The landscape of Bryce Canyon Country feels timeless as you move from one community to the next. Though we tend to think about parks and monuments in terms of grandchildren appreciating these landscapes on their own road trips, we can also appreciate them through the perspective of lightyears!
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The trails and riding areas around Cedar City will thrill any type of cyclist. The sheer amount of available riding in the area is wonderfully dizzying, and the off-bike activities will round out an epic destination cycling trip.
The Capitol Reef Country of Wayne County, Utah, is one of the American Southwest’s least-explored natural regions. Just one look at the map and you’ll see that this is a vast and remarkable area filled with parks, monuments, and countless hidden gems. Here you’ll find few lines and little traffic, leaving more time to enjoy the great outdoors in this alluring area in southern Utah—the perfect destination for year-round adventure!
Everyone sat in the BLM office throwing their hands up and down, imitating the classic “wave” formation commonly seen at sporting events. This office is what everyone came to see, right? No way, we were all packed in this small room to win a lottery position to see the incredible Wave formation the following day. If you’re not familiar with the Wave, it’s a rock formation imitating the most perfect surf you’ve ever seen. We didn’t win that lottery, but it turns out that there is an overwhelming number of sights near Kanab. At the end of our trip, we knew we had won big in Southern Utah!
Tucked into the side of the Utah Highway 89 corridor is an often-ignored gem. Due to its proximity to Zion National Park, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park exists as a sign that tourists, photographers, and road trippers blow by at 70 mph. This state park serves as a refuge from the hustle and bustle and is a bizarre Sahara-like landscape in the middle of Utah scrub brush.
Southern Utah presents puzzling rock formations, “hoodoos”, slot canyons, and some of the most colorful landscapes in the United States! Travelers visiting Bryce Canyon country will quickly realize that 3 days isn’t nearly enough time to explore the region, but with this “squeeze” itinerary, you can hit some of the area’s highlights.
Bryce Canyon is one of the United States’ most charismatic national parks. Spanning 56 miles, there’s more to do here than is probably possible to cover in a lifetime. But what are the specifics, and where’s a good place to start? Well, you need a base to venture out from, and we’ve got the perfect spot: The Ruby’s Inn.
Cedar City was founded in 1851 by Mormon settlers, and is located in Utah. It has a flourishing art community, literary scene, and is an outdoor-adventure mecca. Not to mention, it’s just a few clicks from a ton of national parks.
Kanab is a small town at the base of the Escalante Grand Staircase, in Southern Utah. It’s surrounded by several world-class landscape attractions, including Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and the intriguingly named Toadstool Hoodoos.