Planet Earth is full of spectacular wonders created by the power of nature. One of these places is Bryce Canyon National Park. With its intricate rock formations, colored with shades of pink, orange, red, and white, the park delivers a sculpture and a vibrant painting in one. Bright green juniper trees add to the image with their contrasting accents. Would you like to visit this amazing place? If yes, follow Credit Card TravelingMom’s tips on planning a trip to the one and only – Bryce Canyon!
Planning a trip to Bryce Canyon
I took my first trip to Bryce Canyon almost 25 years ago. I did all my arrangements through the mail and phone calls. A lot of work but it was so worth the effort! My first look at the canyon literally swept me off my feet. This remains one of the most moving experiences in my years of travel. Since then, I visited Bryce Canyon National Park another two times and most likely will visit it again.
Camping at Bryce Canyon National Park
Campgrounds within the park deliver outstanding scenery and the best location for exploring hiking trails. Bryce Canyon has two campgrounds, North and Sunset, located in close proximity to the Visitor Center, Bryce Canyon Lodge, and the main Bryce Amphitheater.
All sites are first-come-first-serve. Sites fill by early afternoon during the summer months. There are no hook-ups in the campgrounds, but a fee-for-use dump station is available for RV users at the south end of North Campground.
With many easily accessible viewpoints, you can enjoy Bryce Canyon National Park without breaking a sweat. But to truly get a feel of the park, step into its wonderland. Choose from several hiking trails. Because many of them connect with each other, the most popular hikes are combinations of two or more. It really does not matter which one you take, they are all spectacular in their own way.
Junior Ranger Program
At Bryce Canyon National Park, Junior Rangers must successfully complete three tasks:
- Attend a presentation or hike given by a Park Ranger.
- Work through an activity booklet completing an age-appropriate number of activities.
- Pick up some litter in an overlook parking lot or while hiking a trail.
In winter, Bryce Canyon is providing opportunities for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.