Bryce Canyon Country, home to Bryce Canyon National Park
Nestled within the towering red rocks of southern Utah lies Bryce Canyon Country, home to Bryce Canyon National Park, The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and countless other state parks and scenic views. The area is only an hour drive to a commercial airport and four hours from either Las Vegas or Salt Lake City— an ideal road trip destination.
Hiking in Bryce Canyon Country is incredible all year round.
With the largest collection of hoodoos in the world, hikers in Bryce Canyon and Red Canyon will stand in awe of the tall red rock spires. Trails in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument lead to stunning geological formations like Devils Garden and the slot canyons of Spooky Gulch, among others.
Experience wintertime in Bryce Canyon Country where the red rock pinnacles are capped with snow. Bryce Canyon Country has miles of groomed snowshoe and snowmobile trails. All running through green forests near the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. Adventurers of all experience levels will love winding through the snowcapped red rocks and ponderosa pines.
Panguitch Lake is one of the best places in Utah for ice fishing. It is best accessed from the charming town of Panguitch during the winter. Ever wanted to take a sleigh ride in the snow? A sleigh ride to the rim of Bryce Canyon is another don’t-miss opportunity to view the beautiful park.
Wintertime visitors won’t want to miss the annual Winter Festival held each President’s Day weekend at Ruby’s Inn. The 2017 event will take place on February
18-20. The festival brings everyone together to enjoy free snowshoeing and cross country ski tours, along with an archery clinic, photo contests, kids’ crafts, ski clinics and more.
RV Campgrounds are abundant in the Bryce Canyon area, making traveling by RV in the area very convenient, even in the wintertime. Check out the Bryce Canyon Resort or Ruby’s Inn RV Parks for close access to the beauty of Bryce Canyon. Or, head over to the Shooting Star RV resort in Escalante for an up close and personal taste of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Panguitch Lake Adventure Resort offers over 50 RV lot sites for easy access to ice fishing on Panguitch Lake.
To plan your own world-class vacation and find more information about RV parks in the area, visit: www.brycecanyoncountry.com or call the Garfield County Tourism Office at 800-444-6689.