United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

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

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Chicago Questions
  2. 2 "HUMORLESS" response to Kauai comment silliness
  3. 3 USA trip
  4. 4 Air Connections on Maui
  5. 5 camaro hire in waikiki
  6. 6 Trip Report I am "The Prince of Tides"
  7. 7 Wilderness Lodge at Disney World questions
  8. 8 Pet Friendly places in Myrtle Beach
  9. 9 Timeshare Nightmares
  10. 10 Booking Lodging at the Grand Canyon
  11. 11 How to dress in Vegas
  12. 12 NYC becoming a battleground for Air BnB apartment rentals
  13. 13 Breckenridge in October
  14. 14 Things to do in and around Westbrook, CT in November 2014
  15. 15 New Orleans in November - too cool?
  16. 16 Orlando for Work
  17. 17 sleepy hollow NY......what to do????
  18. 18 Ski Season Underway in Colorado
  19. 19 Chicago for one night with my teen daughter
  20. 20 NBA tickets??
  21. 21 New York accommodation - apartment for family needed (winter)
  22. 22 Packer game hotel on the bus line.
  23. 23 charlotte
  24. 24 New York - Quebec itinierary
  25. 25 Ideas for short driving tour around Washington DC, please
View next 25 » Back to the top