Lodging in Tropic, Utah
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Tropic is located along Scenic Highway 12, just 11 miles from the east entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. Settled in 1891 by pioneers from nearby Panguitch, Tropic was named to reflect its hot summer climate. Despite its name, this tenacious community survived a severe blizzard that dumped three feet of snow on the farmlands in May of 1900. Harsh winters followed by drought and overgrazing led President Roosevelt to create reserves to protect local forests and watersheds. Today Tropic is a thriving ranching community with a population of about 500, and serves as an excellent home base for exploring beautiful Bryce Canyon Country. Tropic, Cannonville and Henrieville join via Scenic Highway 12 to make up colorful Bryce Valley. From the dazzling sunrises that wash over the striking hoodoos in Bryce Canyon to the vibrant sunset that turns Powell Point and the Escalante Mountains brilliant shades of pink and orange, there's no place like Bryce Valley.
Bordering Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie National Forest, Tropic and Bryce Valley have unlimited sightseeing and outdoor recreational opportunities. Check locally for information and conditions.
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You'll find excellent year-round services in Tropic, including lodging, restaurants, gasoline, groceries and sundries, laundry, a post office, churches and a visitor center. Lodging accommodations include about a dozen motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, cabins and campgrounds. Eateries include Clark's Restaurant on the grounds of the Bryce Valley Inn and The Pizza Place, open year-round.
The Bryce Valley area provides unlimited recreation and sightseeing. Bryce Valley is one place on Earth where you can enjoy the sunrise by looking west at Bryce Canyon, and watch the colorful sunset to the east as it turns Powell Point and the Escalante Mountains shades of pinks and oranges. You'll find excellent services and accommodations throughout the year at Bryce Valley and Tropic.
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