Southern Utah Jack Rabbit

Small Wildlife – Bryce Canyon Country

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Wildlife watchers always hope to catch a glimpse of brag-worthy animals: bears, Rocky Mountain elk, Peregrine falcon. Sure it happens, most people are more likely to cross paths with the many smaller animals that call Bryce Canyon Country home such as cottontail and jack rabbits, porcupines, ringtail cats, raccoons, marmots, weasels, badgers, skunks, Golden mantled ground squirrels, Uinta chipmunks, and the endangered Utah Prairie Dog.

Elevation, climate, and availability of food and water usually determine which animals you’ll see where. In

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Devils Garden Utah

Devils Garden: A Natural Playground

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Welcome to Devils Garden, a natural playground located in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument about 17 miles southeast of Escalante. This surreal high desert landscape is accented by natural sandstone arches, hoodoos and monoliths colorfully sculpted over 170 million years by wind, ice, and thermal erosion. Distinct layers of red and white sandstone, blended with erosion-resistant caprock, create some of the area’s most notable rock formations such as Metate Arch, Mano Arch, Gnome Rock, the Marching Trolls, and the Four

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Insider’s Guide to Bryce Canyon (Part 2)

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Hit the Backcountry Trails: Bryce Canyon National Park’s backcountry trails offer rugged adventure in the midst of unimaginable beauty and solitude. Backcountry hikes include the 22.9-mile Under-the-Rim Trail and the 8.8-mile Rigg Springs Loop trail. Expect serious changes in elevation (from 6,800 feet to 9,115 feet) and know your personal limits. There are first-come campsites along both trails and permits are required for all overnight stays. You can also hike into Bryce Canyon from the nearby town of Tropic. Permits are

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Insider’s Guide to Bryce Canyon (Part 1)

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Bryce Canyon’s iconic hoodoos and majestic red rock landscape draws more than a million visitors each year. Learn how to make the most of your visit to Bryce Canyon National Park!

Visitor Center

Start your Bryce Canyon National Park trip at the visitor center, located about 1.5 miles inside the main entrance. The visitor center boasts a museum with interpretive displays about Bryce Canyon’s unique geology, Native American and pioneer history, and wildlife. The visitor center is the place to obtain back-country

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Traveling To Bryce Canyon Country

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Beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park is just the beginning of your Bryce Canyon Country adventure. With a national monument, national and state parks, alpine lakes and forests, charming towns and scenic backways, Bryce Canyon Country is more than a vacation—it’s a destination.Now that you know how much there is to do in Bryce Canyon Country, how do you get here? Pick your closest airport, or hop in your car and make the drive, enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way.AIRLINES

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Ebenezer Bryce

The History of Bryce Canyon’s Namesake

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Perhaps two of the most immortalized “Ebenezers”in namesake history are the infamous Scrooge, forever celebrated as the former miser who despised Christmas, and the lesser known, Bryce, the man whose name is responsible for characterizing the other-wordly rock formations and stark landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Ebenezer Bryce

Born in Scotland on November 17th, 1830, Ebenezer Bryce was a Mormon pioneer and one of a large number of converts to the LDS church who left Scotland for Utah in

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Discovery.com Features Bryce Canyon Country

Writer Eric Rogell recently visited the Bryce Canyon region and came away some strong impressions, which he has recently published on Discovery.com.

In his article Eric discusses how there is so much more than just hoodoos and hiking.  Mountain biking, ATV riding,  horseback riding, snowmobiling, and even star-gazing, are just some of the other activities highlighted in Eric’s recent post.

Horseback riding in the Bryce Canyon region is quite spectacular.

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Winter Activities – Utah’s Bryce Canyon Region

Just outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn is responsible for more than 30 miles of cross country ski trails which begin right near the hotel—you can literally ski right outside your door—and wind through alpine meadows and Ponderosa pine forests. Some of the trails lead to breathtaking overlooks of Bryce Canyon, and some connect with designated trails inside Bryce Canyon National Park. The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival (hosted by Ruby’s Inn over President’s Day Weekend) offers free snowshoeing, cross

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Fall Colors – Bryce Canyon Country

Hillsides turn multiple colors in the fall season in Utah's Bryce Canyon region.

Fall is an ideal time to visit Bryce Canyon Country, when colorful foliage and cooler temperatures beckon and the summer crowds dwindle. Autumn’s brilliant reds, oranges, and golds typically peak around mid-October at Bryce Canyon Country’s lower elevations, which are still upwards of 4,000 feet. Fall colors tend to peak earlier at higher elevations like Panguitch Lake and Boulder Mountain, usually around mid-September to

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Entertainment in Bryce Canyon Country

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Bryce Canyon Country offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment. From summer rodeos to winter festivals, there’s always something fun happening in Bryce Canyon Country.

Triple C Arena/Canyon Country Complex: The Triple C Arena/Canyon Country Complex is Bryce Canyon Country’s premier venue for indoor and outdoor entertainment. The state-of-the-art event center hosts concerts, rodeos, sporting events and more. Past events include the nationally sanctioned Little Britches rodeo, NBGA Barrel Races, the Garfield County Fair, and music concerts by

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