Bryce, Utah

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Bryce

  • Garfield County, Utah

    Camp at Dave's Hollow Campground

    4.2 mi / 800 ft gain
    We all know the crowds well at our favorite National Parks, and Bryce Canyon is no exception. When you're looking to get a little further away from the noise, lights, and experience of a National Park campground, you often don't have to go very far off the main road. This adventure is for those w...
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  • Bryce, Utah

    Winter Camping in Bryce Canyon National Park

    5.0
    The incredible views at Bryce Canyon National Park can be described with little else than a “Wow.” During a snowy winter, especially, these sights are not to be missed.There is only one campground open during the winter, Sunset Campground, and it is first come, first serve. Most visitors shy away...
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  • Panguitch, Utah

    Drive the Scenic Byway 12 in Utah

    5.0
    The Scenic HWY 12 is a great stretch en route to Bryce Canyon. Stop at the overlooks and take in the beautiful surrounding scenery. The red rocks are spectacular!
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Backpack the Escalante River

    14 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Escalante River trail is an easily accessible, moderately strenuous hike within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The national monument encompasses over 2 million acres of wilderness, choc-full of large canyons, narrow slot canyons, rivers, hoodoos, arches, natural bridges and more...
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Sunset Trail

    4.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Cedar Breaks National Monument is a gorgeous multi-colored limestone amphitheater that many consider to be more beautiful than Bryce Canyon National Park given its greater depth over a shorter distance and higher elevation. It is far less traveled than its neighbors of Zion and Bryce. The Sunset ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    22 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The most popular route into Death Hollow is from the Boulder airstrip near the town of Boulder, Utah.  The trailhead for the Boulder Mail Trail begins, or ends here depending on which way you are hiking.  Leave a car at the Highway 12 bridge over the Escalante River for the thru hike, or get luck...
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  • Orderville, Utah

    Kanab's Peek-a-Boo Canyon

    4.8
    7.71 mi / 587 ft gain
    The trailhead is Red Canyon (aka Peek-a-boo) trailhead located just off of Highway 89 between Kanab and Mt. Carmel Junction. The GPX track shows the entirety of the trail, but if you have 4WD and a high-clearance vehicle, you're able to reach the closer parking area for a less than 1-mile roundtr...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Drive the Burr Trail Scenic Backway

    5.0
    66.2 mi / 4124 ft gain
    The Burr Trail is a 66 miles mostly-paved road connecting Boulder, Utah / Highway 12 with the Notom-Bullfrog road that passes through some of the most scenic (and largely untouched) painted-rock backcountry in three of our national parks/monuments including Grand Staircase-Escalante, Capitol Reef...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Sand Caves of Kanab

    4.5
    1.17 mi / 69 ft gain
    To get to this cave, drive north of Kanab on Highway 89. Just after you pass Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, you will see these caves on the right. To hike to the caves, try accessing the trail from as far to the left as possible. The hike isn't strenuous or tricky in that case. The other thing t...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike to the Cosmic Ashtray

    4.0
    8 mi / 800 ft gain
    ...As a frequent traveler, what's always motivated my travels were locations that have either been on my bucket list, or are places that are photogenic and a little off the beaten path. During my recent 3 week road trip through Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, I had the opportunity to visit a ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Camp at Deer Creek Campground

    5.0
    Deer Creek campground is off of the Burr Scenic drive and right outside of the lower part of Capitol Reef National Park. This campground is perfect if you are driving from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef. There are a total of 7 tent sites in the campground. There are no spots for RVs and no turn aro...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike Buckskin Gulch, Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness

    4.6
    15 mi
    Buckskin Gulch is a natural wonder. At 15 miles long it is the longest slot canyon in the world. It sometimes is as narrow as 2ft. Because of the nature of this canyon and Utah topography this canyon is subject to deadly flash flood if it rains anywhere along the headwaters. Be sure to check in w...
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