Visit Bryce Canyon Country like a local this winter

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Anytime is a good time to be in Bryce Canyon Country, but winter holds special treats for those who venture here. As the temperature drops, so do the crowds. At this elevation, the chill in the air only accents the vastness of the blue sky. A serenity you can’t quite capture elsewhere seems to rest over the canyons, cliffs and mountaintops. The people who live and work in Bryce Canyon Country know a thing or two about where to go

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Bryce Canyon Forest

The Grand Staircase – Upper Steps

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In our prior post about the Grand Staircase we addressed the steps in the staircase that begin with the Grand Canyon and then move north toward the Vermillion and White Cliffs.  In this post we talk about the northern upper steps of these geologic layers. 

These gray formations are found below the Aquarius Plateau and are called “The Blues”.

The Gray CliffsTraveling between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National park only takes about an hour of driving but unveils 130

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Aquarius Plateau

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Utah’s Aquarius, Markagunt and Paunsaugunt plateaus are all part of the High Plateaus Section of the Colorado Plateau. Each plateau is defined by varied topography such as the lava fields and forested highlands of the Markagunt, rugged cliffs and dense alpine forests of the Aquarius, and the magnificent red rock formations found along the Paunsaugunt. More than a dozen national parks and monuments line the Colorado Plateau, notably Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie National

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