Bryce Canyon National Park – Now an International Dark Sky Park

On August 13, 2019, Bryce Canyon National Park received certification as an International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) from the International Dark Sky Association and National Park Service. After over a decade of hard work, this certification comes at an opportune time as the park is celebrating 50 years of night sky outreach and support through their astronomy education programs.

About the Certification
The award-winning International Dark Sky Places Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and other areas around the

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7 sublime locations to shoot your wedding photos in Bryce Canyon Country

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Couples come to Bryce Canyon Country for its stunning, one-of-a-kind desert landscape to act as a backdrop for their eternal love. The picture-perfect stage, designed by nature, makes Bryce Canyon Country perfect for memorializing that special day.

There are many beautiful locations to choose from in Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest and the surrounding communities. Each place has its own particular charm. We found seven awe-inspiring locations in Bryce Canyon Country that will bring the

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August Events – Bryce Canyon Country

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There’s always something exciting going on in Bryce Canyon Country. Here’s some of the upcoming events for August, 2014. August 4-10. – The 2014 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo takes place with action-packed with rodeo events, live music, a demolition derby, a car show, livestock shows and more, this is one county fair you don’t want to miss!

Rodeo events in Bryce Canyon Country draw great numbers of spectators.

August 8-9 – High School Rodeo

August 16: Demolition Derby

August 20-23: This event

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Upcoming Bryce Canyon Country Events

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Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner. With the days of cabin fever behind us, it’s time to head to Bryce Canyon Country for some can’t miss events.

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June 14-15: Bryce 100-mile, 50-mile and 50k Trail Run

The Bryce Canyon Ultra 100-mile, 50-mile and 50k Trail Run runs along the western edge of the Paunsaugunt plateau. Run along the rim at roughly 8,000 to 9,000 feet; there’s a total elevation gain of 1,900 feet

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Everett Ruess Block Prints

Everett Ruess

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Escalante was one of the most remote towns in the U.S. when Everett Ruess arrived in November 1934. Riding in on a burro and leading another packed with his gear, the 20-year-old artist and poet from California had recently become captivated by the southern Utah red rock landscape. After a few days of bonding with the Escalante townspeople, Ruess headed out to Hole-in-the-Rock to “follow…the sweeping way of the wind.” He was last seen a week later about 50 miles

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Tour of Utah Cycling Race

Tour of Utah – Cycling Highlight Video!

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One of the great cycling events in the United States is the Tour of Utah, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this highlight video of that event.   Cycling in Utah is a fast growing sport, and some say the Tour of Utah is America’s most challenging cycling event, and may compete in quality with the Tour de France.   Watch the video and you be the judge.

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Riders depart Panguitch,

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Panguitch 5k running

Panguitch Sporting Events

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As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, you’ll likely plan a few trips together for 2014, and as you do, we suggest you keep Bryce Canyon Country and the community of Panguitch in mind.

Panguitch is well-known for its historical and cultural significance but did you know it’s also a center for several noteworthy sporting events throughout the year?  As in the past, in 2014 Panguitch will host bike rallies and 5K runs, rodeos and horse competitions, a

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Escalante: A Place for Art

An artist works on a watercolor study near Escalante, Utah

Escalante, Utah is a true “HEART“ of Bryce Canyon Country. Located on Scenic Byway 12 between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, it’s easy to see what inspires the artists who live and visit here to set up their easels and capture the area’s natural beauty, or look to local Native American and pioneer history for inspiration. From a working arts festival to local galleries, Escalante is perhaps

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Boulder, Utah

Cliff Notes Creative Writing Conference – Boulder, Utah October 3-6, 2013

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The 2013 Cliff Notes Creative Writing Conference will be held in beautiful Boulder, Utah from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6. The focus of this year’s conference is poetry and food writing. Speakers and mentors include Pulitzer Prize nominee and Utah’s first Poet Laureate, David Lee; award-winning poet, published author, and professor, Eleanor Wilner; and Boulder local Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, winner of Utah Arts Council and Flannery O’Connor awards.

Boulder, Utah -Site of the Writers Conference.

The Cliff Notes

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Bryce Canyon Half Marathon and 5K

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

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10 Years and Running – July 13, 2013

Runners enjoy the views of Scenic Byway 12

The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon celebrates its 10th dash through Bryce Canyon National Park on July 13, 2013. 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. Competitors race through the park from a starting elevation of 7,652 feet, down through the town of Tropic to the finish line in

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