Say ‘No’ to Crowds: 5 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon Country in the Winter

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

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The Forces Behind Mother Nature

Discover the Elements that Reshape the Red-Rock Formations Every Year

Did You Know?

Did you know that Bryce Canyon is actually not a canyon at all? Despite the name, Bryce Canyon National Park is an accumulation of towering hoodoo rock formations that create natural amphitheaters. The heart of Bryce Canyon contains the largest population of hoodoos in the world with up-close views of the red rock spires.

Hoodoos are formed when wind, frost and running water create gaps within small cracks and slits

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Lace Up the Hiking Boots

Bryce Canyon Country is home to some of the most unique rock formations in the United States. The best way to view this red-rock country is to take your time exploring the trails and hikes that reveal the past and present workings of mother nature.

Popular Hikes

Rim Trail: This easy-going trail hike takes visitors on a 4.7-mile trail through some of the most acclaimed scenic views of Bryce Canyon National Park. Hikers will be guided through the scenic landscapes of Sunset

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Escaping the Ordinary

Discovering the American Frontier

Have you ever thought of sleeping in a Tipi? What about a luxurious Airstream camping trailer? Bryce Canyon Country offers unique ways to escape from the ordinary with one-of-a-kind lodging locations. Make your stay more memorable by booking an outdoor lodging adventure at one of the many nearby picturesque campsites! Exclusive “glamping” or glamour-camping, is available for those seeking time in the outdoors with all the basic comforts of home.

Camping like a Cowboy

The Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

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Insider’s Guide to Bryce Canyon (Part 2)

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Hit the Backcountry Trails: Bryce Canyon National Park’s backcountry trails offer rugged adventure in the midst of unimaginable beauty and solitude. Backcountry hikes include the 22.9-mile Under-the-Rim Trail and the 8.8-mile Rigg Springs Loop trail. Expect serious changes in elevation (from 6,800 feet to 9,115 feet) and know your personal limits. There are first-come campsites along both trails and permits are required for all overnight stays. You can also hike into Bryce Canyon from the nearby town of Tropic. Permits are

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon, America’s Most Unique National Park

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A man takes photographs on the Queens Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce Canyon is, without a doubt, America’s most exceptional and distinctive national park. Carved into the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, the forces of nature are striking in Byrce Canyon National Park, as the landscape explodes with enigmatic hoodoos, fins, arches, and spires carved over millennia by wind and water erosion. Bryce amphitheater, the largest here in America’s most unique national park, spans six miles

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View from Rainbow and Yovimpa points area.

Bryce Canyon – Yovimpa & Rainbow Points

Looking north along the Bryce Canyon rim from the southern end of the park.

Many travelers visiting Bryce Canyon National Park never make it to the canyon’s top points. But Rainbow and Yovimpa view are not to be missed! Less than a mile from each other, these stunning vistas are well worth the 17 mile drive to the top! Not only are spectators able to sneak a breathtaking peak at the expanse of the entire National Park, the southern rim

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Bryce Canyon Country Black Bears

Black Bears in Bryce Canyon Region

Most people go their entire lives without seeing a bear in the wild. But if you’ll be camping on Boulder Mountain, chances are you may have some company–even if you aren’t aware of it. According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the black bear is currently the only species of bear native to Utah. (The grizzly was extirpated in 1927.)

Bear Safety in Bryce Canyon CountryUse airtight containers – Bears have a great sense of smell and love human food

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Winter Activities – Utah’s Bryce Canyon Region

Just outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn is responsible for more than 30 miles of cross country ski trails which begin right near the hotel—you can literally ski right outside your door—and wind through alpine meadows and Ponderosa pine forests. Some of the trails lead to breathtaking overlooks of Bryce Canyon, and some connect with designated trails inside Bryce Canyon National Park. The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival (hosted by Ruby’s Inn over President’s Day Weekend) offers free snowshoeing, cross

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Geology – Bryce Canyon – Grand Staircase

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument includes 1.9 million acres of rugged and remote landscape from Escalante to Kanab. The vast monument is divided into three geographically distinct regions consisting of the oldest layers in the southern Grand Staircase section, the central region known as the Kaiparowits Basin, and the northern Escalante Canyons region.

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

Perhaps most intriguing about Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is its layered ‘staircase’ effect which reveals a stunning geologic history spanning at least 275

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