Bryce Canyon Half Marathon and 5K

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

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10 Years and Running – July 13, 2013

Runners enjoy the views of Scenic Byway 12

The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon celebrates its 10th dash through Bryce Canyon National Park on July 13, 2013. The race begins at Ruby’s Inn near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park and heads north on Scenic Byway 12, ending in Cannonville. Competitors race through the park from a starting elevation of 7,652 feet, down through the town of Tropic to the finish line in

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Weather – Bryce Canyon Country

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Utah weather patterns bring limited amounts of water to fill streams like this that flows down the side of Utah’s Boulder Mountain.

With elevations ranging from about 4,500 to more than 10,000 feet, Bryce Canyon Country is generally considered high desert with a semi-arid climate. The dry climate is created from the rain shadow formed by the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the west that acts as a barrier to the moist air and storms coming from the Pacific.

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Bryce Canyon Rim Run – August 25, 2012

A runner enjoys the scenic views on the Bryce Canyon Rim Run

The Bryce Canyon Rim Run is one of Utah’s most scenic races.  The five-mile run/walk follows a maintained trail through ponderosa pine forests and open meadows overlooking Bryce Canyon.

The course is at an elevation of 7,600 feet with only gentle elevation changes. The race offers both running and walking divisions. Participants will receive t-shirts, refreshments, a post-race lunch, and awards.

The annual Bryce Canyon Rim Run is held

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Bike Rally – Bryce Canyon Region

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The Desperado Dual Bike Rally takes biking to a whole new level. This 200-mile, one-day cycling adventure through scenic Bryce Canyon Country includes 100-mile and 50-mile options designed to challenge riders of multiple skill levels. Around 400 cyclists from all over the U.S. participate in this fully supported, timed event. The 2012 rally takes place Saturday, July 21.  More info here…

Bryce Canyon Area Cycling Race – The Desperado Dual Bike Rally

The route: This annual ‘double century’ bike rally

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Boulder Heritage Festival – Coming July 2012

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The Boulder Heritage Festival celebrates Boulder’s unique culture and history with three days of family-friendly entertainment including music, presentations, arts and crafts, historic games and more. The 2012 festival takes place Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14 at Anasazi State Park. The theme for this year’s annual festival is Roads, Trails and Cow Paths. The Boulder Heritage Festival is sponsored by the Boulder Heritage Foundation (see event details here).

The Boulder Utah Heritage Festival includes, musical performances, arts

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Rodeos and Rodeo Events – Bryce Canyon Region

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The cowboy spirit lives on in Bryce Canyon Country, more than a century after pioneers set out to tame the Wild West. Several rodeo events each year provide thrilling entertainment and offering a glimpse into Bryce Canyon Country’s proud western heritage.

Rodeo events and demonstrations are readily available in Bryce Canyon Country.

Rodeo season generally runs from May to October, beginning with the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. This is the place to watch steer-roping cowboys and bronco busters show off their skills.  Spectators can

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Seasons – Bryce Canyon

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Just as the shifting light and shadows bring something different to Bryce Canyon National Park throughout the course of the day, each season also offers a chance to see Bryce Canyon in a new light. Bryce Canyon National Park is open year-round, and with four distinct and beautiful seasons you’ll be amazed no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

Summer: Bryce Canyon National Park draws nearly two million annual visitors with the majority showing up during the peak

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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

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