Maps and Itineraries of Bryce Canyon Country
It’s impossible to exhaust the possibilities in Bryce Canyon Country. From hoodoos to slot canyons to dinosaur fossils and more, you’ll find incredible wonders of nature at every turn. Boasting rock formations and landscapes that are unlike anywhere else on the planet, Bryce Canyon Country is jaw-dropping and inspiring.
Follow the six-day itineraries above that take you through Capitol Reef, all of Bryce Canyon Country, and more. Or customize your own. From hiking to scenic drives, to horseback riding and more, there’s something for every traveler.
Winter is one of the best times to visit Bryce Canyon Country. Bundling up to visit in the winter means fewer crowds, cooler temperatures and a blanket of fresh snow. In winter months, admire colorful sunsets as they reflect on the snow-capped hoodoos, cross-country ski through the snow-covered canyon or enjoy some of the best ice fishing nestled up against the pines
Our seven-day hiking itinerary takes you through the other-worldliness of the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, the mesmerizing slot canyons of Willis Creek and Bull Valley Gorge, the pre-historic rock art of the Grand Staircase-Escalante, and beyond.
You’ll walk through ankle-deep water to sandy ground, along tree-covered washes to pink and white limestone cliffs, all the while taking in sights you can’t see any other way.
Spend a week in Capitol Reef with ancient history and incredible natural wonders. From the scenic byways to the many trails for hiking and biking, you’ll experience stunning sandstone cliffs, multi-colored rock formations, narrow canyons, and more.
You may spot a bison or two (or an entire herd!), and don’t be surprised if you stumble on petroglyphs and other remnants of the prehistoric Fremont Native American culture.
This six-day itinerary takes you through the southern part of Bryce Canyon Country. Explore Grand Staircase in depth, including:
- Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
- Kodachrome Basin – a well-kept scenic secret named after the film made by Kodak
- Hole in the Rock – part of a treacherous path forged by Mormon pioneers
You’ll also experience Boulder Mountain, home to more than 80 lakes – many of them annually stocked for fishing. Take in the rugged landscape of Capitol Reef National Park, including the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth’s crust.
If you choose to spend the week on the Pansaugunt Scenic Backways, you’ll be treated to incredible backcountry, including:
- Hole in the Rock
- Smokey Mountain
- Cottonwood Canyon
- East Fork Sevier
Plan to take plenty of water, and check road conditions ahead of time as many locations can be isolated.
Spend the week on one of only two major high-elevation lake areas in Utah. The 80 lakes and heavily forested landscape of Boulder Mountain create an environment ripe for fishing, ATV riding, hiking, photography, and more.
Hoodoos, pink and white sandstone cliffs, towering rock formations, dense forests, and more: A week spent exploring Bryce Canyon Country on ATVs will be a vacation you’ll never forget. Most of the trails in our ATV itinerary are for beginner to intermediate riders.
Southern Utah National (SUN) Parks is a collaboration between the five counties that house the five national parks in Utah; Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Our purpose is to provide resources and inspiration for improved visitor experience in these regions.
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No matter how you choose to explore Bryce Canyon Country, your trip will be an experience of a lifetime. Follow our itineraries exactly, or use them as a starting point to create your own.