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
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.
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Bryce Canyon Country boasts all sorts of hidden beauty waiting to be discovered and explored—and sometimes a scenic drive is just the way to do it. The Burr Trail begins near Boulder, and winds for 66 miles through some of southern Utah’s most untamed landscape. Take a scenic trip through majesty and history along this remote backway, which follows the cattle trail blazed by John Atlantic Burr in the 1800s. Access the Burr Trail from Boulder, and follow the winding
Surrounded by inviting beaches, spectacular red rock landscape, and nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, crystal blue Lake Powell is an oasis in southern Utah’s high desert. The 186-mile lake straddles the Utah-Arizona border, creating a haven for water sports, fishing, boating, and sunbathing on the red sand beaches surrounded by towering red rock cliffs. Sun, scenery, and warm breezes…what more can you ask for?
Set your sights on Bullfrog Marina as the
Utah’s Burr Trail road is a 66-mile scenic backway that winds through some of the most untamed areas of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The Burr Trail Road is easily accessible from Boulder, at the junction with Scenic Byway 12, near the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park and the base of Boulder Mountain. The
Located at the junction of Scenic Byway 12 and the Burr Trail, Boulder is conveniently situated for exploring scenic Bryce Canyon country. Boulder sits at the base of Boulder Mountain, surrounded by Dixie National Forest to the north and west, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to the south.
A drive along Scenic Byway 12 leads to attractions ranging from