The Most Scenic Utah Drives are in Garfield County

May 25, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Weird things you never knew about Bryce Canyon National Park: Part 1

January 8, 2016

Categories: Bryce Canyon Winter

Winter is actually one of the best times to visit the park

Wintertime at Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the best times to see this natural wonder. The white snow juxtaposed against the crimson earth make the scenery even more stunning in the winter. Wintertime visitors witness firsthand the eroding forces that created the thousands of hoodoos. Also, the crisp winter air allows the human eye to see for miles. Framed by intense blue skies and bold red rocks,

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Winter Adventures in Bryce Canyon National Park

December 3, 2015

Categories: Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is especially stunning this time of year. Fun, unique activities with lower costs and fewer crowds make the park a prime winter destination.

Below is a list of four of the best ways to enjoy wintertime at Bryce Canyon.

1. Snowmobiling

Thrillseekers will love gliding over numerous groomed and ungroomed trails around gorgeous sites and fantastic views this winter season. More than 20 miles of trails run through Dixie National Forest and lead to scenic plateaus

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New Adventures in Bryce Canyon Country

November 20, 2015

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New attractions in Bryce Canyon Country bring visitors even more recreational adventure!

1. New multi-use regional pathway

Visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park will soon be able to walk, ride, or even cross-country ski their way into the park. The new, multi-use path connects nearly two-dozen miles of bike and walking paths stretching from Bryce Canyon to Red Canyon on Scenic Byway 12.

While the grand opening of the pathway is still being organized, community leaders in Bryce Canyon City have indicated that the pathway will be groomed

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