bryce moved into the Paria Valley, just east of the present day national park. One day while searching for his cattle Ebenezer, a pioneer rancher, stumbled onto the main

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Bryce Canyon in Winter

Light winter snow covers the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon

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It’s that time of year when those who love winter, get the best of Bryce Canyon.With elevations that range from 8,000 to 9,000 feet on the Paunsaugunt plateau, snow is an expectation in winter months at Bryce Canyon. With that in mind many shy away from visiting the park during this time of year, but that is one of the key reasons why visiting Bryce Canyon in winter is so spectacular.

Light snow begins to disappear on Byway 12

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The Grand Staircase – Upper Steps

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In our prior post about the Grand Staircase we addressed the steps in the staircase that begin with the Grand Canyon and then move north toward the Vermillion and White Cliffs.  In this post we talk about the northern upper steps of these geologic layers. 

These gray formations are found below the Aquarius Plateau and are called “The Blues”.

The Gray CliffsTraveling between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National park only takes about an hour of driving but unveils 130

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