My grandparents live down in a small southern Utah town. This town is just a couple hours from some of the most breathtaking national parks in the country. One day while on a visit with my grandparents they suggested that we pile in the truck and head for Bryce Canyon. I had never been there and I wasn't sure what to expect. My phone was in and out of service so I wasn't even able to look it up. I was shocked at the awesome beauty that awaited me on this quick outing.
Bryce Canyon is located about 2 hours northeast of St. George, UT, and about an hour and a half east from Cedar City. It is easily accessible and is a great place to visit for all ages. For intense hikers the park offers a variety of trails leading down into the canyon weaving in and out of the spectacular pillars and columns. This park has formed naturally over millions of years from wind and sand erosion. There are many guides that are on hand to share the history of this great park and what there is to see there.
Any time of year and in any lighting you are sure to get a visual feast. This state park is full of color and adventure. The hiking trails are moderate in intensity. My grandpa has had back surgery and uses a cane and he was able to manage the trails just fine. There is a lot to see here and some specacular pictures waiting to be snapped.
Whether you go morning, noon, or evening, and whether you go spring, summer, fall, or winter, you can always find spectacular views at Bryce Canyon. There are lots of local restaurants and hotels as well as other things to say and do near the canyon. You can make a day trip out of it while visiting other National Parks in the area or you can make a vacation out of it and really explore. Either way you are sure to be pleased at the beauty and the nature around you.