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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Highway 143 reopens after Brian Head Fire

As the Brian Head fire continues to decrease in size, roads and attractions around the mountain are reopening. National Scenic Highway 143 is now reopen on both sides, from Parowan to Panguitch, as well as lodges, restaurants and boat rentals around Panguitch Lake.

“We are so grateful to the firefighters, police force and volunteers who have dedicated time and energy into keeping our community safe,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield County Tourism Office. “Because of their hard work,

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Fall Colors - Bryce Canyon

Fall Colors in Bryce Canyon Country

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

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Bristlecone Pine

Flora Diversity – Box Death Hollow Wilderness

Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area

“The Box” is a canyon located in the western section of Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area. The canyon was created by Pine Creek, which runs north-south through a steep monocline, and is only accessible from its lower end. The wilderness area is extremely fertile due to frequent floods inside the canyon from the clear, fast-flowing creek, so The Box and surrounding wilderness is home to a huge diversity of plant life.  Box Death Hollow is part

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Boulder Mountain / Powell Point

This past week we had a chance to get up on top of Boulder Mountain to check out the fall colors and to drive to the southern end of Boulder Mountain to well known Powell Point.  Recent rains in the region made for lush flora and some fun road puddles to negotiate along the way.

Boulder Mountain is easily explored with a sturdy vehicle, and it is advantageous in some areas to have four-wheel drive.  Check out this video that shows

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Red Canyon Views

Perhaps not surprisingly, there are many people who turn from Highway 89 onto Scenic Byway 12 and venture about two miles up the road to the point where they hit Red Canyon, and they say to themselves, “this must be Bryce Canyon”.   Those visitors often turn around and go on their merry way, believing that they have seen Bryce Canyon National Park, when it reality they have experienced Red Canyon which is part of the Dixie National Forest.

Red

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The Piano Guys – Titanium – Behind The Scenes at Bryce Canyon

The Piano Guys record video for their Titanium / Pavane cover video at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Last fall we assisted The Piano Guys with shooting the video for their Titanium / Pavane mash-up recording that, after signing with Sony Records, became the first track on their first album.   We recorded video for a lot of what was taking place behind the scenes, on this location shoot at Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, and the Dixie National Forest.   Click on the

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View from Rainbow and Yovimpa points area.

Bryce Canyon – Yovimpa & Rainbow Points

Looking north along the Bryce Canyon rim from the southern end of the park.

Many travelers visiting Bryce Canyon National Park never make it to the canyon’s top points. But Rainbow and Yovimpa view are not to be missed! Less than a mile from each other, these stunning vistas are well worth the 17 mile drive to the top! Not only are spectators able to sneak a breathtaking peak at the expanse of the entire National Park, the southern rim

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Dixie National Forest

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Enjoying the surrounding forested lands.
Nearly two million acres stretches throughout the lush, desert landscape of Dixie National Forest. Established on September 25, 1905 by the General Land Office, the name of this famous national treasure was famously dubbed by the locals who deemed the warm Southern climate of Utah as “Dixie.” The U.S. Forest Service took over the upkeep and protection of the land in 1906, and the following year on March 4th, Dixie officially became a National Forest. Sevier National Forest

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Utah ATV Riding

Utah ATV Adventures

Need a little adventure? For a true joy ride, try traversing the rugged back roads of ATV trails in the region around Bryce Canyon.  Miles of off road fun awaits adventurers who long to four wheel their way through rugged red rock formations, dense forests, and desert reservoirs.

A view of formations from the Paunsaugunt Plateau as seen by ATV riders.

Try These Three Spectacular Trails…

Pansaugunt ATV Trail:  Over 25-30 miles of untamed wilderness provide ATVers an open canvas desert exploration.

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