Bryce Canyon Country Rural Towns Photo Gallery

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

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Anasazi State Park Museum

Utah State Parks in Bryce Canyon Region

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,

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Cannonville

Paria Valley – Cannonville, Tropic, Henrieville

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The tiny ranching communities of Cannonville, Henrieville and Tropic make up the area known as Bryce Valley. Surrounding Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Valley falls within the borders of both Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie National Forest, and is part of the Paria River Valley region.

 

A view of Tropic, Utah with the rim of Bryce Canyon in the background.

Collectively, the three towns make up the Bryce Valley but each has its own unique charms. Located along Scenic

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Utah's Devils Garden

SECRETS PLACES – BRYCE CANYON COUNTRY

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Devils Garden is part of Bryce Canyon Country and is found along the famous Hole In The Rock road.

Around the bend or just a little further down the road is often where you’ll find the most unique attractions of the Bryce Canyon region. Here’s just a few of our best kept secrets.

Devils Garden rock formations.

Devils Garden
This natural rock play-land will make a kid out of any adult. Visitors to Devils Garden love to explore and, in some places,

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Scenic Byway 12 – Waysides: Part 1

Red Canyon, The Blues, Powell Point, Upper Valley Graineries
Scenic Byway 12 winds through the heart of scenic Bryce Canyon Country, beginning just five miles south of Panguitch and running for 124 miles through the wealth of archaeological, natural, and recreational wonders this spectacular canyon country has to offer. Whether you have three hours or three days to experience Scenic Byway 12, you’ll find the route breathtaking, intriguing, and well worth the trip.

Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest on

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The Grand Staircase – So Much To See & Do!

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, one of the newest national monuments in the national park system, is truly a wonder to behold; it contains 1.7 million acres of land, more than six thousand vertical feet of alternating cliffs, slopes, and terraces, and extends from the Utah / Arizona border just north rim of the Grand Canyon to the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Laid out like giant stairs, each “riser” is about 2,000 feet high and each “tread” is a

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Horseback Riding Trails – Outside Bryce Canyon

Hitting the trails on horseback in Bryce Canyon Country is a fun and memorable adventure. A variety of equestrian trails for horseback riding lead through diverse landscape and scenery, from groomed paths to remote backcountry. Outfitters throughout Bryce Canyon Country can assist with guided half-, full-, or multi-day excursions for a true Wild West experience on horseback.

Horseback riding in the Bryce Canyon Country region.

Kodachrome Basin’s 2.9-mile Panorama Trail leads through the state park’s spectacular rock formations. There are

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Slot Canyons – Round Valley Draw

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Round Valley Draw slot canyon is tucked into the Kaiparowits Plateau section of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s backcountry wilderness. Located near Cannonville, Bryce Canyon, and Kodachrome Basin State Park, the 4.5- to 6-mile roundtrip route through Round Valley Draw takes hikers on a scenic, tunnel-like adventure through the narrows of the Paria River drainage system. There are few obstacles, but it’s helpful to have at least one experienced climber in the group for navigating large boulders and a couple

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Elevations in Bryce Canyon Country

Bryce Canyon Country ranges in elevation from around 4,500 feet to 11,000 feet. This high-altitude region offers a scenic escape from southern Utah’s scorching heat with pleasant, dry summers, and a gorgeous snow-capped playground in winter.

Bryce Canyon rim elevations range roughly between 8,000 and 9,000 feet.

Bryce Canyon Country’s communities sit at fairly high elevations. Other towns elevations are as follows; Antimony (6,400 feet), Boulder (6,700 feet), Cannonville (5,850 feet), Hatch (6,900 feet), Henrieville (5,997 feet), Panguitch (6,600 feet), and

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Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

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We just held our most recent Bryce Canyon Half Marathon we wanted to post some details about this on our blog.  Learn more about this half marathon event by visiting the link.

Runners participate in the mostly downhill course of the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon is an annual event held in July. The race begins at Ruby’s Inn near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park and heads north on Scenic Byway 12, ending in Cannonville.

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