Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase-Escalante activities | Bryce Canyon Country

Whether you come to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument or Bryce Canyon National Park, there are plenty of activities. With stargazing, horseback riding, hiking, camping, ATV riding and many other activities, the possibilities are endless. Come visit Bryce Canyon and the Grand Staircase-Escalante today and start your adventure!

Astronomy in Bryce Canyon


At night when the landscape is masked by darkness, visitors enjoy looking up toward the sky. Thus, geology buffs are replaced by astronomers.

Bryce Canyon ATV OHV Tours

ATV/OHV Riding

Bryce Canyon Country in the Dixie National Forest and on public lands is spectacular, with trails that take you through red rock formations that offer incredible views! The terrain and scenery is impressive with “hoodoos”, rock spires, and dense forests. Bryce Canyon Country boasts many new trails for ATV riding.


Opportunities for camping in Bryce Canyon Country are wide and varied. With elevations ranging from 4,000 to over 11,000 feet, you’ll have options to camp in the desert or in high mountain forests.

Canyoneering / Slot Canyons

Thrill seekers come from around the country to Bryce Canyon’s Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to repel hundreds of feet down narrow, cool canyons.


You will discover trout fishing at its best in our many mountain lakes, reservoirs, and streams with the surrounding scenery as beautiful and diverse as the fisheries themselves. From low-lying streams like the Sevier River, to large lakes like Panguitch Lake, which is surrounded by forests, to clear mountain lakes high in the Boulder Mountain, you will find plenty of opportunities to catch your limit of rainbow, brook, cutthroat, or German brown trout.


You’ll find that Bryce Canyon National Park is filled with endless miles of hiking trails, ranging from pleasant walks to strenuous back-country hikes – and everything in between. In Bryce Canyon there’s a hiking trail to suit the experience or energy level of just about anyone.

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Mountain Biking

You can ride through the nearby Red Canyon, which is under the management of the National Forest Service. In Red Canyon, you’ll find scenery and terrain nearly identical to that of Bryce Canyon, but you’ll be able to enjoy it on your bike.


Explore an Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) village that was likely occupied from A.D. 1050 to 1200, and one of the largest communities west of the Colorado River. Outside the museum, tour a life-sized, six-room replica of an ancient dwelling and view a portion of the original site. Inside, view artifacts excavated from this site and learn the lifeways of these people.


Your camera is the first thing to include on your list when visiting Bryce Canyon Country. In this day and age, it is easy to capture and share your pictures. You’ll impress your friends around the world with what you are seeing and doing in the Bryce Canyon region.


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Bryce Canyon and the surrounding canyons and forests are home to a diverse population of high desert and mountain wildlife. In the Bryce Canyon area, researchers have identified 59 species of mammals, 175 species of birds, 11 types of reptiles, and 4 kinds of amphibians.

Winter Activities

The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival (usually hosted over President’s Day Weekend) provides an opportunity for free snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, along with ski archery tours and clinics. Snowshoe and cross country ski equipment rentals are available at Ruby’s Inn.