Winter Sports in Bryce Canyon National Park
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Unlike Utah's other national parks, Bryce Canyon receives plenty of snow, making it a popular cross-country ski area. The park's 2½-mi Fairyland Ski Loop is marked but ungroomed, as is the 5-mi Paria Loop, which runs through ponderosa forests into long, open meadows.
The National Park Service lends out snowshoes free of charge at the visitor center; just leave your driver's license or a major credit card with a ranger. You can snowshoe on the rim trails, but the Park Service discourages their use below the rim.
Outfitters and Expeditions
Ruby's Winter Activities Center. This facility grooms miles of private trails that connect to the ungroomed trails inside the park. Rental snowshoes, ice skates, and cross-country ski equipment are available. Rte. 63, 1 mi north of park entrance, Bryce, UT, 84764. 435/834–5341. www.rubysinn.com/winter.html.
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