Want to Experience Bryce Canyon’s Winter Beauty? What You Need to Know About Snowshoeing and Hiking in the Snow

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After a big snowfall, the safest way to hike is with snowshoes. Take advantage of this opportunity and venture out on these winter devices to get a first-hand look at the ponderosa pines and looming hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Snowshoeing provides a distinctive view of the unique crystallized landscape. Snowshoeing makes it possible to travel through deep powdery snow that is not otherwise possible with normal hiking shoes.Bryce Canyon offers a Snowshoe Program designed for beginner snowshoers but enjoyed by

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New Adventures in Bryce Canyon Country

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New attractions in Bryce Canyon Country bring visitors even more recreational adventure!

1. New multi-use regional pathway

Visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park will soon be able to walk, ride, or even cross-country ski their way into the park. The new, multi-use path connects nearly two-dozen miles of bike and walking paths stretching from Bryce Canyon to Red Canyon on Scenic Byway 12.

While the grand opening of the pathway is still being organized, community leaders in Bryce Canyon City have indicated that the pathway will be groomed

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Snow Covered Bryce Canyon Utah

Bryce Canyon in Winter

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It’s that time of year when those who love winter, get the best of Bryce Canyon.With elevations that range from 8,000 to 9,000 feet on the Paunsaugunt plateau, snow is an expectation in winter months at Bryce Canyon. With that in mind many shy away from visiting the park during this time of year, but that is one of the key reasons why visiting Bryce Canyon in winter is so spectacular.

Light snow begins to disappear on Byway 12

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Bryce Canyon Winter Festival 2014 – Coming Soon!

Bryce Canyon Country as you gather with friends and family this holiday season we wanted to remind you that the 29th annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival is just 10 weeks away, and will be held President’s Day weekend on February 15, 16, and 17, 2014.   Plan to join us for a weekend of fun and challenging events.

A collage of scenes from the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival

Ruby’s Inn is the long-time host of the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival and they

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Best National Parks in Winter

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Fodor’s just published an article rating some of the best national parks to visit during the winter.   Guess who made the list.  That’s right – Bryce Canyon National Park.  So bring your own gear, or rent some snowshoes or cross country skis and enjoy the quiet serenity of Bryce Canyon in winter.

Winter at Bryce Canyon National Park

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Bryce Canyon Winter Festival – Plan Now!

February 18-20, 2012: Bryce Canyon is breathtaking in summer but this 20 mile long national park may be at its most beautiful in winter, when snow blankets the wondrous pink and red rock landscape.   With rim elevations that range from 8,000 to 9,100 feet there’s sure to be some snow on the canyons hoodoo formations, and in the pine forest that covers the adjacent plateau.   More on the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival …

Light snow coats the bases

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Winter Sports – Bryce Canyon

Snowshoeing inside the main amphitheater at Bryce Canyon National Park

Winter visitors to Bryce Canyon Country can take full advantage of Utah’s “Greatest Snow on Earth.” From Panguitch Lake to Boulder Mountain, winter in Bryce Canyon Country gives new meaning to “hit the trails,” with hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, plus dozens of snow-covered alpine lakes for ice fishing.

Cross Country Skiing in the Bryce Canyon National Park area.

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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument on Scenic Byway 143

Several communities in Bryce Canyon Country offer close access to Cedar Breaks National Monument. From the town of Panguitch this attraction is just a 45-minute drive along Scenic Byway 143. This route will take you past Panguitch Lake, through forests of pine and ponderosa pines and past expansive fields of lava.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a smaller version of Bryce Canyon, and is

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