Tropic Utah

Tropic, Utah – The Base of Bryce Canyon

Tropic, Utah sits at the base of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Tropic is the largest of three small ranching communities that make up the Bryce Valley area located just outside Bryce Canyon National Park.  This little gem of a town is set amidst some of the most scenic southern Utah landscape imaginable: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Red Canyon, and of course Bryce Canyon, just to name a few.

Kodachrome Basin State Park is just 20 minutes

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Scenes of Escalante, Utah

We recently posted about the history of Escalante, Utah.  Here’s a video that portrays some of Escalante in modern day.

Escalante offers some excellent shopping, dining, lodging, art, and outdoor adventure experiences.

Situated on the edge of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, this quaint and historic pioneer town is now one of the great jumping points for exploration of the surrounding scenic attractions that also include, Boulder Mountain, Kodachrome Basin State  Park, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and more.

Read about the history

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Tour of Utah Cycling Race

Tour of Utah – Cycling Highlight Video!

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One of the great cycling events in the United States is the Tour of Utah, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this highlight video of that event.   Cycling in Utah is a fast growing sport, and some say the Tour of Utah is America’s most challenging cycling event, and may compete in quality with the Tour de France.   Watch the video and you be the judge.

2013 Tour of Utah Sizzle-H.264 copy from KJZZ on Vimeo.

Riders depart Panguitch, Utah

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Panguitch 5k running

Panguitch Sporting Events

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As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, you’ll likely plan a few trips together for 2014, and as you do, we suggest you keep Bryce Canyon Country and the community of Panguitch in mind.

Panguitch is well-known for its historical and cultural significance but did you know it’s also a center for several noteworthy sporting events throughout the year?  As in the past, in 2014 Panguitch will host bike rallies and 5K runs, rodeos and horse competitions, a

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon, America’s Most Unique National Park

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A man takes photographs on the Queens Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce Canyon is, without a doubt, America’s most exceptional and distinctive national park. Carved into the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, the forces of nature are striking in Byrce Canyon National Park, as the landscape explodes with enigmatic hoodoos, fins, arches, and spires carved over millennia by wind and water erosion. Bryce amphitheater, the largest here in America’s most unique national park, spans six miles

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Tour of Utah Cycling Race

Tour of Utah – Bryce Canyon Country

Stage Two of The Tour of Utah cycling event has just passed through Bryce Canyon Country drawing great crowds to watch these professional riders. On Wednesday of this week, the Tour of Utah ran a course from Panguitch, Utah to Torrey, Utah, covering a distance of 131 miles along Utah’s Scenic Byway 12.

Riders depart Panguitch, Utah as they begin stage two of the Tour of Utah

Horseback riders attempted to keep up with the cyclists at one point of the

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Bryce Canyon itinerary builder

New – Build Your Bryce Canyon Country Itinerary

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BryceCanyonCountry.com has a great new Trip Planner feature to help you build the perfect itinerary. Get started by browsing around our site to see all that Bryce Canyon Country has to offer, or click on the Trip Planner tab to bring up an interactive map of the region. You’ll see several tabs at the top of the map. Choose from Parks and Attractions, Communities, Scenic Backways, Visitor Centers, Main Map, or Adventure Map to get started.  Each map offers numbered

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Bryce Canyon Half Marathon and 5K

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

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10 Years and Running – July 13, 2013

Runners enjoy the views of Scenic Byway 12

The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon celebrates its 10th dash through Bryce Canyon National Park on July 13, 2013. The race begins at Ruby’s Inn near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park and heads north on Scenic Byway 12, ending in Cannonville. Competitors race through the park from a starting elevation of 7,652 feet, down through the town of Tropic to the finish line in Cannonville

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Panguitch Utah Balloon Festival

Panguitch Balloon Rally and 5K

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Balloon Rally and 5K –

Balloons prepare to rise up from the farm fields surrounding Panguitch, Utah

June 28, 29, 30 2013
Up, up, and away…it’s time for the 14th annual Panguitch Balloon Rally and 5K. Hit the skies and the streets on June 28-30, 2013 for this year’s incredible festival and race—southern Utah’s premiere hot air balloon event.

Watch in awe as the sky fills with brilliant colors as 35 hot air balloons ascend in unison shortly after sunrise each morning for

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The Piano Guys – Titanium – Behind The Scenes at Bryce Canyon

The Piano Guys record video for their Titanium / Pavane cover video at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Last fall we assisted The Piano Guys with shooting the video for their Titanium / Pavane mash-up recording that, after signing with Sony Records, became the first track on their first album.   We recorded video for a lot of what was taking place behind the scenes, on this location shoot at Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, and the Dixie National Forest.   Click on the

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