Preparing to go into the Backcountry

Veering off the beaten path is a great way to experience Bryce Canyon Country’s rugged beauty. But the backcountry can be a dangerous place, even for experienced explorers. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your backcountry adventures.

A view into the backcountry from your car along Scenic Byway 12.

The Basics
1. Plan ahead. Being as informed as possible about the area you intend to explore is one of the best ways to stay safe. Consider things like

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Highway 12 On The Today Show

Scenic Byway 12 was highlighted on the Today show this week.   Jenna Bush Hager, one of the twin daughters of George W. Bush takes viewers on a scenic tour of Scenicy Byway 12 near Bryce Canyon and through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.   View the story here.

Scenic Byway 12 Featured on the Today Show

NEW – Scenic Byway 12 Video

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Check out this new video produced independently about Scenic Byway 12 in Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country.   You’ll see that this region is a great destination to visit year-round.   Scenic Byway 12 is an All American Road and rated as one of the top 10 scenic drives in America.