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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Bryce Canyon Fall Vacation Planning in 5 steps

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Don’t count fall out if you are planning a trip to Bryce Canyon Country. Fall is a great time to take advantage of the end-of-season rates and experience the trails with fewer day-trippers. Approximately 60 percent of Bryce Canyon visitors come to the park in the warmer, summer months. During autumn, you can enjoy the stunning, natural beauty of the park with cooler weather.

Don’t count fall out if you are planning a trip to Bryce Canyon Country. Fall is a

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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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5 Summer Adventures in Garfield County

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Discover the Ticaboo Adventure Center

Ticaboo is offering a series of new guided hikes, tours and other excursions out of the new Adventure Center from the Ticaboo Resort. Follow the footsteps of a local legend while exploring Ticaboo Canyon on the Cass Hite Sojourn. Travelers now have the chance to take part in the Sojourn which started taking tours in early June.

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Camp in Dixie National Forest

With numerous camping sites throughout Dixie National Forest, you are sure to find the perfect spot.

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Kodachrome Basin Towers

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Utah’s Kodachrome Basin State Park is just 17 miles from Bryce Canyon.

Looking for a bit of quiet romance among the rugged rocks of Utah’s desert lands?

Towers of stone

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

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Astronomy Festival – Great interest this year!

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The 12th Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival was just held May 17-20, 2012.  The big attraction this year was the opportunity to see the sun and the moon align in a rare ‘Ring of Fire’ on Sunday, May 20th.  Free solar eclipse glasses were available at the Bryce Canyon National Park visitor center, park entrance stations, and Bryce Canyon Lodge, and participants were treated to one of the best views of this solar eclipse.

Clear nights skies in the Bryce

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