It’s that time of year when those who love winter, get the best of Bryce Canyon.With elevations that range from 8,000 to 9,000 feet on the Paunsaugunt plateau, snow is an expectation in winter months at Bryce Canyon. With that in mind many shy away from visiting the park during this time of year, but that is one of the key reasons why visiting Bryce Canyon in winter is so spectacular.
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
Whether you’re headed into Bryce Canyon Country’s backcountry for a day or a week, you’ll need to be prepared for anything. Here’s a list of some essentials to help you experience Bryce Canyon Country’s wilderness to the fullest.
Common Sense:– Never hike or travel alone into remote backcountry– Leave your itinerary with someone responsible (and let them know when you’ll be back)– Carry proper gear and supplies– Bring enough rations for the length of your trip– Stay hydrated and nourished with high-energy snacks– Don’t push yourself
Bryce Canyon Country as you gather with friends and family this holiday season we wanted to remind you that the 29th annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival is just 10 weeks away, and will be held President’s Day weekend on February 15, 16, and 17, 2014. Plan to join us for a weekend of fun and challenging events.
Ruby’s Inn is the long-time host of the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival and
Fodor’s just published an article rating some of the best national parks to visit during the winter. Guess who made the list. That’s right – Bryce Canyon National Park. So bring your own gear, or rent some snowshoes or cross country skis and enjoy the quiet serenity of Bryce Canyon in winter.
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February 18-20, 2012: Bryce Canyon is breathtaking in summer but this 20 mile long national park may be at its most beautiful in winter, when snow blankets the wondrous pink and red rock landscape. With rim elevations that range from 8,000 to 9,100 feet there’s sure to be some snow on the canyons hoodoo formations, and in the pine forest that covers the adjacent plateau. More on the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival …
Winter visitors to Bryce Canyon Country can take full advantage of Utah’s “Greatest Snow on Earth.” From Panguitch Lake to Boulder Mountain, winter in Bryce Canyon Country gives new meaning to “hit the trails,” with hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, plus dozens of snow-covered alpine lakes for ice fishing.
Several communities in Bryce Canyon Country offer close access to Cedar Breaks National Monument. From the town of Panguitch this attraction is just a 45-minute drive along Scenic Byway 143. This route will take you past Panguitch Lake, through forests of pine and ponderosa pines and past expansive fields of lava.
Cedar Breaks National Monument is a smaller version of Bryce Canyon, and
Celebrate 26 years of Bryce Canyon Winters
Winter turns Bryce Canyon into a serene wonderland.