Slot Canyon - Bryce Canyon Country

Preparations and Precautions for Backcountry Adventure

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

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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

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Mountain Biking on the Thunder Mountain Trail

Thunder Mountain – Mountain Biking Trail

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For the adventurous at heart, mountain biking through the breathtaking backcountry of Bryce Canyon National Park can provide the thrill of a lifetime. The Thunder Mountain trail gives riders 1200 feet of up road climbing action, with stunning vistas of unending sky, the sacred scents of sagebrush, and plenty of desert wildlife to glimpse along the way. This single track trail is only 7.9 miles, but with steep climbing action from Coyote Hollow trailhead to the top of the mountain and much

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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

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Aquarius Plateau

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Utah’s Aquarius, Markagunt and Paunsaugunt plateaus are all part of the High Plateaus Section of the Colorado Plateau. Each plateau is defined by varied topography such as the lava fields and forested highlands of the Markagunt, rugged cliffs and dense alpine forests of the Aquarius, and the magnificent red rock formations found along the Paunsaugunt. More than a dozen national parks and monuments line the Colorado Plateau, notably Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie National

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Paunsaugunt Plateau

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Extending from the Sevier Plateau in the north to the Pink Cliffs in the south, and bordered by the Sunset Cliffs to the west and Bryce Canyon to the east, the Paunsaugunt Plateau offers some of the most breathtaking views in southern Utah.  The plateau features an elevation range of 7,000 to 9,300 feet.  It lies almost completely within the Dixie National Forest, landscaped by ancient bristlecone pine forests, alpine meadows, lakes and streams. The 25-mile by 10-mile area is

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Markagunt Plateau

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The Markagunt Plateau is one of the forested highlands that make up the High Plateaus section of the Colorado Plateau. The Markagunt covers about 800 square miles mostly within Dixie National Forest, including Cedar Breaks National Monument. The ski resort town of Brian Head is its highest point at 11,307 feet. The popular recreation area offers excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, skiing and snowmobiling, fishing and scenic byways. Markagunt was named for the Paiute word meaning “Highland of Trees.”

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Preparing to go into the Backcountry

Veering off the beaten path is a great way to experience Bryce Canyon Country’s rugged beauty. But the backcountry can be a dangerous place, even for experienced explorers. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your backcountry adventures.

A view into the backcountry from your car along Scenic Byway 12.

The Basics
1. Plan ahead. Being as informed as possible about the area you intend to explore is one of the best ways to stay safe. Consider things like

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Guided Experiences in Bryce Canyon Country

Utah Guided ATV Tours

The recreation opportunities are endless in Bryce Canyon Country. But with so many choices, where do you start? A guided adventure can be a great way to experience all that this spectacular region has to offer.

Aerial charters and tours are a great way to get a bird’s eye view of scenic Bryce Canyon Country. Whether you’re seeking an exhilarating helicopter flight, scenic airplane ride, or simply want to float above the canyons in a hot air

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