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Get to Know Bryce Canyon Country in Utah
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We have traveled our entire lives. As child, my parents told us to get in the car and we got on the road. A large part of my childhood was spent on road trips all over the United States. We put some serious mileage on all of our cars. We do the same thing today although not quite as often. We love to hit the road as family but we try not to drive more than 7 hours anywhere.
This year we have been looking for hiking options in both Utah and Colorado. I am loving the options for Utah and especially Bryce Canyon. Get to know Bryce Canyon Country in Utah.
Bryce Canyon Country in Utah
Bryce Canyon Country Utah is the kind of place where you will want to visit and then stay an extra day to see even more that they have to offer. Their main activities include:
- Horseback riding
- Mountain Biking
- Road Biking
- Scenic Drives
Bryce Canyon is located in Garfield County, Utah with surrounding areas including: Bryce Canyon National Park, Scenic Byway 12 and 143, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Dixie National Forest, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Anasazi Museum State Park. Garfield County is 5,028 square miles and the population is 5,024.
Sightseeing in Bryce Canyon is not only great for families to unplug but the entire family gets to experience a beautiful area. There are plenty of activities for all types of families, cultural, scenic and more. Once you explore Bryce Canyon Country, you can then spend days: hiring a guide or outfitter to do a jeep tour on the GSENM and/or canyoneering in slot canyons. Bryce Canyon has some of the darkest night skies in the world and they offer ranger dark sky activities, including telescopes and star tours.
Bryce Canyon has just completed a new non-motorized multi-use path from Red Canyon along National Scenic Byway 12 into Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park making a total 21 miles of paved path. Bryce Canyon is open in the winter and they offer groomed snowshoeing, cross country ski rentals & routes and more. The blanketed snow looks on the orange rock formations in Bryce is nothing short of stunning.More for Adventurers and Backpackers As an adventure travelers or backpacker, Bryce Canyon Country has you covered. You can experience Bryce Canyon National Park and Scenic Bwyay 12-Utah’s All-American Road plus many other opportunities for adventure travel and backpacking. The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument with nearly 2 million acres of land has so much to explore. Go from easy hiking to serious adventure or backpacking. Boulder and Escalante are great places to get all amenities for adventure, great food and overnight accommodations plus guides and outfitters.
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