Bryce Canyon National Park
Southwestern Utah is known for its spectacular scenery and National Parks. Welcome to Bryce Canyon National Park, a true Utah landmark and possibly Utah’s most loved National Park. A dramatic and surreal landscape of thousands of delicately carved spires and ancient rock formations in brilliant hues of red, orange and white that form the amphitheatres and hoodoos along the eastern side of the Paunsaguant Plateau, creating the famous Bryce Canyon. Marvel at the towering hoodoos and natural bridges transformed by vibrant sunrises and sunsets and one of the most profound night skies creating world-class stargazing. Explore Bryce Canyon’s immense landscape of vast canyons, pink cliffs and rocks that spread as far as The Grand Staircase, Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, and forests of Bristlecone pine trees, some of the oldest trees in the world. Bryce Amphitheatre is home to many of the most famous structures and is the most visited part of the park. Wildlife graze along the roadside and Golden Eagles soar the skies.
Scenic Ancient Paths
Bryce Canyon is as well known for its incredible recreational opportunities as it is for the spectacular scenery. The less adventurous can discover the beauty of the park on a breathtaking 37 mile round trip to the 15 most popular viewpoints. Those looking for an extraordinary experience can explore the remote backcountry trails by foot or mountain bike through forests and meadows of wildflowers. Follow the ancient paths of Butch Cassidy, where natives once hunted and slept under the stars, or explore the narrow passages by horseback. The star blazed night skies draw visitors from all over the world to the Astronomy Festival in the summer and at an elevation of 8,000 to 9,000 feet, winter months brings snowfall to Bryce Canyon, an opportunity to cross country ski and snowshoe through the Utah Desert. Be sure to join the Bronco Busters and cowboys at the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. Whether searching for solitude or outdoor adventure, Bryce Canyon is a destination not to be missed.
Explore the surrounding area
The areas surrounding Bryce Canyon National Park are as beautiful and waiting to be explored. Panguitch
is home to Panguitch Lake, a year-round fisherman’s paradise, known as one of Utah’s best ice fishing lakes. Nearby Brian Head offers excellent skiing and winter sports and set amongst the pines and aspens of Dixie National Forest is the quaint village of Duck Creek Village. Head to Zion National Park for more beauty and outdoor adventure.