Bed & Breakfasts – Bryce Canyon Region

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Escalante
Escalante is one of several perfect base camps for your visit to Bryce Canyon Country, with scenery and adventure in every direction. Centrally located along Scenic Byway 12, Escalante is surrounded by rugged beauty, and offers easy access to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park and more.

A view of a bedroom interior at one of the Bryce Canyon area bed and breakfast.

A variety of B&B lodgings promise

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Third Annual Bryce ATV Rally 2012

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Bryce Canyon area ATV Rally for 2012 – Panguitch, Utah

The third annual Bryce ATV Rally takes place August 22-25, 2012. Participants can choose to take a guided tour or hit the trails independently. Either way, you will experience some of the most extraordinary trails and scenery imaginable. Bryce Canyon Country offers more than 2500 miles of ATV trails, including Casto Canyon which is ranked among the top ten most scenic trails in the U.S.

In addition to hitting the

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Bike Rally – Bryce Canyon Region

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The Desperado Dual Bike Rally takes biking to a whole new level. This 200-mile, one-day cycling adventure through scenic Bryce Canyon Country includes 100-mile and 50-mile options designed to challenge riders of multiple skill levels. Around 400 cyclists from all over the U.S. participate in this fully supported, timed event. The 2012 rally takes place Saturday, July 21.  More info here…

Bryce Canyon Area Cycling Race – The Desperado Dual Bike Rally

The route: This annual ‘double century’ bike rally

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Rodeos and Rodeo Events – Bryce Canyon Region

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The cowboy spirit lives on in Bryce Canyon Country, more than a century after pioneers set out to tame the Wild West. Several rodeo events each year provide thrilling entertainment and offering a glimpse into Bryce Canyon Country’s proud western heritage.

Rodeo events and demonstrations are readily available in Bryce Canyon Country.

Rodeo season generally runs from May to October, beginning with the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. This is the place to watch steer-roping cowboys and bronco busters show off their skills.  Spectators can

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Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally 2012

Come Join us – Balloon Rally and other events!

When it comes to fun, the sky’s the limit at the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally, southern Utah’s premiere hot air balloon event. The 13th annual festival begins Friday, June 22nd and runs through Sunday June 24th, 2012. A mass hot air balloon ascension begins each morning at 6:30 a.m., but festival-goers young and old are encouraged to come early to the launch field to help pilots roll out and inflate balloons. Then sit back

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Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival – June 7-9, 2012

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The Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival commemorates a life-saving trek by seven Mormon pioneers in the winter of 1864. The 2012 festival will be held Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9 in Panguitch, located northwest of Bryce Canyon National Park near the intersection of Scenic Highway 12 and Highway 89.

Featured Quilt – At Quilt Walk Festival – Panguitch

The story that inspired the festival occurred in 1864, when Mormon pioneers from Fairview (now known as Panguitch) faced starvation as

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The Quilt Walk of 1864!

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How quilts helped save the lives of Utah pioneers.

Panguitch, Utah was established in 1863 under the name of Fairview. Panguitch sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet, and this elevation allows for a shorter than normal growing season.   In 1864 significant snow storms came too early and the wheat crops were unable to mature, and therefore difficult to grind into flour.

A reenactment of the historic Quilt Walk of 1864

The pioneer settlers boiled the wheat

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Scenic Highway 89 in Bryce Canyon Country

Scenic Highway 89 runs north-south for more than 500 miles, all the way through Utah from northern Arizona to the Idaho border.  Traveling along Scenic Highway 89 is a great way to explore the region’s scenic wonders, giving access to Bryce Canyon Country’s red rock canyons and alpine forests, and world class attractions like Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. In 2006 President George W. Bush signed a bill designating sections along Scenic Highway 89

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Entertainment in Bryce Canyon Country

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Bryce Canyon Country offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment. From summer rodeos to winter festivals, there’s always something fun happening in Bryce Canyon Country.

Triple C Arena/Canyon Country Complex: The Triple C Arena/Canyon Country Complex is Bryce Canyon Country’s premier venue for indoor and outdoor entertainment. The state-of-the-art event center hosts concerts, rodeos, sporting events and more. Past events include the nationally sanctioned Little Britches rodeo, NBGA Barrel Races, the Garfield County Fair, and music concerts by

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Elevations in Bryce Canyon Country

Bryce Canyon Country ranges in elevation from around 4,500 feet to 11,000 feet. This high-altitude region offers a scenic escape from southern Utah’s scorching heat with pleasant, dry summers, and a gorgeous snow-capped playground in winter.

Bryce Canyon rim elevations range roughly between 8,000 and 9,000 feet.

Bryce Canyon Country’s communities sit at fairly high elevations. Other towns elevations are as follows; Antimony (6,400 feet), Boulder (6,700 feet), Cannonville (5,850 feet), Hatch (6,900 feet), Henrieville (5,997 feet), Panguitch (6,600 feet),

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