The temperature is chilly, you’ve been stuck inside for weeks and nothing sounds better than an outdoor adventure. It sounds like Bryce Canyon Country is the winter getaway you need. The red hoodoos covered in white are a sight to behold and there are many activities catering to fun in the snow. Snowshoeing has been a mode of transportation for many years and has evolved into a winter activity enjoyed by people of all ages. If you haven’t tried it, you may not know how to get started. No worries. We’ve got you covered.
Snowshoeing, like hiking, allows you to explore beautiful places on foot. It gets your body moving in a unique way and is the perfect opportunity to see the world covered in a blanket of snow. Snowshoeing might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t require much equipment or skill. It is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Here’s how to get started.
What You Need
This part might seem simple but there is a lot that goes into making sure you have the right shoe for your journey. Lucky for you, when you visit Bryce Canyon Country you can rent snowshoes and talk with experts about the right size and style for you.
- Adjustable Poles
Adjustable poles — like the ones you use for skiing — aren’t necessary but may help depending on the level of difficulty of your hike. If you feel like you need the extra balance or assistance, our rental places will take care of you.
- Waterproof Boots
Although you will have snowshoes strapped to the bottom of your feet, they won’t be able to protect you from the cold and wetness of the snow. Be sure to take warm, waterproof boots as you set out on your snowshoeing trek.
- Snow Clothes
The temperature in Bryce Canyon Country drops significantly in the winter. While you’re out exploring, don’t let your cold fingers deter your enjoyment. To prepare for this and ensure you have the best time possible, bring a warm jacket, snow pants, thick socks, hats and gloves. This will keep you nice and toasty throughout the day.
Where To Explore
Bryce Canyon Country has many breathtaking areas to explore while snowshoeing. Bryce Canyon National Park and its trails are open during the winter for snowshoeing. There are many unique ways to snowshoe and a path for everyone to enjoy. Now is your chance if you’ve never been to Bryce Canyon Country in the winter. Grab your friends and family and try something new this winter!