Insider’s Guide to Bryce Canyon (Part 2)

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Hit the Backcountry Trails: Bryce Canyon National Park’s backcountry trails offer rugged adventure in the midst of unimaginable beauty and solitude. Backcountry hikes include the 22.9-mile Under-the-Rim Trail and the 8.8-mile Rigg Springs Loop trail. Expect serious changes in elevation (from 6,800 feet to 9,115 feet) and know your personal limits. There are first-come campsites along both trails and permits are required for all overnight stays. You can also hike into Bryce Canyon from the nearby town of Tropic. Permits are

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Insider’s Guide to Bryce Canyon (Part 1)

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Bryce Canyon’s iconic hoodoos and majestic red rock landscape draws more than a million visitors each year. Learn how to make the most of your visit to Bryce Canyon National Park!

Visitor Center

Start your Bryce Canyon National Park trip at the visitor center, located about 1.5 miles inside the main entrance. The visitor center boasts a museum with interpretive displays about Bryce Canyon’s unique geology, Native American and pioneer history, and wildlife. The visitor center is the place to obtain back-country

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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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Mountain Biking in a Utah Forest

Mountain Biking – The Bryce Canyon Region

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It’s time again to remind everyone about the great mountain biking opportunities in this region.  Start planning now for your next great biking adventure.

Utah Forest Mountain Biking

The beauty of Utah’s vast deserts and unending skies can be enjoyed in many ways and mountain biking just happens to be one of the most popular (and it’s the perfect way to avoid the tourist crowds). Within the borders of Bryce Canyon National Park itself, off-road biking is not permitted, but

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Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin Trails

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Kodachrome Basin TrailsTravelers wishing to wander through the staggering maze of Kodachrome State Park’s many sedimentary spires can enjoy a series of rugged desert hiking trails. Ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty, these ancient trails date back to early Anasazi Native Americans, and evidence suggests they were the first to transverse their way around these otherworldly rock formations. Several trails span throughout Kodachrome Basin State Park, providing both short and half-day hikes.

Chimney formation at Kodachrome Basin State

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