Beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park is just the beginning of your Bryce Canyon Country adventure. With a national monument, national and state parks, alpine lakes and forests, charming towns and scenic backways, Bryce Canyon Country is more than a vacation—it’s a destination.Now that you know how much there is to do in Bryce Canyon Country, how do you get here? Pick your closest airport, or hop in your car and make the drive, enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way.AIRLINES
Scenic Highway 89 runs north-south for more than 500 miles, all the way through Utah from northern Arizona to the Idaho border. Traveling along Scenic Highway 89 is a great way to explore the region’s scenic wonders, giving access to Bryce Canyon Country’s red rock canyons and alpine forests, and world class attractions like Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. In 2006 President George W. Bush signed a bill designating sections along Scenic Highway 89
In December of 1879 approximately 80 wagons, consisting of 250 men, women and children, gathered about 40 miles southeast of Escalante, Utah. They were prepared, with supplies, for a six week journey to establish a new community in southeastern Utah. Unfortunately the trek actually took six months to complete.
For the past decade, the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally has enticed and entertained visitors with a dazzling display of colorful hot air balloons. The four-day festival is held the last week of June, and features hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, sky diving and parachute jumping demos, live music, food booths, and tons of fun for kids with inflatables, crafts, and a parade. Festival-goers can arrive at sunrise on Friday morning to help pilots launch hot air balloons and
A drive through Cottonwood Canyon is a great way to get up close and personal with Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s rugged landscape. Cottonwood Canyon Road winds through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument for 47 miles, starting near Cannonville at the intersection of Scenic Byway 12 and ending at Scenic Highway 89 near milepost 18.
Some people use the road as a scenic “shortcut” between Bryce Canyon National Park and Lake Powell, but
The Bryce Canyon Airport is located just four miles north of Bryce Canyon National Park, making it the perfect gateway access to all of scenic Bryce Canyon Country. The asphalt-paved, single-runway airport accommodates about 3,000 charter, private, and commercial flights each year. The airport is at an elevation of 7,586 feet, and flights from here offer a birds-eye view of some of Bryce Canyon Country’s most spectacular scenery.
Bryce Canyon Airlines is the main operator