Bryce Canyon Sunset

Black Bears in Bryce Canyon Region

Most people go their entire lives without seeing a bear in the wild. But if you’ll be camping on Boulder Mountain, chances are you may have some company--even if you aren’t aware of it. According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the black bear is currently the only species of bear native…

Scenic Byway 12 - Waysides: Part 2

Head of the Rocks / Boynton Overlook / Escalante River Trailhead / Calf Creek Recreation Area / The Hogback / Homestead Overlook Continuing east from the Upper Valley Graineries along Scenic Byway 12, Head of the Rocks Overlook is located in the Escalante Canyons between Escalante and Boulder. The…

Scenic Byway 12 - Waysides: Part 1

Red Canyon, The Blues, Powell Point, Upper Valley Graineries Scenic Byway 12 winds through the heart of scenic Bryce Canyon Country, beginning just five miles south of Panguitch and running for 124 miles through the wealth of archaeological, natural, and recreational wonders this spectacular canyon…

Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area

Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area contains 25,751 acres of unspoiled rugged beauty, with sheer vertical Navajo sandstone canyon walls carved by tributaries of the Escalante River rising majestically above the canyon floor. Pine Creek runs north-south through a steep monocline to form the area known…

Boulder Mountain Fishing - Creeks & Streams

Boulder Mountain Creeks Fishing in the Boulder Mountain area near the town of Boulder, Utah Boulder Mountain is one of the major high-elevation fishing areas in Utah, second only to the Uintah Mountains in northern Utah. Part of Dixie national Forest, the mountain makes up more than half of the…

Horseback Riding Trails - Outside Bryce Canyon

Hitting the trails on horseback in Bryce Canyon Country is a fun and memorable adventure. A variety of equestrian trails for horseback riding lead through diverse landscape and scenery, from groomed paths to remote backcountry. Outfitters throughout Bryce Canyon Country can assist with guided half-…

Winter Activities - Utah's Bryce Canyon Region

Just outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn is responsible for more than 30 miles of cross country ski trails which begin right near the hotel—you can literally ski right outside your door—and wind through alpine meadows and Ponderosa pine forests. Some of the trails lead to breathtaking…

Fall Colors - Bryce Canyon Country

Fall is an ideal time to visit Bryce Canyon Country, when colorful foliage and cooler temperatures beckon and the summer crowds dwindle. Autumn’s brilliant reds, oranges, and golds typically peak around mid-October at Bryce Canyon Country’s lower elevations, which are still upwards of 4,000 feet…

Elevations in Bryce Canyon Country

Bryce Canyon Country ranges in elevation from around 4,500 feet to 11,000 feet. This high-altitude region offers a scenic escape from southern Utah’s scorching heat with pleasant, dry summers, and a gorgeous snow-capped playground in winter. Bryce Canyon Country’s communities sit at fairly high…

Scenic Backroads - Pine Creek - Hell's Backbone

The combination of Highway 12, Pine Creek Road, and Hell’s Backbone Road create a scenic loop that includes multiple landscapes and points of interest along one driving route, and provides an easy way to see various landmarks in a single day trip. The loop, which partially traverses areas of the…