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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Bryce Canyon Hiking

April 18, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Hiking Horseback Riding Utah National Parks

Bryce Canyon National Park has dozens of miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy to backcountry—and everything in between. There’s something for everyone, so lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore scenic Bryce Canyon on foot.

Hiking down the trails in Bryce Canyon National Park

Popular Trails
The 4.7-mile Rim Trail connects some of the most popular overlooks in Bryce Canyon National Park, including Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point, and Bryce Point. The section between Sunrise and

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Seasons – Bryce Canyon

April 18, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Seasons Spring - Fall Summer Winter

Just as the shifting light and shadows bring something different to Bryce Canyon National Park throughout the course of the day, each season also offers a chance to see Bryce Canyon in a new light. Bryce Canyon National Park is open year-round, and with four distinct and beautiful seasons you’ll be amazed no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

Summer: Bryce Canyon National Park draws nearly two million annual visitors with the majority showing up during the peak

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Capitol Reef History

April 6, 2011

Categories: Capitol Reef National Parks Utah National Parks

Formations in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is largely defined by the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long classic monocline uplifted 7,000 feet on the west side. The rugged Waterpocket Fold prevented a barrier to widespread exploration until the mid-1800s, but was home to a Native American population dating back to around 700 A.D. As hunter/gatherers and farmers, the Fremont People occupied the flood plains and fertile land around the region’s perennial lakes and streams. This adaptive

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Bryce Canyon History

April 6, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon History Main Utah Utah National Parks

Hoodoos stand tall against the sky at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Most famous for the colorful hoodoos which rise from deep within its craggy amphitheaters, Bryce Canyon National Park also boasts a colorful past, rich in Native American lore and pioneer history. Dating back more than 10,000 years, the anthropologic history of Bryce Canyon National Park is as alluring as its distinct landscape.

Little is known about the earliest inhabitants, although archaeologists believe Paleo-Indians hunted about 10,000-15,000 years ago in

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Due West – In Concert

March 30, 2011

Categories: Entertainment Panguitch Utah

The band Due West will play in just over a week in Paguitch, Utah

The band Due West will perform in Panguitch, Utah on Friday, April 8, 2011.  Their recent hit “I get that all the time”, has been widely popular on radio and on music video and their recently release album has already received three stars by Country Weekly magazine.  The band had some difficulty signing a contract with a major record label so they released their own

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Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante

March 25, 2011

Categories: Escalante Utah Grand Staircase Hiking National Monuments Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads

With a name like Devil’s Garden, you would expect to see some strange things and that’s exactly what you will find. Devil’s Garden is a small series of formations that seem to pop up out of the desert floor for no apparent reason. This attraction is found just 10 miles down the Hole In The Rock road within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

There are so many different shapes that you can’t really characterize the Devil’s Garden in one or two

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Boulder Utah – All Points of the Compass

March 16, 2011

Categories: Boulder Mountains Boulder Utah Burr Trail Capitol Reef Dixie National Forest Grand Staircase Lake Powell Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads State Parks

Upper Calf Creek Falls – Near Boulder Utah

Located at the junction of Scenic Byway 12 and the Burr Trail, Boulder is conveniently situated for exploring scenic Bryce Canyon country. Boulder sits at the base of Boulder Mountain, surrounded by Dixie National Forest to the north and west, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to the south.

The Burr Trail about 10 miles east of Boulder Utah

A drive along Scenic Byway 12 leads to attractions

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Cedar Breaks National Monument

March 10, 2011

Categories: Cedar Breaks Cross Country Skiing National Monuments Seasons Snowshoeing Summer Winter

Cedar Breaks National Monument on Scenic Byway 143

Several communities in Bryce Canyon Country offer close access to Cedar Breaks National Monument. From the town of Panguitch this attraction is just a 45-minute drive along Scenic Byway 143. This route will take you past Panguitch Lake, through forests of pine and ponderosa pines and past expansive fields of lava.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a smaller version of Bryce Canyon, and

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Cannonville, Utah – Gateway to Grand Staircase

March 3, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Cannonville Grand Staircase Kodachrome Basin National Parks State Parks Utah

Utah’s Kodachrome Basin State Park near Bryce Canyon National Park

Just a few miles southeast of Tropic on Scenic Byway 12, Cannonville sits amid breathtaking scenery.
Together with Tropic and Henrieville, Cannonville is part of the scenic Bryce Valley. The three ranching
communities lie along Scenic Byway 12, Utah’s first all-American Road. Cannonville borders Grand
Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie national Forest, and offers convenient access to the
intriguing hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park and Kodachrome Basin State Park’s colorful sandstone
formations.

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