Top 10 Scenic Attractions

Visit the top 10 most scenic places in Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country! To help you plan the experience of a lifetime, here are the top 10 destinations to experience while visiting this red-rock wonderland.

10. Mossy Cave

Take the family on a hike through pink cliffs and refreshing water to see this hidden cavern. 

  • Mossy Cave is an extremely popular trail in summer—consider visiting before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. to avoid peak visitation.
  • The Mossy Cave parking lot has recently been changed to improve traffic safety and flow. Slow down when approaching this area as vehicles may be entering or exiting.
  • Only park in designated areas. Illegally parked vehicles may be damaged by falling rocks along roadsides.
  • Delicate rocks and sensitive plants exist throughout this area, so please stay on the main trail and respect all posted signs.
  • Please note that no camping is permitted in the Mossy Cave area, including the parking lot.

9. Panguitch Lake

Get the fishing pole out and enjoy some of the best fishing and largest rainbow trout in the West.

8. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Get an up-close experience with thousands of pieces of petrified wood, calcified fossils, and dinosaur bones.

7. Anasazi State Park Museum

This ancient Indian Village is full of artifacts of one of the largest Anasazi communities west of the Colorado River.

6. Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest

This popular forest is home to breathtaking scenery and activities for the whole family, including hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and ATV riding.

5. Boulder Mountain

Discover this hidden geological treasure full of large, white sandstone domes and sheer cliffs–painted with every color in the rainbow. Utah’s Aquarius Plateau is the highest timbered plateau in North America.

4. Kodachrome Basin State Park

Explore the tall chimney rocks and rugged desert landscape of the colorful Kodachrome Basin.

3. Scenic Byway 12

Take a road trip on this “All American Road”–and travel 124 miles of the most scenically diverse terrain in the United States.

2. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Photographers love the striking beauty of the multi-colored plateaus at the Grand Staircase.

1. Bryce Canyon National Park

Imagine taking in a lifetime of scenery in just one place. That’s what it’s like standing over the giant, natural amphitheater full of towering red rock spires called hoodoos. The rock formations are a must-see at sunrise and sunset when the canyon comes alive with color.

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