Bryce Canyon National Park – Now an International Dark Sky Park

On August 13, 2019, Bryce Canyon National Park received certification as an International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) from the International Dark Sky Association and National Park Service. After over a decade of hard work, this certification comes at an opportune time as the park is celebrating 50 years of night sky outreach and support through their astronomy education programs.

About the Certification
The award-winning International Dark Sky Places Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and other areas around the

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Five Backpacking Trails in Bryce Canyon Country

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Backpacking has become a more common pastime in the last few years. Friends have probably shared their backpacking trips across Europe and all over the world, but some of the most adventurous backpacking occurs in the backcountry of Bryce Canyon Country, Utah.

Backpacking refers to long-distance hiking trips lasting one or multiple nights. In the different terrains of the Bryce Canyon region, there are multiple different backpacking trails and experiences with numerous scenic views the mass public doesn’t see.

If backpacking is

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Top Summer Experiences in Bryce Canyon Country, Utah

What do you want to do this summer? If you’re planning a trip to Utah, you can check off some exciting activities from your bucket list in Garfield County. You might have heard about hiking in Bryce Canyon, but what else can you do in the area? A lot—a whole lot!

There are so many fun summer experiences in Utah—and the following eight are just a sample of what you can do. Snap some pictures of your adventures in Utah and

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Bryce Canyon Country ATV tour packages worth the money

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From wonderfully dirty to breathtakingly scenic, riding an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV, to explore those rugged parts of Bryce Canyon Country is an experience you don’t want to miss. There are no boring moments on top of an ATV, especially when done with experienced, local guides.

Sure, you can stay in a car and drive the scenic loop through the red rocks formations of Bryce Canyon Country, but it can’t compare to the thrill of riding an ATV through dense forests,

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The 3-Day “Squeeze” in Bryce Canyon Country

Southern Utah presents puzzling rock formations, “hoodoos”, slot canyons, and some of the most colorful landscapes in the United States! Travelers visiting the area will quickly realize that 3 days isn’t nearly enough time to explore the region, but with this “squeeze” itinerary, you can hit some of the area’s highlights.

Food + Lodging

Southern Utah may feel isolated, but the lodging and dining options are limitless. From camping to luxury lodges, and funky yurts in between—there are standards to suit

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Bryce Canyon Fall Vacation Planning in 5 steps

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Don’t count fall out if you are planning a trip to Bryce Canyon Country. Fall is a great time to take advantage of the end-of-season rates and experience the trails with fewer day-trippers. Approximately 60 percent of Bryce Canyon visitors come to the park in the warmer, summer months. During autumn, you can enjoy the stunning, natural beauty of the park with cooler weather.

Don’t count fall out if you are planning a trip to Bryce Canyon Country. Fall is a

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Five Popular Movies Shot in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park and its surrounding areas are so beautiful and unique that movie producers can’t stay away. Throughout history, this hoodoo-filled area has been a movie hot spot. Here are six films in which Bryce Canyon has been the scenic backdrop.

“The Deadwood Coach” (1924)

“The Deadwood Coach” was Hollywood’s first production in Utah. It was filmed in Cedar City, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. An article written by Dan Clark, cinematographer, in the October 1924 AmCin

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Five Dog-Friendly Hikes in Bryce Canyon Country

After a stressful day at work, your dog greets you with a joyful bark and an ecstatic wagging tail. Your dog easily forgives you and never holds a grudge. For these and many other reasons, you naturally want to take your bundle of fur on all your adventures. This can be difficult when most national parks do not allow pets on unpaved and backcountry trails. To help you be able to take your dog on all your escapades,

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Say ‘No’ to Crowds: 5 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon Country in the Winter

Visiting Bryce Canyon during the summer months is fun; however, there is nothing like experiencing a Bryce Canyon winter. The world seems to change under the blanket of sparkling, white snow. Not only does the winter decrease the number of visitors, but it also provides many adventures that may not be available during the summer months. These activities range from snowshoeing to cross-country skiing to ice fishing and beyond.

Although the snow brings new activities, hiking through the areas found in

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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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