Sunrise in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park from Boulder

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Capitol Reef National Park – Sunrise

Bryce Canyon isn’t the only National Park accessible from Bryce Canyon Country. Did you know Capitol Reef National Park runs north-south into Garfield County, and is easily accessible for visitors staying in Boulder or Escalante? From either town, take Scenic Byway 12 to Torrey, then head east on Highway 24 to the Capitol Reef visitor center.

The Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef National Park

The easiest way to explore Capitol Reef National Park

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Hoodoos in Winter

5 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon in Winter

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We’ve highlighted this before, but here’s one of Utah’s largest and best news organizations highlighting five reasons to visit Bryce Canyon in Winter.   LINK   Just in case the above link get’s changed we have provided a PDF version of this story  – press on this next link.  FiveReasons-BryceCanyonWinter2013

Snow frosting on the hoodoo formations in Bryce Canyon

This story points out that the snow on the formations at Bryce Canyon makes it even more beautiful, and then highlights other

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Bryce Canyon itinerary builder

New – Build Your Bryce Canyon Country Itinerary

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BryceCanyonCountry.com has a great new Trip Planner feature to help you build the perfect itinerary. Get started by browsing around our site to see all that Bryce Canyon Country has to offer, or click on the Trip Planner tab to bring up an interactive map of the region. You’ll see several tabs at the top of the map. Choose from Parks and Attractions, Communities, Scenic Backways, Visitor Centers, Main Map, or Adventure Map to get started.  Each map offers numbered

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Petrified Forest - Camping - Wide Hollow Reservoir

Camping – Escalante & Boulder Utah

Air out your sleeping bag and get ready to spend a night under the stars in Bryce Canyon Country. From established campgrounds to the remote backcountry, there’s a spot waiting just for you in the Boulder/Escalante area. At the junction of Scenic Highway 12 and the Burr Trail, Boulder is centrally located to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park, and Anasazi State Park. Escalante offers great access to Grand Staircase, Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon

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Four Seasons in Bryce Canyon Region

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Spring is in full bloom but with four real seasons, Bryce Canyon Country is a playground for fun all year long.  From the shores of Lake Powell to the peaks of Boulder Mountain, there are unforgettable adventures at every altitude—and with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 11,000 feet, a short drive is usually all it takes to find your perfect season any time of year.

Flowers blooming on a mountain meadow.

SPRING: Explore the blooming beauty of Bryce Canyon Country in

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Grand Staircase Visual

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Sometimes you have to paint your verbal picture with a real picture that truly illustrates what something looks like.  In this case, we are referring to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

A view of three of the steps that are part of the Grand Staircase

This photo is taken from the Kaibab Plateau which is where the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is found. From this plateau you can look north and view three of the main steps

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Romantic Things to Do – Bryce Canyon Country

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Scenic Drives, Lakes, and Slot Canyons
When it comes to setting the stage for romance, Bryce Canyon Country is the perfect backdrop. A drive along Scenic Byway 12 is a romantic destination in itself, winding through ruggedly beautiful and diverse landscape. Charming towns dot the highway, each with its own distinct character and offering a taste of the simple life. Pullouts along the highway offer scenic viewpoints and incredible panoramic vistas, the ideal backdrop for a picnic lunch.  Pack a picnic

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Highway 12 On The Today Show

Scenic Byway 12 was highlighted on the Today show this week.   Jenna Bush Hager, one of the twin daughters of George W. Bush takes viewers on a scenic tour of Scenicy Byway 12 near Bryce Canyon and through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.   View the story here.

Scenic Byway 12 Featured on the Today Show

Slot Canyon – Little Death Hollow

The Escalante River canyons are abundant in the area surrounding Scenic Byway 12 between Boulder and Escalante. The canyons in this area of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument vary from narrow and deep to wide open. Some of the most frequently explored canyons of this region include Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls, Upper and Lower Escalante, and Little Death Hollow.

Slot Canyons are abundant in the Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase Region

Little Death Hollow is about eight

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Bryce Canyon Airport

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The Bryce Canyon Airport is located just four miles north of Bryce Canyon National Park, making it the perfect gateway access to all of scenic Bryce Canyon Country. The asphalt-paved, single-runway airport accommodates about 3,000 charter, private, and commercial flights each year. The airport is at an elevation of 7,586 feet, and flights from here offer a birds-eye view of some of Bryce Canyon Country’s most spectacular scenery.

Bryce Canyon Airport – Utah

Bryce Canyon Airlines is the main operator

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