The 3-Day “Squeeze” in Bryce Canyon Country

Southern Utah presents puzzling rock formations, “hoodoos”, slot canyons, and some of the most colorful landscapes in the United States! Travelers visiting the area will quickly realize that 3 days isn’t nearly enough time to explore the region, but with this “squeeze” itinerary, you can hit some of the area’s highlights.

Food + Lodging

Southern Utah may feel isolated, but the lodging and dining options are limitless. From camping to luxury lodges, and funky yurts in between—there are standards to suit

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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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Bryce Canyon in Winter

Winter in Bryce Canyon Country

This formation that looks like those found in Bryce Canyon is actually in Red Canyon along Scenic Byway 12, and is easily photographed from the road.

All through the late fall we will begin to experience the glories of the winter season.  Bryce Canyon and the surrounding region will receive different levels of snowfall, and many areas will have enough snow for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling.

Red Canyon Arch in Winter

Looking ahead at the coming months

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Red Canyon Views

Perhaps not surprisingly, there are many people who turn from Highway 89 onto Scenic Byway 12 and venture about two miles up the road to the point where they hit Red Canyon, and they say to themselves, “this must be Bryce Canyon”.   Those visitors often turn around and go on their merry way, believing that they have seen Bryce Canyon National Park, when it reality they have experienced Red Canyon which is part of the Dixie National Forest.

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Camping - Utah

Camping in Bryce Canyon / Red Canyon Area

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Inside Bryce Canyon National Park

Camp inside Bryce Canyon National Park and wake up surrounded by red rock glory.  There are two campgrounds inside the park, North and Sunset.  Both campgrounds are nestled in the shade of ponderosa pines and are conveniently located near the visitor center, Bryce Canyon Lodge, and the majestic hoodoos of Bryce Amphitheater.   You can also camp just outside the park at places with access to many amenities – view this link.

Forest Campground

North campground

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Bryce Canyon / Capitol Reef – Top Utah Getaway Destinations

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It may be no coincidence that Utah’s most popular newspaper started with the Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef area when it recently compiled a list of  Utah’s Top Getaway Destinations.  The article listed these and other locations as additional reasons to visit this region.

> Waterpocket Fold:  This is the formation that comprises Capitol Reef National Park.  More…

> Peak-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch slot canyons:   These are two slot canyons found along the north side of the Hole In The Rock

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The Piano Guys – Titanium – Behind The Scenes at Bryce Canyon

The Piano Guys record video for their Titanium / Pavane cover video at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Last fall we assisted The Piano Guys with shooting the video for their Titanium / Pavane mash-up recording that, after signing with Sony Records, became the first track on their first album.   We recorded video for a lot of what was taking place behind the scenes, on this location shoot at Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, and the Dixie National Forest.   Click on

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Mountain Biking on the Thunder Mountain Trail

Thunder Mountain – Mountain Biking Trail

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For the adventurous at heart, mountain biking through the breathtaking backcountry of Bryce Canyon National Park can provide the thrill of a lifetime. The Thunder Mountain trail gives riders 1200 feet of up road climbing action, with stunning vistas of unending sky, the sacred scents of sagebrush, and plenty of desert wildlife to glimpse along the way. This single track trail is only 7.9 miles, but with steep climbing action from Coyote Hollow trailhead to the top of the mountain and much

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The Piano Guys – Bryce Canyon

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If you haven’t heard of The Piano Guys yet, you will likely become familiar with them very soon.
They performed on the Jay Leno show last Friday night,
and will be featured this week on the Today Show.

Paul Anderson (one of The Piano Guys) takes photos of Bryce Canyon as he performs some location scouting for the soon-to-be-released Youtube music video, shot at Bryce Canyon.

Look for their new album and video to be released tomorrow (October 2, 2012).
They also have

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Red Canyon – On Scenic Byway 12

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Twelve miles outside of Bryce Canyon National Park on Scenic Byway 12, Red Canyon beckons with a similar red rock landscape. Like Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon’s hoodoos were sculpted from Claron limestone over eons from wind and water erosion.  Red Canyon is part of the Dixie National Forest, and follows Scenic Byway 12 for about four miles.

Red Canyon looks much like Bryce Canyon, but is accessible from Scenic Byway 12.

The hoodoos can be explored with short hikes along

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