Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Great spots to Kayak
Bryce Canyon is a small national park in southwestern Utah famous for its worldly unique geology. Ice and rain have eroded and shaped the colorful limestone rock into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called ‘hoodoos.’
From forests full of giant trees to jagged mountain peaks, America’s national parks offer visitors an opportunity to experience beautiful landscapes and natural wonders all year round. Come winter, many of these parks turn into completely new places as snow and ice transforms them into exciting winter wonderlands that are not to be missed.
One such park that shouldn’t be missed this season is Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, famous for its unique landscapes made up of “Hoodoos,” which are odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing after being eroded by ice and rain. While stunning all year round, these odd-shaped, brightly colored rocks are even more spectacular when covered in white snow.
A forest of stone
There is no place like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found on every continent, but here is the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! Descriptions fail. Photographs do not do it justice. An imagination of wonder will serve you when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. Read More
Overcast Under a Starry Night
Utah is just a short drive from BC on a global perspective and as far as a canoeing or kayaking trip goes it just might be an adventure you might want to put on your bucket list. I have driven through Utah in the winter on the way to Nevada and it is not very inviting but as Spring approaches it changes into a boaters paradise.
Green River in Canyon lands National Park.
Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah is known for its dramatic desert landscape carved by the Colorado River. Island in the Sky is a huge, flat-topped mesa with panoramic overlooks. Other notable areas include the towering rock pinnacles known as the Needles, the remote canyons of the Maze and the Native American rock paintings in Horseshoe Canyon. Whitewater rapids flow through Cataract Canyon.
|Take Highway 191 10 miles (16 km) north to Highway 313, and then drive southwest 22 miles (35 km). Driving time to the visitor center from Moab is roughly 40 minutes.
|Park Hours||Open year-round, 24 hours/day|
|Entrance Fee||$25/vehicle – Good for 7 days (Subject to change)|
|Visitor Center & Hours||Canyonlands is open year-round, 24 hours a day, however the park visitor centers close for the winter. Call (435) 719-2313 for park information.|
Canyonlands is the largest national park in Utah, and its diversity staggers the imagination. The easiest way to see the park is with a visit to the Island in the Sky district, only 32 miles (51.5 km) from Moab. The Island in the Sky offers many pullouts with spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Hiking trails and four-wheel-drive roads access backcountry areas for day or overnight trips.
The Island in the Sky sits atop a massive 1500 foot mesa, quite literally an Island in the Sky. Twenty miles (32.2 km) of paved roads lead to many of the most spectacular views in Canyon Country. From these lofty viewpoints visitors can often see over 100 miles (161 km) in any given direction, resulting in panoramic views that encompass thousands of square miles of canyon country. Take a short day-hike or spend a relaxing late afternoon enjoying the sunset. Whether you have a few hours to spend or a few days, the Island in the Sky provides an unforgettable Canyon Country experience for the entire family.
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Brent Arnold Walker