Bryce Canyon National Park Helicopter Tours
Zion Helicopters offers aerial photography flights so that you are able to capture stunning images of Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park and Zion National Park, or any other points of interest with your personal equipment or with our professional services. Aerial photography is one of our specialties at Zion Helicopters. Our pilots are highly trained in safely positioning the helicopter to assist in capturing the perfect photograph or video. At Zion Helicopters the pilot and photographer talk about the photographs or video needed before each flight to ensure the job gets done in the most efficient way.
Zion Helicopters offers many different scenic flights and tours, whatever National Park intrigues you the most let us take you there. Not only will you be seeing the most beautiful scenery you will be doing it in a luxurious Rolls Royce Turbine helicopter. We are located within a 100 miles of more than a dozen National Parks, Recreation Areas, and Monuments. Making Zion Helicopters one of the most perfect places to start the most unforgettable and enchanting tours.
Activities For Kids In Bryce Canyon
Just for Kids programs every day at 3:00pm in the park. Games and Activities designed Just For Kids to learn about the cultural or natural history or Bryce Canyon National Park. Have an adult sign you up at the Visitor Center because spaces are limited and it fills up fast.
Even though the activities are designed especially for our young visitors, we do require one adult to remain with their respective kids.
Junior Ranger Program
Games and activities designed for kids to learn about Bryce Canyon ecology independently.
Each potential Junior Ranger is required to do workbook activities, attend a ranger guided program,and collect a bag of litter inside the park.
Once the kids have completed these requirements, they can return to the Visitor Center and receive a Junior Ranger badge, patch and a certificate certifying their status as a Bryce Canyon Junior Ranger.
Junior Rangers are young people who:
- Care about Bryce Canyon and all the national parks
- Help to keep our national parks clean
- Show respect for nature
- Learn as much as they can about plants, animals, history and planet Earth.
- May become national park rangers one day!
Join a ranger for games and activities about ecology and Bryce Canyon, designed especially for you. These special programs last one hour and are for KIDS ONLY!
Reservations are required to come to these way cool programs so have Mom or Dad sign you up at the Visitor Center when you first get to the park.
Throughout the summer Rangers will be testing different activities in the Geodetectives program. Ask at the information desk to find out if you are there on the lucky day.
Winter Activities In Bryce Canyon
Looking for some winter fun in Bryce Canyon? Ruby’s Inn has a wide variety of winter activities. Visit Ruby’s Inn Winter Activities page for a full list.
In winter this high plateau offers the most reliable snow and longest season in the southwest United States. Its hills and valleys provide the ultimate in diverse terrain and scenic beauty.
Bryce Canyon National Park and the surrounding areas are often forgotten about during the winter months. This is actually one of the best times of year to several things including photography, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, and Ice Fishing. There is a long list of very exciting and enjoyable activities that take place all winter long in the City of Bryce.
With the Paunsuagunt Plateau reaching up to 9,000 feet (2,800 m) the average snowfall is around 200”s. This gives way to Great Snowmobiling and other winter activities. There is a lot of open snow covered ground, groomed trails just outside of the Bryce Canyon National Park gate, to where you can take off on Skis, Snowshoes or snowmobiles.
Ruby’s Inn Ice Skating is another great winter activity to think about when visiting Bryce Canyon in the winter months. Their skating ring (in the City of Bryce) is maintained for guests and people visiting the area. It is always a great time with the family and fun activity in the outdoors. Where its one of your past times or you have never been on skates everyone is welcome to give it a try!
Ice Fishing is another great opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty of Bryce and the surrounding areas. There are many lakes close by that give opportunity for great ice fishing including; Panguitch Lake, Otter Creek, Tropic Reservoir, and many more. These lake are generally stalked all spring summer and fall with different kinds of trout.
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Hunting In Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon Area Hunting Guides
Scenic Rim Trail Rides
Hunting for deer, elk, black bear and mountain lion on the Aquarius and Paunsaugunt Plateaus.
Although, Hunting is outlawed inside of Bryce Canyon National Park, outside of the park boundaries you can find an abundance of western wildlife living on the Paunsaugunt Plateau unit. This area is located in Kane and Garfield County, Utah and is one of the best western big game units in the United State for many species. This area is home to; Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, Antelope, Black Bear, Cougar, as well as many game birds including Pheasant, chucker, pine hen and many more. To view a great hunting map of Paunsaugunt Plateau unit please visit: http://wildlife.utah.gov/maps/public/details_boundary.php?boundary_id=163
This Big Game hunting unit is most commonly known for its Trophy Mule Deer and its higher quality of the species. The most common time you can view these deer is the first hour of each day and the last hour of light. This is when these animals typically look for food and water, before going for thick cover. Looking near water sources is always a great idea when out scouting for Mule Deer and most Big Game animals during the spring, summer and fall months. Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources claims that there is around 35 Buck to 100 Does, so there is a great ratio of Bucks as compared to most regions.
Hunting on the Paunsaugunt Plateau can be challenging for many reason including the 7,000-9,000 feet (2,100-2,800 m) elevation change. There is a thick Pine, Juniper, and Cedar tree cover that blankets most of the entire unit. With the thickness of cover and the abundance of water sources these animals are in a great survival habitat. There is a couple main water sources that are always a great start for view these animals including Tropic reservoir (on top of the Plateau) and The Sevier River which runs the entire length of the Paunsaugunt unit. This hunting unit because of it elevation averages about 200 inches (5,100 mm) of snowfall per year and has at least 200 days in which the temperatures drop below freezing.
What will make your big game hunting or viewing a better experience? First, having the correct equipment, a good pair of 10X40 binoculars with you or spotting scope will help you to not only find these animals, but it will give you a much close look at them. Being pre-paired for all kinds of weather, including, rain, snow, and sunshine will make the game of patients much more comfortable. Do not make it harder than it needs to be, look for animals around water and food sources. There are creeks spread all through the Plateau that run year round. These creeks can be found in almost every Canyon and include such names as; Blue Fly Creek, Blubber Creek, Kanab and North fork of Kanab creek. A vehicle with 4-wheel drive will greatly increase your odds viewing of animals by being able to cover a lot of ground. Most of the dirt roads on the Paunsaugunt are maintained regularly but do to high traffic and weather the roads can get muddy or snow covered in just a few minutes. Another options is to set up trail cameras. Many hunters and guide service are now relying on Trail Cameras to figure out what animals are in the area and get their eating and drinking patterns figured out. These cameras are generally hung on trees near heavily trafficked water and food sources as well as game trails.
To research out how you can acquire a hunting tags for the abundance of Big game and bird specifies that calls the Bryce Canyon area home please visit Utah’s DNR website: http://wildlife.utah.gov
If you are lucky enough to acquire a Big Game permit through the Utah Big Game draw or landowner tag or action, looking into a guide service is not a bad idea. This is a very tough unit to learn but the rewards of it can make memories for a lifetime!
BRYCE CANYON GEOLOGY SEDIMENTATION LITHIFICATION UPLIFT EROSION
Bryce Canyon Geology
Nowhere else in the world can you find rock pinnacles with fantastic shapes like the ones found in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Located in the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau in Utah, Bryce Canyon’s elevation, erosion, climate and rock type are all elements that, when combined, form fantastical shapes called Hoodoos.
Hoodoos Cast Their Spell
Hoodoo – a pillar of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion.
Hoodoo – to cast a spell.
Early Native Americans left little to tell us of their use of the plateaus. We know that people have been in the Colorado Plateau region for about 12,000 years, but only random fragments of worked stone tell of their presence near Bryce Canyon. Artifacts tell a more detailed story of use at lower elevations beyond the park’s boundary. Both Anasazi and Fremont influences are found near the park. The people of each culture left bits of a puzzle to be pieced together by present and future archaeologists. Paiutes lived in the region when Euro-Americans arrived in southern Utah. Paiutes explained the colorful hoodoos as “Legend People” who were turned to stone by Coyote.
The Paiutes were living throughout the area when Capt. Clarence E. Dutton explored here with John Wesley Powell in the 1870s. Many of today’s place names come from this time. Dutton’s report gave the name Pink Cliffs to the Claron Formation. Other names – Paunsaugunt, place or home of the beavers; Paria, muddy water or elk water; Panguitch, water or fish; and Yovimpa, point of pines – were derived from the Paiute language.
The Paiutes were displaced by emissaries of the LDS Church who developed the many small communities throughout Utah. Ebenezer Bryce aided in the settlement of southwestern Utah and northern Arizona. In 1875 he came to the Paria Valley to live and harvest timber from the plateau. Neighbors called the canyon behind his home Bryce’s Canyon. Today it remains the name not only of one canyon but also of a national park.
Shortly after 1900, visitors were coming to see the colorful geologic sights, and the first accommodations were built along the Paunsaugunt Plateau rim above Bryce’s Canyon. By 1920 efforts were started to set aside these scenic wonders. In 1923 President Warren G. Harding proclaimed part of the area as Bryce Canyon National Monument under the Powell (now Dixie) National Forest. In 1924 legislation was passed to establish the area as Utah National Park, but the provisions of this legislation were not met until 1928. Legislation was passed that year to change the name of the new park to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Each year the park is visited by more than 1.5 million visitors from all over the world. Open all year, the park offers recreational opportunities in each season. Hiking, sightseeing, and photography are the most popular summer activities. Spring and fall months offer greater solitude. In the winter months, quiet combines with the area’s best air quality for unparalleled views and serenity beyond compare. In all seasons fantastic shapes cast their spell to remind us of what we protect here in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Visitors at Bryce Canyon National Park come to see the unique shapes formed in the Claron Formation. Bulging spires and narrow rock fins fan out from the edge of the plateau. These rock spires and fins are commonly known as Hoodoos.
The chaotic destructive force of water, not wind, is responsible for the fantastic shapes in Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon Hoodoos formed over thousands of years by the same processes that form the features of surrounding parks.
Water, ice and gravity are the forces at work in Bryce Canyon National Park. These three forces coupled with the differential erosion of the Claron Formation produces a different morphology than that of any other area in the world.
10-15 million years ago the Paunsaugunt Plateau was caught and lifted by the Colorado Plateau. Breaks, called joints, formed in the plateau during the uplift. Joints allowed water to flow into the rock and, as water flowed through, erosion widened them into rivulets and gullies. Over time, deep slot canyons formed in the sides of the plateau.
Bryce Canyon receives an average rainfall of 10 inches a year in the valley and approximately 19 inches a year on the plateau. The majority of the precipitation falls in mid to late summer, as monsoons, usually in the afternoon. These thunderstorms can be fierce, dropping an inch or two of rain in under an hour and can often be accompanied by hail.
Because the soil at Bryce Canyon is very dry, only the top inch of soil absorbs rainfall before it starts to run off causing a treacherous flash flood. During a flash flood, rapidly moving water can carry rocks, tree limbs, and other debris which crashes into the canyon walls and congest passageways. Flash floods are a serious risk for the many explorers drawn to Bryce Canyon Country’s scenic slot canyons each year. Fortunately, flash floods can usually be avoided with common sense safety practices and an understanding of the conditions that cause them.
The Paunsaugunt Plateau receives approximately 100 inches of snowfall a year, which means that everyday a small amount of snow melts and runs into the joints and freezes at night. When water freezes it expands to form an ice wedge in the joint, widening the space. The ice wedge grows as more snow melts and freezes until finally, it breaks the rock.
Fragments of rock, from tiny pebbles to boulders as large as Volkswagens, fall from hoodoos and the sides of the Paunsaugunt Plateau by frost wedging and gravity. The smaller pieces are washed away by monsoons and snow melt while Boulders explode into cobble sized pieces on the canyon floor.
Limestone, siltstone, dolomite and mudstone make up the four different rock types that form the Claron Formation. Each rock type erodes at different rates which is what causes the undulating shapes of the hoodoos.
Limestone, siltstone and dolomite are very hard and form the protective caprock on most of the spires. These harder rocks are eroded predominantly by frost.
Mudstone is the softest rock in a hoodoo and is easily identified by the way it forms the narrowest portion of the pinnacles. As mudstone moistens it erodes easily and runs down the sides of the rock forming mud stucco as a protective coating. Every time it rains the layer of mud stucco is renewed. If wind does not erode the stucco layer fast enough it will renew before wind erosion affects the rock. For this reason, wind has little to no effect on hoodoo formation or destruction.
While visiting Bryce Canyon National Park look for signs of wind and water erosion. It is surprising how visible the numerous signs of water erosion are, when you know what to look for.
The Cretaceous Period began some 144 million years ago and lasted until about 63 million years ago. The rock formations you see exposed at Bryce Canyon began to develop during this time. For 60 million years a great seaway extended northwestward into this area, depositing sediments of varying thickness and composition as it repeatedly invaded, retreated, and then re-invaded the region. Retreating to the southeast, it left sediments thousands of feet thick. Their remnants form the oldest, lowest, gray-brown rocks at Bryce Canyon.
In the Tertiary Period, between 66 and 40 million years ago, highlands to the west eroded into shallow, broad basins. Iron-rich, limy sediments were deposited in the beds of a series of lakes and streams. These became the red rocks of the Claron Formation from which the hoodoos are carved and for which the Pink Cliffs are named.
About Bryce Canyon National Park
Learn about Bryce Canyon National Park
Where is Bryce Canyon?
Bryce Canyon is located in South-Central Utah.
Bryce Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 170001
Bryce Canyon, Utah 84717-0001
Operating Hours In Bryce Canyon?
Bryce Canyon National Park is open 24 hours a day year round. While weather conditions may cause closures within the park and along the roads, park officials work hard to plow and make sure road conditions are safe to be opened up to visitors. Other areas of the park may close from time to time due to road and trail maintenance that varies each year.
When to Visit Bryce Canyon
Each year the park receives around 1.75 million visitors. The highest visitation times within the park are generally between June and September, with slower visitation traffic during the winter months of December, January and February.
Shuttles and Transportation in Bryce Canyon
How to get to Bryce Canyon
Regular commercial flights help guests reach Bryce Canyon through the following city air ports:
- Cedar City, Utah, located 87 miles from the park
- St. George, Utah, located 150 miles from the park
- Salt Lake City, Utah, located 270 miles from the park
- Las Vegas, Nevada, located 270 miles from the park
The Bryce Canyon Airport, which is located just four miles from the park has commercial flights that come from Las Vegas Nevada. For current carriers and schedule information please contact the airport at 435-834-5239. Private planes are welcomed at the Bryce Canyon Airport.
The Airport specs are as follows:
- Altitude: 7,586 feet
- Runway Length: 7,400 feet
- Runway Width: 75 feet
Shuttle services are available from the airport to local motels and other recreational opportunities within the area.
Sightseeing bus tours are available from St. George, Cedar City and Kanab, Utah.
Transportation in Bryce Canyon Park
Private vehicle rentals and bus tours originate outside the park.
In spring and summer, concession-operated horseback tours are offered in the park. Biking is permitted on paved roads only; there are no bike lanes. Bikes are not allowed on park trails (see section on adjacent attractions).
The Bryce Canyon Shuttle System: A FREE shuttle system enables visitors to enjoy the park and its natural and cultural beauty without the hassles of traffic. It also relieves some pressing natural resource protection concerns. It reduces the expenditure of tax dollars toward road maintenance and provides for better backcountry access. Visitors may park their vehicles at the Shuttle Staging Area (near Ruby’s Inn) or at Ruby’s Campground. Visitors can then board the shuttle from one of the stops listed below.
Shuttle Staging Area
Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
Bryce Canyon Lodge
Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
Shuttle Staging Area
Directions to Bryce Canyon
From north or south on U.S. 89, turn east on Utah 12 (seven miles south of Panguitch, Utah) and travel to the junction of Utah 12 and 63. Turn south (right) on Utah 63 and travel three miles to reach the park entrance. (Utah 12 continues east through the northern portion of the park.)
From the east, travel west on Utah 12 to the intersection of Utah 63. Turn south (left) to reach the park entrance.
Park Fees & Rates Bryce Canyon
Passenger cars are charged $20 per 7-day visit
$10 per site per night. (Golden Age and Golden Access Passport holders receive a 50% discount.) Backcountry permits are $5
Commercial tours are charged according to seating capacity as follows: $25 plus $5 per passenger for 1-6 seats; $50 for 7-15 seats; $60 for 16-25 seats; and $150 for 26 or more seats.
($50 annual fee) ($10 one time fee) Passports are available at the park Entrance Station and are honored for occupants of noncommercial vehicles. Golden Access Passports are issued at the park visitor center.
Facilities and Opportunities In Bryce Canyon
Visitor Center/Exhibits: The park visitor center is open year round except Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. A ten-minute slide program, exhibits, restrooms, information, and backcountry permits are available here. In addition, maps and other publications are available for purchase through Bryce Canyon Natural History Association.
Trails, Roads: The 18-mile main park road winds along the edge of the plateau, terminating at the south end of the park. Return to the entrance via the same road. Spur roads and pullouts offer opportunities for viewing and trailhead parking. Park speed limits range from 25 to 35 mph and are strictly enforced.
In summer, parking at most viewpoints is extremely congested. Your best chance of finding a parking space at Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration, Bryce, and Paria Viewpoints is before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.
Because all of Bryce Canyon’s viewpoints are east of the main park road, we recommend that you drive the 18-mile road to the southern end of the park, start with Rainbow Point, then stop at the remaining viewpoints on your way back to the park entrance. This will help you to avoid making left turns in front of oncoming traffic.
Due to steep grades and limited parking, trailers are not allowed beyond Sunset Campground. Campers should leave trailers at their campsite. Day visitors should leave trailers at their overnight campground, at Ruby’s Inn free shuttle parking area just outside the park, at the park visitor center or at the trailer turn-around south of Sunset Campground.
No vehicles over 25 feet in length are allowed at Paria View where the parking area is too small for large vehicles to turn around.
Marked bus parking spaces are available at all parking lots which can accommodate buses. Bus engines should be turned off while parked. Motorhomes and trailers are not permitted in spaces designated for buses.
The park has over 50 miles of hiking trails with a range of distances and elevation change. Assess your ability and know your limits. Use caution if unaccustomed to the high altitude.
Ranger Programs and Activities In Bryce Canyon
Park rangers and volunteers conduct interpretive activities, including hikes, walks, geology talks and evening slide programs from late spring through early fall. Check at the park visitor center or Bryce Canyon Lodge for daily schedules.
Junior Ranger Program:
The Junior Ranger Program offers children ages 12 and under the opportunity to learn more about the park. Although the program is designed as an independent learning experience in an effort to accommodate individual family schedules, one important requirement is that the kids attend a ranger-guided activity. Recommended minimum time needed for completion of the program is approximately one full day. When kids fulfill their requirements, they can bring their completed booklets to the park visitor center and receive a Junior Ranger certificate. In addition, a special patch is available for $1.
Volunteers in Parks (VIPs):
Each year at Bryce Canyon, volunteers donate more than 10,000 hours of service–over 10% of the park’s workforce. VIPs help staff information desks, serve as campground hosts, patrol trails, build fences, work with computers, conduct wildlife surveys, take photographs, and more.
Currently the park is seeking volunteer applications for a winter/spring Museum Tech position. Call 435/834-4412 or visit the Volunteers In Parks Job Opportunities page of the NPS ParkNet website www.nps.gov/volunteer/jobs for a position description and on-line application.
To learn about other volunteer opportunities at Bryce Canyon, ask for an information packet at the visitor center or write to:
Superintendent, Bryce Canyon National Park,
P.O. Box 170001,
Bryce Canyon, UT 84717-0001.
Food & Supplies In Bryce Canyon
Amfac Parks and Resorts, Inc. operates a dining room in the Bryce Canyon Lodge, as well as a general store at Sunrise Point. Groceries, souvenirs, camping supplies, quick meals, restrooms, coin-operated showers and laundry facilities are available at the store from April through October.
Private stores in the immediate area are open all year for food, supplies and other services.
Other Concessions/NPs-Managed Visitor Facilities and Opportunities:
In spring, summer and fall, wranglers lead horseback rides into Bryce Amphitheater along a dedicated horse trail as well as on the Peekaboo Loop Trail. Write to Canyon Trail Rides, PO Box 128, Tropic, UT 84776, or call 435/679-8665 or 435/834-5500 for information and reservations.
Accesibility of Bryce Canyon
Most park facilities were constructed between 1930 and 1960. Some have been upgraded for accessibility, while others could be used with assistance.
Because of the park’s natural terrain, only a half-mile section of Rim Trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points is wheelchair accessible. The one-mile Bristlecone Loop Trail at Rainbow Point has a hard surface and could be used with assistance, but several grades do not meet standards.
Parking is marked at all overlooks and public facilities. Accessible campsites are available in Sunset Campground.
Recommended Activities / Park Use
Sight-seeing, hiking, camping, backpacking, photography, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, bird watching and other wildlife observation, star gazing, contemplation, relaxation.
Basic Visit Recommendations:
Plan to spend from one to several days depending on your personal interests. Because of the wide variety of recreational opportunities on nearby private, state and other federal lands, you can easily plan an extended vacation in this area.
With a short time to spend in the park:
Stop at the Visitor Center for information, exhibits, and a ten-minute slide program. Publications and maps are available for purchase.
Drive to Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration and Bryce viewpoints.
Hike a canyon trail or stroll along the rim. Check at the Visitor Center for current trail conditions.
Lunch at one of the designated picnic areas.
With one or more days to spend in the park (in addition to the above):
Drive to Rainbow Point (18 miles one way) and stop at the 13 viewpoints on your return trip. Check at the Visitor Center for current road conditions and closures.
Attend a ranger-guided activity (available during summer months).
Snowshoe or cross-country ski a designated trail on the plateau top. Rental equipment is available outside the park.
Things To Do In Bryce Canyon
First ask yourself this, am I looking to be entertained or am I looking for things to do in Bryce Canyon national Park? In Bryce Canyon country you have to realize the possibilities and activities are almost endless! If you are planning a trip in the area of Bryce Canyon National Park and you are looking for entertainment, you are in the right spot to make some decisions. South Western Utah holds some nationally recognized entertainment options like the Ruby’s Inn Rodeo days & the esteemed Tuachan Amphitheater in St. George Utah. Bryce Canyon in specific has several options that are very entertaining to all, and hard to choose from. If you are looking for something a little off the beaten path please look no further that all of the activities pages on this very website. You will find everything from scenic drive and overlooks, horseback rides, shopping, four wheeling, ATV tours, biking trails, hiking trails, fishing, golf, rodeo, museums, and many more options! Remember that on some vacations and trips you look for things to entertain you, and then there are those, where you seek out your own idea of entertainment. This just might be that trip. Either way you will find so many things to do in Bryce Canyon that we hope that you can fit it all in. From places to see, and things to do there is something for everyone, and every age, in Bryce Canyon. Here are a few of the aforementioned activities! All of us who are looking for a unique adventure in Bryce Canyon will have no trouble finding something to do. No matter what visitors would like to do, they will be able to find it in the Bryce area. There are a variety of activities, both indoor and outdoor, that are sure to give every visitor an unforgettable vacation. Each exciting activity is made better by being surrounded by the gorgeous Bryce Canyon landscape. Whether you want to enjoy some time indoors, test your limits with a thrilling activity, or practice your favorite hobby, enjoy the time of your life during a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park. Some other exciting things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park include: Tuacahn Amphitheater Ruby’s Inn Rodeo Skiing Snowmobiling Archery Entertainment For all of us who prefer less strenuous activities, or those who need a break from the action, there are many different shows and performances for visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular events in Bryce Canyon, the Ruby’s Inn Rodeo, provides fantastic entertainment for the whole family. You can watch real cowboys on bucking broncos and bulls, while more adventurous visitors can get in on the action and ride a bull, as well. A few hours away, the Tuacahn Amphitheater hosts a variety of musicals, concerts, and shows for guests to enjoy. The whole family will find incredible entertainment and culture during their stay in Bryce Canyon.
Things To Do In Bryce Canyon National Park & the Surrounding Areas.
Spectacular outdoor musical with a backdrop of red sandstone cliffs reaching 1500 high.
Wednesday through Saturday, Memorial Day – End of August, Ruby’s Inn hosts the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo every summer. Join the fun and excitement at the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. Watch the bronco busters and cowboys display their skills as they perform in this western competition. This is one event you won’t want to miss! The rodeo is held nightly, Wednesday – Saturday, through the summer at Ruby’s Inn Rodeo Grounds.
First ask yourself this, am I looking to be entertained or am I looking for things to do in Bryce Canyon national Park? In Bryce Canyon country you have to realize the possibilities and activities are almost endless!
If you are planning a trip in the area of Bryce Canyon National Park and you are looking for entertainment, you are in the right spot to make some decisions. South Western Utah holds some nationally recognized entertainment options like the Ruby’s Inn Rodeo days & the esteemed Tuachan Amphitheater in St. George Utah.
Bryce Canyon in specific has several options that are very entertaining to all, and hard to choose from. If you are looking for something a little off the beaten path please look no further that all of the activities pages on this very website. You will find everything from scenic drive and overlooks, horseback rides, shopping, four wheeling, ATV tours, biking trails, hiking trails, fishing, golf, rodeo, museums, and many more options!
Remember that on some vacations and trips you look for things to entertain you, and then there are those, where you seek out your own idea of entertainment. This just might be that trip. Either way you will find so many things to do in Bryce Canyon that we hope that you can fit it all in. From places to see, and things to do there is something for everyone, and every age, in Bryce Canyon.
Here are a few of the aforementioned activities!
All of us who are looking for a unique adventure in Bryce Canyon will have no trouble finding something to do. No matter what visitors would like to do, they will be able to find it in the Bryce area. There are a variety of activities, both indoor and outdoor, that are sure to give every visitor an unforgettable vacation. Each exciting activity is made better by being surrounded by the gorgeous Bryce Canyon landscape. Whether you want to enjoy some time indoors, test your limits with a thrilling activity, or practice your favorite hobby, enjoy the time of your life during a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Some other exciting things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park include:
Ruby’s Inn Rodeo
For all of us who prefer less strenuous activities, or those who need a break from the action, there are many different shows and performances for visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular events in Bryce Canyon, the Ruby’s Inn Rodeo, provides fantastic entertainment for the whole family. You can watch real cowboys on bucking broncos and bulls, while more adventurous visitors can get in on the action and ride a bull, as well. A few hours away, the Tuacahn Amphitheater hosts a variety of musicals, concerts, and shows for guests to enjoy. The whole family will find incredible entertainment and culture during their stay in Bryce Canyon.
Tours In Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon is a magnificent place to visit and explore, there is no doubt. However its also very big with many different things to see! If you’d like a little help with this, would like to let someone else show you around, then here are a few guides to help you with that. Everything from scenic tours, to ATV/Jeep and of course Horseback tours. These guides are people who have lived and worked in and around Bryce Canyon and have detailed knowledge of it. Check out the listed guides below. Anyone will be sure to give you a great tour.
Below is a list of people who offer guided tours of Bryce Canyon and the surrounding area:
Bryce Canyon Area Museums
Bryce Canyon Wildlife Museum
NEW ATTRACTION AT BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK! The Paunsaugunt Wildlife Museum is one of the finest museums in the Western United States featuring more than 400 animals, Indian artifacts, birds of prey, butterflies and bugs, ocean fish, Western antiques, and Live Fallow Deer.
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