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,
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,
Best known for the 67 unique sand pipes that accent the breathtaking desert landscape, Kodachrome Basin Park has a well-deserved reputation as a photographer’s paradise. In fact, the multicolored sandstone monoliths, nestled beneath southern Utah’s brilliant blue skies, inspired National Geographic Society photographers to nickname the area Kodachrome Flat (after Kodak’s then-newest film) during a 1948 photography expedition. Kodachrome Basin, located about 20 miles southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park, awes thousands of visitors each year with its other-worldly landscape,
This post is a continuation of Part 1 with additional information on why Bryce Canyon Country is a multi-day vacation destination. Read Part 1.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument encompasses 1.7 million acres of desert wilderness, extending from the Kaibab Plateau (the north rim of the Grand Canyon) to the Pink Cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park. The Grand Staircase is known for a
Tropic is the largest of three small ranching communities that make up the Bryce Valley area located just outside Bryce Canyon National Park. This little gem of a town is set amidst some of the most scenic southern Utah landscape imaginable: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Red Canyon, and of course Bryce Canyon, just to name a few.
Kodachrome Basin TrailsTravelers wishing to wander through the staggering maze of Kodachrome State Park’s many sedimentary spires can enjoy a series of rugged desert hiking trails. Ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty, these ancient trails date back to early Anasazi Native Americans, and evidence suggests they were the first to transverse their way around these otherworldly rock formations. Several trails span throughout Kodachrome Basin State Park, providing both short and half-day hikes.
Looking for a bit of quiet romance among the rugged rocks of Utah’s desert lands?
Kodachrome Basin Park is the perfect destination for that quiet holiday with the family, or romantic getaway for lovers. Surrounded by the majestic silence and staggering formations of 67 towering sedimentary chimney rocks, these ghostly beauties haunt the endless canyonlands of Kodachrome Basin State Park with their
Hitting the trails on horseback in Bryce Canyon Country is a fun and memorable adventure. A variety of equestrian trails for horseback riding lead through diverse landscape and scenery, from groomed paths to remote backcountry. Outfitters throughout Bryce Canyon Country can assist with guided half-, full-, or multi-day excursions for a true Wild West experience on horseback.
Kodachrome Basin’s 2.9-mile Panorama Trail leads through the state park’s spectacular rock formations. There
Round Valley Draw slot canyon is tucked into the Kaiparowits Plateau section of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s backcountry wilderness. Located near Cannonville, Bryce Canyon, and Kodachrome Basin State Park, the 4.5- to 6-mile roundtrip route through Round Valley Draw takes hikers on a scenic, tunnel-like adventure through the narrows of the Paria River drainage system. There are few obstacles, but it’s helpful to have at least one experienced climber in the group for navigating large boulders and a couple