Bryce Canyon National Park

Queens Garden Trail

The Queens Garden Trail beginning at Sunrise Point, descending 320 feet (98m), is considered the least difficult trail entering the canyon from the rim. Traveling this trail you will see many hoodoos, representative of garden like features. Using your imagination you may be able to see Queen Victoria at ...

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Bristlecone Loop

The Bristlecone Loop, accessible from Rainbow Point at the southern end of the park, meanders through the forest atop this highest portion of the park, reaching elevations over 9,100 feet (2778 m). Here you will pass by Bristlecone Pines up to 1,800-years-old and experience vistas reaching into the Four ...

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Rim Trail

The Rim Trail offers hikers the opportunity to see Bryce, encompassing the main amphitheater, from "on top". The entire trail extending from Fairyland to Bryce Point has several steep elevation changes and is 5.5 miles/9.16 kilometers one way. One section between Sunrise and Sunset points is considered an "easy" ...

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Mossy Cave Trail

At first, this canyon known as Water Canyon, might look like any ordinary Bryce Canyon kind of canyon. It's not. From 1890-1892 Mormon Pioneers labored with picks and shovels to carve an irrigation ditch from the East Fork of the Sevier River, through the Paunsaugunt Plateau, into this canyon. As ...

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Traveling to Utah next week. Annual Pass $80 per person or per car?
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"Provides entrance or access to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federally operated recreation sites across the country" and "Covers the pass holder and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged. "

So, if you're entering a park that has a vehicle entrance fee, you can fill the car with people and get everyone in.  However, if you're entering a park that has a "per person" fee, the pass will admit you, plus 3 people 16yrs or older (there's no entry fee for 15yrs and under).

Check out the National Park Service's page on the "America the Beautiful" annual pass.

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If you don't already have your annual pass, you can buy it online at www.parkpass.net!
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We are driving from Las Vegas to Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce and Zion. We have 4 nights. How much time should we spend at each park?
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Hi Park Lover,

I would recommend spending one day in each of the four parks you mentioned, as they all have a variety of sights to see and activities to experience. Click on the links below for a list of 5 things to do in each of the parks:

Arches

Canyonlands

Bryce

Zion

Have a wonderful trip and remember to check back in with us at OhRanger.com to post more comments and photos!


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Approximately how long will it take to drive from Bryce NP to Moab, UT, and what route do you recommend?
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Your trip will be taking you right through the Grand Circle. (www.grandcircle.org) This collection of seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations offers lots to see and do!

You’ll travel between about 300 and 450 miles, and your trip will take between four and six hours, depending on the route you choose. The highway route through Cedar City and along Interstates 15 and 70 is quicker, and will allow you to stop at Cedar Breaks National Monument (www.ohranger.com/cedar-breaks). It’s one of the Grand Circle’s best-kept secrets, and may be on its way to becoming a national park! Get the full story here: http://www.ohranger.com/cedar-breaks/news/2009/cedar-breaks-america%E2%80%99s-next-national-park.

The longer trip, along routes 12 and 24, will allow you to experience Utah’s less-traveled roads and take you through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (http://www.ohranger.com/grand-staircase-escalante) and Capitol Reef National Park (http://www.ohranger.com/capitol-reef).

Choose the route that’s best for you, but either way, dedicate an entire day to the drive, so you can explore the sights in the area!

While you’re in the Grand Circle, consider stopping at Zion (www.ohranger.com/zion), Canyonlands (www.ohranger.com/canyonlands) and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (http://www.ohranger.com/canyonlands/5-things-see-canyonlands). For more information check out www.grandcircle.org and www.utah.com/nationalparks/grandcircle.htm. Some suggested itineraries are available at http://www.utah.com/itineraries/grand_circle.htm.


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HI south of cannonville is it ok to drive a sedan car on cottonwood canyon Rd to Hway 98 ; if yes how long does it last ? THANK'S , OLIVIER
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Hi Oliver. Unfortunately, heading south from Cannonville, Utah on Cottonwood Canyon Road won't get you back to the Hwy... Cottonwood Canyon Road will take you Kodachrome Basin State Park, however, which is a beautiful and fascinating destination in and of itself. http://www.ohranger.com/ut/kodachrome-basin If you want to get back to 89, take Cottonwood Canyon north to Rt. 12, and follow that north for about 25 miles. Have fun, and make sure to check back with us at OhRanger.com if you have any other questions along the way. Thanks!
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Perhaps you were referring to the Cottonwood Canyon Road Scenic Backway? The trip on Cottonwood Canyon Road from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water, UT, (just outside of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area) is 46 miles and takes two hours. The road is mostly unpaved, and requires a vehicle with high clearance and 4-wheel drive.

During heavy rains the whole road becomes impassable, and the portion south of Kodachrome State Park is impassable in ANY wet weather. Be sure to call the BLM's Big Water Visitor Center at (435) 675-3200 for current road conditions before traveling on any portion of the road!
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I need help planning a 2 week car tour of southeastern Utah and northern Arizona plus Las Vegas
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In Utah You’ll be right in the heart of the Grand Circle, a collection of seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations. Take some time to explore some of these places, including Zion, Canyonlands and Monument Valley. I would also recommend visiting the Grand Canyon while in Arizona. For more information on sights to see in the area, check out www.grandcircle.org and www.utah.com/nationalparks/grandcircle.htm. For more information on specific parks and activities in Arizona, go to http://www.ohranger.com/, click on “Where to Go” and then click on Arizona state on the map. Then, scroll down to find a list of all the parks and public lands in Arizona. You can also click on one of the activities shown in “STEP 2: SELECT ONE OR MORE THINGS TO DO,” which will narrow down your search and only show you parks that have the activity you’re searching for. You can repeat these steps with both Utah and Nevada as your starting point. Please swing by OhRanger.com after your trip to let us know how it went!
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June is chock-full of Stargazing Events in the Southwest

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June is prime time for stargazing in the Southwest—with night sky festivals and events at Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon and Tuzigoot National Monument!Far away from urban centers, the Colorado Plateau boasts some of the darkest night skies in the country and offers unmatched skywatching opportunities. Take advantage of ...

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