Outdoor Recreation in Bryce Canyon National Park



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  • Well, of course you're in Bryce Canyon to spend time in the great outdoors. We get that! Here are some of our favorite outdoor recreation things to do in Bryce. It was hard, but we managed to narrow down the list. We chose a wide variety of the best outdoor recreation in Bryce Canyon to appeal to different visitors.

    We picked the Junior Ranger program because it's such a wonderful way to get kids interested in the outdoors in general and national parks in particular. You can never learn an appreciation for outdoor recreation too young. Fairyland Loop and Navajo Loop are two different experiences of Bryce, which is why we really like them. They showcase this Park's diversity.

    Hikes unique to Bryce Canyon include the Full Moons Hikes, Snowshoe Hikes, and the Bristlecone Loop. Seeing Bryce at night under the glow of a full moon, with a ranger relaying cool facts, is just an incredible experience. Guided snowshoe tours will lend you a whole new understanding of this park in the wintertime. And bristlecone pines are among the oldest things on Earth. How's all that for great outdoor recreation?

    Horseback riding along the Peek-A-Boo Trail with Canyon Rides is a really special way to observe Bryce. The Rim Trail makes the list because you can see the surrounding views from each of the connecting hikes. For an unparalleled mountain biking experience, head to nearby Red Canyon and its stellar, Bryce-like trails. True backpackers should love the long Under-the-Rim Trail, which gets you into the superb, blissfully isolated backcountry.

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    Junior Ranger

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    Your young budding naturalists can earn their own badge of achievement... read more

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    Fairyland Loop

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    Otherworldly beauty... read more

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    Navajo Loop

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    Popular, easy 1.3 mile loop through Bryce Amphitheatre... read more

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    Full Moon Hikes

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    1-2 mile guided hikes in the moonlight. Steep descents, popular - reservation required... read more

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    Bristlecone Loop

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    Hike over highest points and see oldest trees. One mile... read more

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    Snowshoe Hikes

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    1 1/2-2 1/2 hours, 1-2 mile snowshoe hikes. Gear and guides supplied... read more

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    Rim Trail

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    Classic Bryce trail: 5.5 miles one way, 1754-foot elevation change... read more

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    Canyon Trail Rides

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    2-hour & 1/2 day guided horseback rides... read more

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    Red Canyon

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    Highway 12

    Mini Bryce Canyon with excellent hiking & mountain biking... read more

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    Under-the-Rim Trail

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    23 miles for the true backpacker, remote and rugged... read more
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