Morning sun shines on Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Bryce Canyon

Outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world take time to experience Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon has many activities that can give visitors a new view of the area no matter the season.

Popular activities that travelers participate in while visiting include hiking, biking, horseback riding, canyoneering and ATV riding. Below are summaries on each activity that can guide even the greatest outdoor enthusiast on a new adventure.

Hiking

Hiking in Bryce Canyon Country is limitless. Hikes of varying lengths, difficulties and

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Five Best Activities in Panguitch, Utah

The city of Panguitch is surrounded by national parks, state parks, national monuments and national forests, which make the city a great place to stop on the way to some outdoor adventure. The hidden gems that people don’t know about are the many things to do right in the Panguitch area. Panguitch is not only a bouncing point, but a place to see and enjoy as well. Below are five activities in Panguitch that will get you excited to to

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5 Must See Locations in Bryce Canyon Country

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

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New Adventures in Bryce Canyon Country

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New attractions in Bryce Canyon Country bring visitors even more recreational adventure!

1. New multi-use regional pathway

Visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park will soon be able to walk, ride, or even cross-country ski their way into the park. The new, multi-use path connects nearly two-dozen miles of bike and walking paths stretching from Bryce Canyon to Red Canyon on Scenic Byway 12.

While the grand opening of the pathway is still being organized, community leaders in Bryce Canyon City have indicated that the pathway will be groomed

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Bryce Canyon Area ATV Trails

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ATV Riding in Bryce Canyon Country

There are miles and miles of ATV trails throughout Bryce Canyon Country, running through Dixie National Forest and within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, over impressive terrain with incredible views. Here are three in the Panguitch area to get you started:

 

Yankee Meadows Reservoir

Yankee Meadows Ride

Overview: Yankee Meadows Ride follows the South Shore of Panguitch Lake, leading to Clear Creek Road and the Yankee Reservoir Overlook. This is a great scenic ride, heavily forested with

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Poison Spring - Dirty Devil River

Poison Spring – Dirty Devil River

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The OHV trail from Poison Spring to Dirty Devil River crosses through one of the most remote canyons in the southern Utah, and in the U.S. This extremely challenging 16-mile trail (each way) is restricted to off-road vehicles only. Plan at least five to six hours round trip. The staging area is just off Highway 95, south of Hanksville. Poison Spring Canyon is probably best known as a gateway for cattle rustlers and outlaws who hid out in Robbers’ Roost

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Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway Utah

Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway

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Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway winds for 78 remote miles connecting Scenic Byway 12 and Highway 89, offering unparalleled views of Lake Powell, the Navajo Mountains, and the Kaiparowits Plateau as it passes through stretches of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Plan about five hours to drive the Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway’s rough terrain from Escalante to Big Water. Travelers along the backway can occasionally see smoke smoldering from 100-year-old coal fires deep beneath Smoky

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Utah ATV Riding

Utah ATV Adventures

Need a little adventure? For a true joy ride, try traversing the rugged back roads of ATV trails in the region around Bryce Canyon.  Miles of off road fun awaits adventurers who long to four wheel their way through rugged red rock formations, dense forests, and desert reservoirs.

A view of formations from the Paunsaugunt Plateau as seen by ATV riders.

Try These Three Spectacular Trails…

Pansaugunt ATV Trail:  Over 25-30 miles of untamed wilderness provide ATVers an open canvas desert exploration.

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Preparing to go into the Backcountry

Veering off the beaten path is a great way to experience Bryce Canyon Country’s rugged beauty. But the backcountry can be a dangerous place, even for experienced explorers. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your backcountry adventures.

A view into the backcountry from your car along Scenic Byway 12.

The Basics
1. Plan ahead. Being as informed as possible about the area you intend to explore is one of the best ways to stay safe. Consider things like type

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Guided Experiences in Bryce Canyon Country

Utah Guided ATV Tours

The recreation opportunities are endless in Bryce Canyon Country. But with so many choices, where do you start? A guided adventure can be a great way to experience all that this spectacular region has to offer.

Aerial charters and tours are a great way to get a bird’s eye view of scenic Bryce Canyon Country. Whether you’re seeking an exhilarating helicopter flight, scenic airplane ride, or simply want to float above the canyons in a hot air balloon,

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