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  • Railroads and Southern Utah’s National Parks Long before vacationers rode Union Pacific trains to Sun Valley, visitors to America’s scenic wonders had discovered the convenience of trains for destination travel. From the very earliest days of train travel, railroads marketed America’s scenic beauty as reason enough to take a trip. When Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir began leading a movement to permanently ...
  • Bryce Canyon Annual Astronomy Festival STARS, PLANETS & THE MILKY WAY Join us for our 17th Annual Astronomy Festival (June 21 – 24, 2017) with Bryce Canyon’s Astronomy Rangers and local Astronomical Societies. Keynote Speaker pending announcement. Day 1:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Solar Viewing at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Telescope Basics Program at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center 2:00 pm – 5:00 ...
  • After Centennial Year, Bryce Canyon National Park Prepares for Peak Visitation BRYCE, UT – After a centennial year that brought over 2.3 million visitors to our 56 square mile park, Bryce Canyon is anticipating what all early indications suggest will be another very busy year and summer season. Preparations to accommodate the area’s growing popularity are currently underway as seasonal facilities reopen, services resume, and hours ...
  • Bryce Canyon National Park open to visitors while road work continues ST. GEORGE — Bryce Canyon National Park remains open to visitors in spite of a small landslide that took out a portion of state Highway 12 in mid-February, park officials remind the public in a press release. The normal park experience has not been affected by the landslide “We want our tourists coming in to see Bryce ...
  • Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Bryce Canyon National Park BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – Nature lovers and birders of all levels of experience will gather Jan. 5, 2017, at Bryce Canyon National Park to participate in the world’s longest running citizen bird census. The National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, now in its 117th year, is an annual event that brings together volunteers across the ...
  • At Bryce Canyon, a touch of Zeusian majesty in a world of Seussian whimsy By Michael J. Bailey GLOBE STAFF DECEMBER 09, 2016 One in a series of occasional stories marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.   BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK — Tall, slender tufted trees squeeze through dark slips of canyons toward the light. Human features turn rocks into surrealistic statues. Boisterous colors abound and surround. It’s as if ...
  • BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – NAVAJO LOOP & QUEEN’S GARDEN Navajo Loop & Queen’s Garden Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park This trail combo is a great one to start first thing in the morning. Get some great sunrise photography at Sunrise Point. Then do two easy, scenic loops before the crowds start showing up by the busload. See some of the best of Bryce Canyon Trailhead: Sunset ...
  • BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – PEEKABOO LOOP TRAIL Peekaboo Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park The Peekaboo Loop trail is one of the more difficult day hikes in Bryce Canyon, but if you have the time it is most definitely worth taking the trip deep down into Bryce Amphitheater. You’ll walk under the Wall of Windows, through some tunnels, and past some arches, with ...
  • Map lovers and fans of national parks: Meet your new favorite website Map lovers, you’re about to have your compass roses spun out of control. All the iconic maps handed out at national parks across the country will soon be compiled at one place. The new website, National Park Maps, is the brainchild of Matt Holly, a park ranger who works for the National Park Service’s (NPS) National ...
  • Familiar Bryce Canyon National Park Hoodoo Falls From Grace   NOVEMBER 29, 2016 – ST. GEORGE  NEWS The iconic Sentinel hoodoo which once pierced the sky in Bryce Canyon National Park has fallen from its graceful perch. “Once visible along the Thor’s Hammer side of the Navajo Loop, the Sentinel was one of those hoodoos many stopped to watch with suspense, wondering when it was going to ...