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Bryce Canyon National Park Travel Guide

Bryce Canyon National Park Sports & Activities

Most visitors explore Bryce Canyon by car, but the hiking trails are far more rewarding. At these elevations, you'll have to stop to catch your breath more often than you're used to. It gets warm in summer but rarely uncomfortably hot, so hiking farther into the depths of the park is not difficult so long as you don't pick a hike that is beyond your abilities.


More than 170 bird species have been identified in Bryce. Violet green swallows and white-throated swifts are common, as are Steller's jays...


To get up close and personal with the park's hoodoos, set aside a half day to hike into the amphitheater. There are no elevators, so remember...

Horseback Riding

Many of the park's hiking trails were first formed beneath the hooves of cattle wranglers. Today, hikers and riders share the trails. A number...

Winter Sports

Unlike Utah's other national parks, Bryce Canyon receives plenty of snow, making it a popular cross-country ski area. Rim Trail, Paria Loop...

Air Tours

Bryce Canyon Airlines & Helicopters. For a bird's-eye view of Bryce Canyon National Park, take a dramatic helicopter ride or airplane tour...



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