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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Top 10 Adventures

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Welcome to Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country! At Bryce Canyon Country, July is a time for getting out and exploring the great outdoors. Bryce Canyon is a place for adventure year round—so get ready for some fun with these top 10 activities.

10. Canyoneering

These brilliant red rocks are meant to be explored with canyoneering—the process of hiking, rappelling and rock scrambling. It will be one of the most unique and intriguing experiences of your life!

9. Go Fishing

Discover trout fishing at its best

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The Sun, The Moon & The Stars In Bryce Canyon Country

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Bryce Canyon Country’s rich, red-mineral rock has made it one of the top spots to view jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets. What’s more, the region has one of the darkest skies in North America, making it a prime destination for moonlit walks and stargazing adventures.

Scenery at Sunrise & Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset Points are two of the most popular hikes inside Bryce Canyon National Park. With crimson rock on every side of the natural amphitheater, these two trails offer some of the

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The Local Secret: Discover Bryce Canyon Country in the Winter

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With accommodations for all types of weather, Bryce Canyon National Park is open all year, with great winter wonderland activities and scenery.

Get the Exclusive Bryce Canyon Experience!

Minimal crowds allow visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience having the park to themselves. Picturesque weather provides many activity opportunities, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Sunrise and Sunset

With crimson rock on every side of the Bryce Canyon natural amphitheater, these two points offer some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the

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Bryce Point

Photos of Bryce Canyon Country

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Photos are often the first thing that draws us into to learn  more about something we are seeing on Internet, and in that regard we wanted to make you aware of the many new photos that are found on the Bryce Canyon Country web-site.

Farm fields in Cannonville Utah are in the foreground, and the Bryce Canyon rim in the upper left.

Over the course of the past year we have been gathering many new photos of the entire region, including

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Boulder Mountain / Powell Point

This past week we had a chance to get up on top of Boulder Mountain to check out the fall colors and to drive to the southern end of Boulder Mountain to well known Powell Point.  Recent rains in the region made for lush flora and some fun road puddles to negotiate along the way.

Boulder Mountain is easily explored with a sturdy vehicle, and it is advantageous in some areas to have four-wheel drive.  Check out this video that shows

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The upper falls at Calf Creek

Upper Calf Creek Falls

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Side trip from Escalante, Utah
Perhaps one of Southern Utah’s best kept secrets, Upper Calf Creek Falls is an 88 ft cascading waterfall located just upstream for Lower Calf Creek. This secluded little downpour is hidden behind a steep sandstone incline, lined with volcanic boulders and obscured from trail view behind the trailhead register.  Two miles roundtrip, most hikers need to allow at least two hours traversing the uphill trail and scouting for the tricky location (it’s easy to get lost).

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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 multi-hued sandstone

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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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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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