Bryce Canyon Country boasts all sorts of hidden beauty waiting to be discovered and explored – and sometimes a scenic drive is just the way to do it. The Burr Trail begins near Boulder, UT, and winds for 66 miles through some of southern Utah’s most untamed landscape. Take a scenic trip through majesty and history along this remote backway, which follows the cattle trail blazed by John Atlantic Burr in the 1800s. Follow the winding road through the southern
Boulder Mountain is a destination all in itself, with endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreation. With more than 50,000 acres of forest on the Aquarius Plateau, Boulder Mountain is the highest timbered plateau in North America. Blue Bell Knoll — called Boulder Top by locals — peaks at 11,313 feet. As you can imagine, the views are spectacular in every direction, with Capitol Reef National Park to the east, Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area and the Escalante River to
Capitol Reef Country’s history is full of colorful characters. Napoleon Bonaparte Roundy, known as Pole to his friends and locals, was a “rough-cut” Mormon who was quick on the trigger and not afraid to show it.
Born in Centerville on February 5, 1851 to parents Susannah Wallace and Lorenzo Wesley Roundy, Pole was just a young boy (the seventh of eight siblings) when the family was called by Mormon church leader Brigham Young to join other
The Boulder Heritage Festival celebrates Boulder’s unique culture and history with three days of family-friendly entertainment including music, presentations, arts and crafts, historic games and more. The 2012 festival takes place Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14 at Anasazi State Park. The theme for this year’s annual festival is Roads, Trails and Cow Paths. The Boulder Heritage Festival is sponsored by the Boulder Heritage Foundation (see event details here).
Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area contains 25,751 acres of unspoiled rugged beauty, with sheer vertical Navajo sandstone canyon walls carved by tributaries of the Escalante River rising majestically above the canyon floor. Pine Creek runs north-south through a steep monocline to form the area known as The Box. The Wilderness Area is home to a variety of wildlife such as mule deer, elk, cougar, and several bird species, and wild populations of brown and rainbow trout found in Pine Creek.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, one of the newest national monuments in the national park system, is truly a wonder to behold; it contains 1.7 million acres of land, more than six thousand vertical feet of alternating cliffs, slopes, and terraces, and extends from the Utah / Arizona border just north rim of the Grand Canyon to the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Laid out like giant stairs, each “riser” is about 2,000 feet high and each “tread” is a
Hitting the trails on horseback in Bryce Canyon Country is a fun and memorable adventure. A variety of equestrian trails for horseback riding lead through diverse landscape and scenery, from groomed paths to remote backcountry. Outfitters throughout Bryce Canyon Country can assist with guided half-, full-, or multi-day excursions for a true Wild West experience on horseback.
Kodachrome Basin’s 2.9-mile Panorama Trail leads through the state park’s spectacular rock formations. There
Boulder Mountain looms just north and west of Boulder and Escalante, and is easily accessible from most points in Bryce Canyon Country via Scenic Byway 12. Boulder Mountain is the highest timbered plateau in North America, peaking at 11,313 feet at Blue Bell Knoll—known fondly by locals as Boulder Top—and its 50,000 forested acres cover nearly half of the Aquarius Plateau.
The views from Boulder Mountain are spectacular in every
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.
A drive along Scenic Byway 12 leads to attractions