Bryce Canyon / Capitol Reef – Top Utah Getaway Destinations

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It may be no coincidence that Utah’s most popular newspaper started with the Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef area when it recently compiled a list of  Utah’s Top Getaway Destinations.  The article listed these and other locations as additional reasons to visit this region.

> Waterpocket Fold:  This is the formation that comprises Capitol Reef National Park.  More…

> Peak-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch slot canyons:   These are two slot canyons found along the north side of the Hole In The Rock

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Anasazi State Park Museum

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The Anasazi State Park Museum offers another opportunity to get up close and personal with Utah’s natural and human history.

Anasazi State Park – Ruins

A museum houses most of the artifacts that have been found in this former Anasazi Indian village, which was occupied between 1050 and 1200 A.D. and is believed to be the largest Anasazi community west of the Colorado River. The Anasazi State Park Museum also features some artifacts of the Freemont People, another ancient culture

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Native Americans – Bryce Canyon Region

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According to scientists the earliest traces of humans in the Bryce Canyon area dates back 10,000-12,000 years when Paleo-Indians hunted along the Colorado Plateau.  Artifacts from Ancestral Puebloans, the
Fremont People, and Anasazi Basketmakers (dating back between 200 and 700 A.D.) have also
been found.  But it’s the Paiute Indians, who occupied the Bryce Canyon area for several hundred
years beginning around 1200 A.D., who really left their mark, hunting and gathering along the
Paunsaugunt Plateau.

A Native American in the Bryce Canyon Region

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An Incredible Bryce Country RV Excursion

I’ve heard that the U.S. Park Service sometimes calls Bryce Canyon a cave without a ceiling, or a forest of stone. What I would call it, however, is the Grand Canyon without the crowds – every bit as beautiful, but much more remote, and the best vacation you’ll ever have in your RV.  Bryce Canyon is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.

The Bryce Canyon area is a great destination any time of

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Boulder Utah – All Points of the Compass

Upper Calf Creek Falls – Near Boulder Utah

Located at the junction of Scenic Byway 12 and the Burr Trail, Boulder is conveniently situated for exploring scenic Bryce Canyon country. Boulder sits at the base of Boulder Mountain, surrounded by Dixie National Forest to the north and west, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to the south.

The Burr Trail about 10 miles east of Boulder Utah

A drive along Scenic Byway 12 leads to attractions

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