Bryce Canyon National Park is a visual feast! Across the valley you’ll see a forest of red, pink and white stone hoodoos speckled with evergreen trees and set against a blue clear sky. On this two day trip you’ll have opportunities to see Bryce Canyon in various ways including by visiting overlooks, hiking among the hoodoos, doing a night hike, or visiting at sunrise. During the summer months consider enhancing your visit to Bryce Canyon by taking a guided horseback ride into the canyon, enjoying a country music dinner show, or experiencing a small town rodeo. On your return trip to Salt Lake City you’ll have the opportunity to take a dip in natural hot springs or explore large caves formed by flowing volcanic lava.
Bryce Canyon is an amphitheater of rock spires which form twisting canyons among the hoodoos. At an elevation of over 7,600 feet, the rim of the canyon looks down on this unique high desert landscape. There are several main viewpoints easily accessible from parking areas and a leisurely rim walk allowing guests to enjoy the views. Those who can complete a moderate level hike of 3 miles can enjoy the Queens Garden & Navajo Loop trail and will be rewarded with an unforgettable experience.
Midway between Salt Lake City and Bryce Canyon sits an unassuming landscape hiding two locally known secrets. A young but inactive volcano (10,000 years old) erupted near Fillmore, Utah creating sprawling lava fields of black rock and leaving large underground tunnels where the lava flowed like water through pipes. These lava tubes make for an interesting underground hike in the warm summer months. Nearby a series of pools have developed as spring water is heated and brought to the surface of the earth. These hot springs aren’t much to look at, but if a dip in a crystal clear natural hot spring sounds appealing then this is a must do on your trip to Bryce Canyon.