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Known as the forest of stone, Bryce Canyon National Park is home to some of the most spectacular geological formations on earth. Offering an endless amount of fun and scenery all year, and is located less than 90 minutes from Cedar City.
Here are some great reasons you should visit Bryce Canyon National Park.
01) Visit Inspiration Point
Beautiful from sunrise to sunset, Inspiration Point stretches outward, catching light on all the canyon formations. The park looks like it’s on fire glowing with reds, oranges, and pinks. The sight never ceases to disappoint.
02) Horseback Riding Tours
Similar to taking a trip back in time the early settlers of Utah would ride horses through the canyon for miles. You likewise can reserve a two-three hour horseback ride throughout the park trails, just as the early settlers used to ride through.
03) Ranger Nature Walks
Check in with the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center for a complete schedule of the daily nature walks and geology talks offered by national park service rangers.
Red rock formations provide perfect scenery to cycle up and down the park. Bryce Canyon stretches 17 miles, ascending thousands of feet over hoodoos, meadows and pine forest. Making a perfect day of breathing in the fresh air and enjoying nature. Utilize the bike path from Hwy 12 to the Bryce Canyon Lodge or ride your bicycle along the Bryce Canyon highway.
05) Camping Trips
North and Sunset are Bryce Canyons two reserved camping grounds. Both holding great access to park amenities and distance to geological wonders. Tents total $20 per night normally filling by late afternoon, treat yourself to the company of family and friends while you snack on s’mores next to a warm fire. Reserve your spot at recreation.gov.
06) Junior Ranger Programs
Park rangers provide a variety of games and activities daily that appeal to different interests. Ask at the front desk in the Lodge lobby to get your activity booklet and see what fun excursions are being offered so that you and your children don’t miss out.
07) Astronomy Programs
One of the most popular phenomenons at Bryce Canyon is their amazing dark skies and the opportunities of viewing the heavens above. Rangers offer visitors anything from full moon hikes to stargazing through a telescope. Plan a night adventure with a loved one and share in on the breathtaking sights.
08) Hiking Among The Hoodoos
Bryce Canyon has 8 different day-hiking trails that delve into the vastness of the canyon. Many trails are interconnected and so a wonderful combination is the Navajo and Queens Garden loop. If you just have a short period of time, the Rim Trail is a great way to take in the main views of the park.
09) Snowshoe Hiking
The clear crisp air and fresh powdery snow makes Bryce Canyon the perfect place to trek through during the winter months.
10) Seasonal Festivals
Annual celebrations are done at the park, such as The Geology and Astronomy Festivals that observe the beauty and necessity to continue to learn about earth’s environment. Rangers offer guided hikes, bus tours with geologists, evening programs with special guest speakers, as well as family oriented activities.
Don’t Miss Out On The Beauty!
Offering so many phenomenal sights, Bryce Canyon is a historic gem in itself. Check out Visit Cedar City.com to plan your visit ahead of time to ensure you aren’t missing out on any adventures!