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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
  • ATV’s
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking
  • Fishing
  • Canyoneering
  • Scenic Drives

Bryce Canyon 3Bryce 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.Bryce Canyon 2More 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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  1. Catherine S

    This looks like a great place to visit. I would love to go and do some fishing.

  2. Pam

    I don’t think I have ever heard of Bryce Canyon! It looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  3. Bryce Canyon is absolutely beautiful. I’ve never been but hope to soon. Love learning about new destinations to add to my travel bucket list.

  4. Tracey

    This is stunning! It seems like one of those places you need to experience in person to take it all in. Adding to the travel bucket list!

  5. While all the pictures here are beautiful, that first one is amazing. Utah is a gorgeous place.

  6. Bryce Canyon looks breathtakingly beautiful. I live right next door in Nevada and had no idea this existed just four hours away. We will definitely be planning a weekend trip soon!

  7. It would be nice to head out there with my boyfriend during the winter. We would have to do some skiing for sure.

  8. What an extraordinary area! It reminds me of the Grand Canyon which we visited a few Spring Breaks ago. Watching the light is amazing.

  9. This looks so beautiful. I would love to go and explore Bryce Canyon. These photos are amazing.

  10. My gosh, it looks so breathtaking there! I would absolutely love to spend a few days exploring and photographing Bryce Canyon Country!

  11. deb

    I have never been to Bryce Canyon and now I’m wondering why….it looks so very lovely.

  12. I’m loving this. I just did some hiking in a canyon so this is right up my alley. I’ll add it to my list.

  13. Crystal

    I went on a lot of road trips as a kid, and loved Bryce Canyon. But sadly I’ve not been back. I need to plan a trip for my family.

  14. Wow, those are amazing photographs! It definitely sounds like a place my family would love to visit! In fact, that sounds like it would be a great vacation for us to take with my parents so that it can be an extended family vacation too.

  15. I have never been to Utah. I have always wanted to go because of all the natural beauty. Looking at this pics, makes me want to go even more.

  16. Veronica

    What a beautiful place! I would love to see that first hand

  17. Those views alone are gorgeous. I’m pinning this to a travel board!

  18. Wow! The views alone are stunning! I would love to visit Bryce Canyon with my family.

  19. Beautiful photos. I’m not very out doorsey but I’d definitly go for a scenic drive.

  20. Becca Wilson

    This is a beautiful place. I have lots that I want to see! I just need to make the time.

  21. Rosie

    I’ve never been anywhere even remotely like this. These pictures are amazing, and now I would love to experience Bryce Canyon! I want to check it out!

  22. I had never heard of Bryce Canyon until now. From what is described in this article it seems really a wonderful place to visit.

  23. Cheryl

    Utah is one of the few places I haven’t been. Bryce Canyon looks absolutely awesome.

  24. Kristi

    What a beautiful area. I love that there are several national parks in Utah. Great state to wander and enjoy nature.

  25. WOW! Breathtaking photos. We have been thinking about traveling to Utah so thanks for the tips!

  26. A beautiful creation! I thought this is the only country that haved a this kind of view.

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