Scenic Byway 12 – Waysides: Part 1

Red Canyon, The Blues, Powell Point, Upper Valley Graineries
Scenic Byway 12 winds through the heart of scenic Bryce Canyon Country, beginning just five miles south of Panguitch and running for 124 miles through the wealth of archaeological, natural, and recreational wonders this spectacular canyon country has to offer. Whether you have three hours or three days to experience Scenic Byway 12, you’ll find the route breathtaking, intriguing, and well worth the trip.

Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest

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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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Visitor Centers – Bryce Canyon Region

There are four main visitor information centers in the Bryce Canyon region.

Cannonville, Utah – Visitor Information Center for Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Escalante (Grand Staircase)
The Escalante Interagency Office visitor information center specializes in the ecology and biology of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The visitor center features scientific exhibits, photos, dioramas, and a topographic relief model of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument includes 1.9 million acres of some of the most remote wilderness

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Off the Beaten Path – Red Canyon: Arches Trail

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Near Bryce Canyon is a hidden gem, the Dixie National Forest, residing in the forest is Red Canyon.  Several day trips and hikes are accessible in Red Canyon.  One of the most popular trails in Red Canyon is the Arches Trail.  The trail is accessed through the Lossee Trailhead by driving approximately 2 miles east on SR 12 from US 89.  There will be a sign for Lossee/Casto.  Turn north onto this road and drive two miles to

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Mountain Biking – Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country

The terrain in and around Bryce Canyon offers miles of biking trails that wind through some of the most spectacular scenery in Bryce Canyon Country. While riding is only permitted along the 18-mile paved scenic main road within Bryce Canyon National Park, there are plenty of exciting opportunities to hit the backcountry mountain biking trails in this scenic region.

Mountain biking along a rocky ridge.

Nearby Red Canyon offers red rock cliffs, hoodoos, and ponderosa forests similar to the landscape

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