United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Road Trip from NJ TO SC
  2. 2 Trip Report Welltravbrit's Ongoing NYC Jaunt
  3. 3 First Time to California
  4. 4 San Diego on New Year's Eve
  5. 5 What should a foreigner know about the US?
  6. 6 Grieving Widow wants escape from Christmas
  7. 7 Southern Utah - Need Hotel Reservations Last Week Of April?
  8. 8 Room Service @ Disney Hotel
  9. 9 Touring Hearst Castle
  10. 10 Driving to Yellowstone,Grand Teton and Glacier from MN
  11. 11 car rentals in San Diego
  12. 12 California RV baby and child seats
  13. 13 How many days recommended for Williamsburg stay?
  14. 14 Is it Appropriate for Grandmother to Sing to Bar Mitzvah Boy?
  15. 15 Dependable Airport Hotel Shuttlebus
  16. 16 California & Arizona Itinerary
  17. 17 Hawaii in August w 6 year old boy
  18. 18 Denver/Breckenridge/Summit County
  19. 19 Suggestions for summer vacation near lake with dog
  20. 20 Angels Landing
  21. 21 First time visit to California
  22. 22 San Diego Family Reunion Planning
  23. 23 NY State Assembly Internship
  24. 24 East coast & Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania
  25. 25 Waikoloa restaurants?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Bryce Canyon Alternatives

Jump to last reply

We are taking the kids to Bryce Canyon in about 2 weeks. I am hoping that the parks will be open by then but I am not holding my breath!! Fortunately, we are staying at Rubys Inn, so that will be ok. I am trying to think of things to do within a 20-30 minute drive. This is what I have come up with. Any other ideas that one can do with an 8 year old and a 10 year old (easy-moderate) would be welcome.

Day One: Drive from Salt Lake to Bryce. Check in etc. Hike the Mossey Cave trail. While this is part of Bryce, the trailhead is outside the park. I am hoping that we can still do this hike.

Day Two: Morning: Hike the Willis Creek Slot Canyon. (might be a little bit more than 30 mins but it looks like a ton of fun!) Its out and back so we can stop whenever we want etc. Afternoon: Bike the Red Canyon Bike trail (or whatever flat trail is near Rubys Inn, but I think Red Canyon bike trail will work)

Day Three: I already have horseback riding reservations for a ride in Red Canyon so I am assuming that will be open. Then drive home.

I have been to Kodachrome Park, can't see the kids getting into that one. I dont' know how far the drive is to Escalante to see the Petrified Wood/Forest State Park there. It looks like there is a historic cabin in Tropic, maybe we could take a look at that. Plus swim in the pool at Rubys. Thoughts? Ideas?

16 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.