Hiking in Bryce Canyon: 5 Reasons to Go

Hiking in Bryce Canyon

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Hiking in Bryce Canyon cannot truly be summed up in words, though many of us outdoor and hiking enthusiasts try. A sprawling natural reserve and collection of giant natural amphitheaters located in Southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon provides an incredible hiking experience and views that will make an outdoor enthusiast out of even the most ardent of homebodies.

One such enthusiast is a familiar contributor here on Southwestdiscoveries.com and is listed on our top 50 Great Southwest Adventure Blogs, Julie Dobson from escapingthemidwest.com.

In a recent post on her blog over, Julie lists the 5 reasons for hiking in Bryce Canyon, showcasing her incredible photography along the way; some of which can be viewed on this page.(Click on them for a larger view.).

First on her list are the Hoodoos: spectacular geological rock structures of red, orange and white colors formed by stream erosion and frost weathering.

Second, the clear, wide open skies that really showcase the sunrises and sunsets and well as the vast stars in the cosmos showcased like nowhere else on cloudless nights.

Hiking Bryce Canyon

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Next, Julie talks about the seasons (All four of them) that visitors can experience while hiking in Bryce Canyon; Rarely do you get a chance to experience them all as well as you can in Bryce Canyon.

Number four on her list are the varieties of spectacular sights one can experience when hiking in Bryce Canyon. From the aforementioned Hoodoos to the Arches and “windows” of the park; from the natural wonder of Thor’s Hammer to the seemingly impossible lush vegetation growing right out of the rough and rocky landscape.

And last, but certainly, not east, Julie concludes her list of 5 reasons to visit with the Great hiking in Bryce Canyon. There are over 50 miles of hiking trails that you can experience when hiking in Bryce Canyon: eight park-maintained trails that can be hiked in less than a day, two that have been designated overnight (Both of which require a camping permit.).

For a better description of her 5 reasons for hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park, visit her blog to read her article in full and be enjoy her incredible photos: http://escapingthemidwest.com/5-reasons-to-visit-bryce-canyon-national-park/

All pictures used on in this post are copyright© escapingthemidwest.com


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About the Author

Mitch Stevens has been leading hiking and backpacking outings throughout the southwest for over ten years. As a Sierra Club hiking leader, writer and photographer, he has promoted the enjoyment and conservation of our remaining wild lands. Born and raised in New York City, Mitch came to discover the great outdoors and fall in love with Arizona’s special places. Through his countless trips across the state and region, Mitch made it his mission to encourage fellow hikers and enthusiasts to protect the beauty of the desert. Now, he continues to embrace his fascination with the desert beauty by creating and leading multigenerational tours throughout the southwest. His experience coupled with his passion for the great outdoors make him a unique tour guide and outings leader.

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