Anytime is a good time to be in Bryce Canyon Country, but winter holds special treats for those who venture here. As the temperature drops, so do the crowds. At this elevation, the chill in the air only accents the vastness of the blue sky. A serenity you can’t quite capture elsewhere seems to rest over the canyons, cliffs and mountaintops. The people who live and work in Bryce Canyon Country know a thing or two about where to go
Come and visit the rural towns of Bryce Canyon Country
Escape the fast food chains and generic hotels and discover unique sights and smells that will tickle your taste buds and enliven your senses. Small town folk make your stay true to the phrase, “home away from home.” Rural towns are abundant in Bryce Canyon Country and each has its own story and history. On your next drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument or any
Boulder Mountain is a destination all in itself, with endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreation. With more than 50,000 acres of forest on the Aquarius Plateau, Boulder Mountain is the highest timbered plateau in North America. Blue Bell Knoll — called Boulder Top by locals — peaks at 11,313 feet. As you can imagine, the views are spectacular in every direction, with Capitol Reef National Park to the east, Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area and the Escalante River to
Experience southern Utah’s diverse geologic and cultural history by visiting Bryce Canyon Country’s three state parks. Enjoy the views as you travel along beautiful Scenic Byway 12 from park to park.KODACHROME BASIN STATE PARKStart your state park journey near at Kodachrome Basin State Park, the closest park to Bryce Canyon National Park. The scenic state park is best known for 67 towering sand pipes that grace the southern Utah landscape as high as 170 feet above ground. The colorful monoliths,
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
Capitol Reef Country’s history is full of colorful characters. Napoleon Bonaparte Roundy, known as Pole to his friends and locals, was a “rough-cut” Mormon who was quick on the trigger and not afraid to show it.
Born in Centerville on February 5, 1851 to parents Susannah Wallace and Lorenzo Wesley Roundy, Pole was just a young boy (the seventh of eight siblings) when the family was called by Mormon church leader Brigham Young to join other
The 2013 Cliff Notes Creative Writing Conference will be held in beautiful Boulder, Utah from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6. The focus of this year’s conference is poetry and food writing. Speakers and mentors include Pulitzer Prize nominee and Utah’s first Poet Laureate, David Lee; award-winning poet, published author, and professor, Eleanor Wilner; and Boulder local Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, winner of Utah Arts Council and Flannery O’Connor awards.
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Scenic Byway 12 takes you on a spectacular 124-mile journey through Bryce Canyon Country’s ruggedly beautiful and varied landscape, and was just rated by FoxNews.com as one of the “World’s 10 Most Beautiful Highways.” One afternoon on the open road is all it takes to see why.
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Shopping in Bryce Canyon Country is a unique and interesting affair. Whether you’re looking for something that represents the wild west or for a unique gift to take home with you, you’re likely to find something quite unexpected.
Some shops, like the one shown above in Panguitch, Utah, feature western hats, replica six-shooter guns, and other western items that make great collectibles, and gifts.
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