Winter is finally here, and with the holiday festivities usually comes stress and panic. What better way to escape the hectic drama than to give the gift of amazing memories in Bryce Canyon Country this season? With Bryce Canyon’s “Day Trips for Days,” families and friends can take a break from the holiday craze for a quick day trip to some of Utah’s natural wonders and make memories for a lifetime.
Worried about planning a trip to southern Utah? With Bryce Canyon Country’s video library, it includes footage of some of the area’s most beautiful spots as well as provides amazing ideas for fun family hikes, biking adventures, picnics and more. No need to be overwhelmed with plans because we’ve come up with all the ideas for you! Here is a list of five must-see locations in Bryce Canyon Country:
1. Willis Creek
Located in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Willis Creek is a 4-mile round trip hike full of waterfalls and Utah’s famous slot canyons. This shaded hike brings visitors through some of Utah’s amazing natural wonders, and it is the perfect outing for families or anyone in search of a quick escape.
2. Escalante River
The Escalante River, located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, is one of Utah’s most beautiful and visited landmarks because of its great tubing and kayaking during the warmer months and canyoneering potential. Grab a picnic by this amazing river that has been around for thousands of years, discover hidden gems or just explore all the river trails have to offer.
3. Casto Canyon
Casto Canyon, located near Panguitch, is known for its hoodoos, colorful sandstone cliffs and beautiful ponderosa pines. Famously known for its trails that are perfect for hiking, ATV riding or dirt biking, Casto Canyon is the perfect spot for anyone in search of an outdoor adventure. ATV and dirt bike rentals are also available in the area, or feel free to bring your own to explore the red rocks of southern Utah.
4. Burr Trail
The Burr Trail, located in Boulder, travels through both Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation area. This trail spans about 69 miles; 30 miles of it is paved and provides easy access to Singing Canyon, the Circle Cliffs, Wolverine Canyon and the Gulch. Come explore all that the Burr Trail has instore for you and your family with a quick day!
5. Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is home to some of the most incredible scenery in the world. Famous for its beautiful red cliffs, lakes and natural amphitheaters with thousands of multi-colored rock hoodoos, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The stunning scenery of Bryce Canyon will make it a trip of a lifetime. With the snow, get ready for ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ccross-countryskiing and more. This winter, bring your families and prepare for an adventure that will keep you coming back for more.
These five videos are just a short list of the beautiful places located within Bryce Canyon Country. Instead of worrying about cooking up a Christmas feast or making up enough beds for visiting relatives, take your family on an unforgettable adventure and make lifelong memories. Check out our amazing video library for more day trip ideas, or visit our detailed itineraries that will make your life easier as you visit southern Utah this winter.