Bryce Canyon Forest

The Grand Staircase – Upper Steps

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In our prior post about the Grand Staircase we addressed the steps in the staircase that begin with the Grand Canyon and then move north toward the Vermillion and White Cliffs.  In this post we talk about the northern upper steps of these geologic layers. 

These gray formations are found below the Aquarius Plateau and are called “The Blues”.

The Gray CliffsTraveling between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National park only takes about an hour of driving but unveils 130

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Fall Colors - Bryce Canyon

Fall Colors in Bryce Canyon Country

Begin planning now to visit Bryce Canyon Country in the fall. 

During the fall season, this region becomes a kaleidoscope of color as quaking aspens, cottonwoods, and majestic oaks display brilliant shades of gold, red, and orange. Although “color season” begins in early to mid-September, seeing peak fall foliage depends on you are in Bryce Canyon Country. Elevations range from 4,000 to over 11,000 feet, so the higher you go the sooner you’ll see leaves changing color. Boulder Mountain and Panguitch Lake

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Bryce Point

Photos of Bryce Canyon Country

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Photos are often the first thing that draws us into to learn  more about something we are seeing on Internet, and in that regard we wanted to make you aware of the many new photos that are found on the Bryce Canyon Country web-site.

Farm fields in Cannonville Utah are in the foreground, and the Bryce Canyon rim in the upper left.

Over the course of the past year we have been gathering many new photos of the entire region, including

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Bristlecone Pine

Flora Diversity – Box Death Hollow Wilderness

Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area

“The Box” is a canyon located in the western section of Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area. The canyon was created by Pine Creek, which runs north-south through a steep monocline, and is only accessible from its lower end. The wilderness area is extremely fertile due to frequent floods inside the canyon from the clear, fast-flowing creek, so The Box and surrounding wilderness is home to a huge diversity of plant life.  Box Death Hollow is part

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Boulder Mountain / Powell Point

This past week we had a chance to get up on top of Boulder Mountain to check out the fall colors and to drive to the southern end of Boulder Mountain to well known Powell Point.  Recent rains in the region made for lush flora and some fun road puddles to negotiate along the way.

Boulder Mountain is easily explored with a sturdy vehicle, and it is advantageous in some areas to have four-wheel drive.  Check out this video that shows

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Petrified Forest - Camping - Wide Hollow Reservoir

Camping – Escalante & Boulder Utah

Air out your sleeping bag and get ready to spend a night under the stars in Bryce Canyon Country. From established campgrounds to the remote backcountry, there’s a spot waiting just for you in the Boulder/Escalante area. At the junction of Scenic Highway 12 and the Burr Trail, Boulder is centrally located to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park, and Anasazi State Park. Escalante offers great access to Grand Staircase, Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon

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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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Aquarius Plateau

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Utah’s Aquarius, Markagunt and Paunsaugunt plateaus are all part of the High Plateaus Section of the Colorado Plateau. Each plateau is defined by varied topography such as the lava fields and forested highlands of the Markagunt, rugged cliffs and dense alpine forests of the Aquarius, and the magnificent red rock formations found along the Paunsaugunt. More than a dozen national parks and monuments line the Colorado Plateau, notably Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie National

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Weather – Bryce Canyon Country

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Utah weather patterns bring limited amounts of water to fill streams like this that flows down the side of Utah’s Boulder Mountain.

With elevations ranging from about 4,500 to more than 10,000 feet, Bryce Canyon Country is generally considered high desert with a semi-arid climate. The dry climate is created from the rain shadow formed by the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the west that acts as a barrier to the moist air and storms coming from the Pacific. As

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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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