Fishing in Bryce Canyon Region

June 21, 2011

Categories: Boulder Mountains Bryce Canyon Fishing Panguitch Lake Panguitch Utah

Fishing in Bryce Canyon Country

Bryce Canyon Country’s lakes, rivers, and streams offer some of the best trout fishing in southern Utah. From high-elevation mountain lakes to remote creeks and popular recreation areas surrounded by incredible scenery, you’ll discover Blue Ribbon trout fishing at its best here in Bryce Canyon Country.

Panguitch Lake is one of the most popular fishing lakes in Bryce Canyon Country, located in the Dixie National Forest at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The name

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Lower Calf Creek Falls

June 15, 2011

Categories: Canyoneering Escalante Utah Grand Staircase Hiking

Calf Creek Falls – Click for larger image.

A walk into the lower Calf Creek Falls is an opportunity for multiple experiences. The trail head is found at the Calf Creek campground just fifteen miles east of the town of Escalante on Scenic Byway 12. The waters of Calf Creek begin on the Boulder Mountains and the creek eventually enters the Escalante River drainage.

The Calf Creek Falls hike is approximately 2.5 miles (each direction) and winds

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Rich Pioneer Heritage Makes for a Great Festival!!!

June 9, 2011

Categories: Entertainment Events History Main Panguitch Utah Photography Quilting Utah

A statue depicting the Quilt Walk.

Panguitch is gearing up for its annual Quilt Walk Festival. The festival celebrates the rich pioneer heritage found in this area. The Quilt Walk Story revolves around the initial attempt to settle Panguitch in 1864. As the story goes a group of seven men with a wagon pulled by two oxen set out to get food from Parowan, 40 miles away. In their weakened state, the men struggled with

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Wildlife in Bryce Canyon Country Area

June 1, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Main Utah National Parks Wildlife

Bryce Canyon National Park and the surrounding forests and canyons are home to a diverse population of wildlife. The park follows the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau and encompasses three climatic zones, allowing visitors an opportunity to see a wide variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in their natural habitats. Bryce Canyon National Park is home to 59 species of mammals and 175 species of birds, plus 11 types of reptiles and 4 kinds of amphibians.

A mule deer in

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Off the Beaten Path – Red Canyon: Arches Trail

May 24, 2011

Categories: Hiking Red Canyon Scenic Byway 12

Near Bryce Canyon is a hidden gem, the Dixie National Forest, residing in the forest is Red Canyon.  Several day trips and hikes are accessible in Red Canyon.  One of the most popular trails in Red Canyon is the Arches Trail.  The trail is accessed through the Lossee Trailhead by driving approximately 2 miles east on SR 12 from US 89.  There will be a sign for Lossee/Casto.  Turn north onto this road and drive two miles to

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The Burr Trail – Boulder, Utah to Bullfrog at Lake Powell

May 17, 2011

Categories: Boulder Utah Burr Trail Byway Capitol Reef Grand Staircase Lake Powell National Recreation Area Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads

This long and scenic road passes through a mid-section of the Burr Trail

Utah’s Burr Trail road is a 66-mile scenic backway that winds through some of the most untamed areas of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  The Burr Trail Road is easily accessible from Boulder, at the junction with Scenic Byway 12, near the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park and the base of Boulder Mountain.

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Mountain Biking – Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country

May 17, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Dixie National Forest Mountain Biking National Parks Red Canyon Utah Utah National Parks

The terrain in and around Bryce Canyon offers miles of biking trails that wind through some of the most spectacular scenery in Bryce Canyon Country. While riding is only permitted along the 18-mile paved scenic main road within Bryce Canyon National Park, there are plenty of exciting opportunities to hit the backcountry mountain biking trails in this scenic region.

Mountain biking along a rocky ridge.

Nearby Red Canyon offers red rock cliffs, hoodoos, and ponderosa forests similar to the landscape

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Horseback Riding – Bryce Canyon Country

May 6, 2011

Categories: Boulder Mountains Bryce Canyon Grand Staircase Horseback Riding Kodachrome Basin National Parks Utah National Parks

Horseback riding in Bryce Canyon Country is a great way to see some of southern Utah’s most spectacular scenery. A variety of equestrian trails skirt in and around sections of several national parks, forests, and monuments. From horseback rides among the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park to exploring hidden outlaw hideouts in Red Canyon, there’s a trail for riders of all skill levels here in scenic Bryce Canyon country.

Horseback riders descend a trail in Bryce Canyon National

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Ebenezer Bryce – Namesake for Bryce Canyon

May 6, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon History Utah National Parks

Ebenezer Bryce was a Mormon pioneer, Scottish by birth, who is perhaps best known for his namesake Bryce Canyon National Park.   Bryce was born in Dunblane, Perth and Kinross, Scotland on November 17, 1830. He joined the Church of the Latter Day Saints in 1848, and immigrated to the United States by way of New Orleans later that same year, shortly before his eighteenth birthday. He moved to Salt Lake City, where he married Mary Ann Parks in

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An Incredible Bryce Country RV Excursion

April 27, 2011

Categories: Boulder Mountains Bryce Canyon Dixie National Forest Escalante Utah National Monuments National Parks Scenic Byway 12 State Parks

I’ve heard that the U.S. Park Service sometimes calls Bryce Canyon a cave without a ceiling, or a forest of stone. What I would call it, however, is the Grand Canyon without the crowds – every bit as beautiful, but much more remote, and the best vacation you’ll ever have in your RV.  Bryce Canyon is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.

The Bryce Canyon area is a great destination any time of

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