Cottonwood Canyon Road Utah

The Grand Staircase in Fall

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Fall is gorgeous all on its own. Add in the majestic landscape of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and it becomes beyond breathtaking. As the temperatures cool with the arrival of fall, it’s a great time to visit Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Fall is perfect for scenic drives, and hiking adventures in GSENM. SCENIC DRIVESHop on Cottonwood Canyon Road from Cannonville and before you know it you’ll be transported through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument on a rugged

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Spring Season – Bryce Canyon Country

 

Flowers blooming in a mountain meadow.

With spring in full bloom, many seasoned visitors claim this is the most beautiful time of year to visit Bryce Canyon Country.  Snow often still caps the red rock hoodoos, creating a magical backdrop for spring’s blossoming wildflowers, lush green alpine forests, and the birth of newborn wildlife.

Spring snows remain.

Daytime temperatures typically range from 40 to 70 degrees — but be prepared for any kind of weather! While springtime is

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Hoodoos in Winter

5 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon in Winter

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We’ve highlighted this before, but here’s one of Utah’s largest and best news organizations highlighting five reasons to visit Bryce Canyon in Winter.   LINK   Just in case the above link get’s changed we have provided a PDF version of this story  – press on this next link.  FiveReasons-BryceCanyonWinter2013

Snow frosting on the hoodoo formations in Bryce Canyon

This story points out that the snow on the formations at Bryce Canyon makes it even more beautiful, and then highlights other

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon, America’s Most Unique National Park

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A man takes photographs on the Queens Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce Canyon is, without a doubt, America’s most exceptional and distinctive national park. Carved into the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, the forces of nature are striking in Byrce Canyon National Park, as the landscape explodes with enigmatic hoodoos, fins, arches, and spires carved over millennia by wind and water erosion. Bryce amphitheater, the largest here in America’s most unique national park, spans six

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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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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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Four Seasons in Bryce Canyon Region

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Spring is in full bloom but with four real seasons, Bryce Canyon Country is a playground for fun all year long.  From the shores of Lake Powell to the peaks of Boulder Mountain, there are unforgettable adventures at every altitude—and with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 11,000 feet, a short drive is usually all it takes to find your perfect season any time of year.

Flowers blooming on a mountain meadow.

SPRING: Explore the blooming beauty of Bryce Canyon Country in

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NEW – Scenic Byway 12 Video

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Check out this new video produced independently about Scenic Byway 12 in Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country.   You’ll see that this region is a great destination to visit year-round.   Scenic Byway 12 is an All American Road and rated as one of the top 10 scenic drives in America.

Flash Floods – Slot Canyons

Bryce Canyon Country’s slot canyons are evidence of the extraordinary powers of moving water. Powerful flowing rivers, heavy thunderstorms, and spring run-off from snow-covered mountains have all had a hand in chiseling, shaping, and smoothing the narrow sandstone canyons.

Flash floods most easily occur in narrow places such as these slot canyons.

Flash floods, caused by a sudden rush of water filling a narrow space, are also a powerful force in a slot canyon’s formation. During a flash flood,

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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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