Bryce Canyon Country trails are more enjoyable when the comforting sounds of a trotting horse accompany you along the way. Horseback riding is one of the awesome perks of traveling to Bryce Canyon Country. The area has many horseback riding outfitters ready to size you up for a saddle and take you on an unforgettable ride. Where are the best places for you and your new hairy friend to explore? Check out four great places below:
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,
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
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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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
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
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,
Welcome to Devils Garden, a natural playground located in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument about 17 miles southeast of Escalante. This surreal high desert landscape is accented by natural sandstone arches, hoodoos and monoliths colorfully sculpted over 170 million years by wind, ice, and thermal erosion. Distinct layers of red and white sandstone, blended with erosion-resistant caprock, create some of the area’s most notable rock formations such as Metate Arch, Mano Arch, Gnome Rock, the Marching Trolls, and the Four
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
Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway winds for 78 remote miles connecting Scenic Byway 12 and Highway 89, offering unparalleled views of Lake Powell, the Navajo Mountains, and the Kaiparowits Plateau as it passes through stretches of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Plan about five hours to drive the Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway’s rough terrain from Escalante to Big Water. Travelers along the backway can occasionally see smoke smoldering from 100-year-old coal fires deep beneath Smoky