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

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Washington/Oregon....trip ideas
  2. 2 California road trip
  3. 3 ONP help
  4. 4 Trip Report Great trip from Bryce to Capitol Reef along Utah Highway 12
  5. 5 Looking For Something New Around The Bay Area!
  6. 6 LA, San Diego and San Francisco in 8 days -- can/should we try?
  7. 7 December Break Need Recommendations for Southern Travel
  8. 8 Providence,RI - restaurant and Waterfire advice
  9. 9 Need help planning "Fall Leaf Color Change" trip
  10. 10 Mesa Verde National Park - a Photo Album on Flickr
  11. 11 Which outdoor museum for our New England trip?
  12. 12 Trip Report Trip Report - Dinosaur National Monument- UT/CO
  13. 13 Road Tour in Usa
  14. 14 Easiest US airports to get to/from with public transportation
  15. 15 So you love handbags!
  16. 16 Vegas - outdoor booths selling handbags
  17. 17 Man arrested bringing fake handbags into Manhattan
  18. 18 replica designer handbags
  19. 19 Trip Report Trip Report: An Intoxicating Birthday Day-Trip in Napa
  20. 20 Boston GTG? 7/17/14
  21. 21 Detroit area getaway - outside of the city
  22. 22 Trip Report Trip Report - Hiking to the HOLLYWOOD sign
  23. 23 Re-Visit DC
  24. 24 Seattle Trip - Snoqualmie Falls
  25. 25 Looking for One night commutable to NYC (Solo)
View next 25 » Back to the top