Bryce Canyon is my personal favorite Utah National Park (shh, don’t tell the others!). It’s truly a place you have to see in person to completely appreciate. Besides hosting the largest collection of hoodoos in the world (which, is like, every geology buff’s dream!), this gorgeous park features vibrant red limestone, alpine trees, hidden canyons, waterfalls, and gorgeous sunsets. (plus SO much more!)
If you’re planning a trip to Bryce, I highly recommend checking out the park’s website and taking the time to read up on the history of the park. They have a great ranger program for kids, and tons of other useful information to help you plan your trip.
Here are just some of the many fun things to do in Bryce Canyon:
- Participate in a Guided Activity. Bryce Canyon offers a wide range of FREE guided activities for all age groups and skill levels. To name a few, the Junior Ranger Program, Full Moon Hikes, Geology Talks, and the Astrology Program!
- Go Horseback Riding. I’ve personally never done this, but it’s on my bucket list! Even if you love to hike, going on a horseback riding tour through the beautiful Bryce Canyon has to be a once in a life time experience – right? (Here’s the link for more info)
- Go Hiking. There are trails of every kind and skill level available in Bryce Canyon. My personal recommendation would be to hike the Navajo Trail (1.3), Mossy Cave (.8 mi), Queen’s Garden Loop (1.8 mi), and if you’re feeling a little ambitious, Fairyland Loop Trail (8 mi).
- Go Backpacking. If you are a little more on the adventurous side – Bryce Canyon offers permits to go explore the backcountry! Camping out under the stars…what could be better?!
- Camp. Although there are some great lodging options just outside of the park, I highly recommend camping inside the park for a one of a kind experience that can’t be beat!
Have you been to Bryce Canyon? What are some of your favorite things to do there? Tell me in the comments below!