Centennial Extravaganza: 100 Things to Do in Bryce Canyon

Jul 28, 2016

RUBY'S INN: 100 YEARS YOUNG

Like a fine wine or Ziggy Stardust, Ruby's only gets better with age.

Bryce Canyon's Galactic Geometry

Bryce’s unlikely amphitheatres took 60 million years to make but us measly humans only just stumbled upon them. Reuben “Ruby” Syrett thought that a terrific waste, so he built a lodge and some cabins in 1916 to help the world’s un-Bryced population make up for lost time.

Celebrate Ruby's Centennial

The Syrett family makes it pretty darn easy to create your own family traditions when you take the entire crew to Bryce Canyon National Park. Boredom just isn’t an option. You’ll have something to do day and night, year after year and for generations as your family adds layers like so much Jurassic red rock. Maybe your great grandkids will ride hoverboards through Bryce.

 

100 Things to Do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Thanks to Ruby's Inn, Great-grandpa Ruby & Mother Nature

HORSEBACK RIDING IN THE BRYCE CANYON AREA

1. Red Canyon
2. Willis Creek – Sheep Creek (4.5 – 5 hours)
3. Rock Spring’s Draw – Paria (6.5 – 8 hours)
4. Rock Spring’s Draw – Snake Creek Ride (7 – 8 hours)
5. Rock Spring’s Draw – Sam Pollock Arch Ride (9 – 10 hours)
All horseback riding info
Winter rides are available by reservation only, 48 hours in advance

HIKING TRAILS IN BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK & SURROUNDING AREA

EASY HIKING TRAILS
6. Sheep Creek | 3–5 miles one way
7. Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail | 1 mile one way
8. Whiteman Connecting Trail | 0.9 mile one way
9. Bristlecone Loop | 1 mile overall
10. Mossy Cave | 0.4 mile one way
11. Red Hollow | 2 miles round-trip
12. Dianas Throne | 2.1 miles round-trip

MODERATE HIKING TRAILS
13. Fairyland Loop | 8-mile loop
14. Rim Trail | 5.5 miles one way
15. Queen’s Garden Complex | 0.9 mile one way
16. Navajo Loop | 1.4 miles overall
17. Peekaboo Loop | 5.5 miles overall
18. Agua Canyon Connecting Trail | 1.8 miles one way
19. Riggs Spring Loop | 8.8 miles overall
20. Red Canyon Loop | 9.8 miles round-trip
21. Losee Canyon | 3 miles one way
22. Sugar Knoll | 2.1 miles one way
23. White Tower | 6.1 miles one way
24. Willis Creek Slot Canyon | 4 miles round-trip

STRENUOUS HIKING TRAILS
25. Under the Rim Trail | 23 miles one way
26. Coral Pink Sand Dunes | 2.5 miles overall

MOUNTAIN BIKING NEAR BRYCE CANYON

27. Dave’s Hollow area
28. Casto Canyon
29. Paunsaugunt Trail
30. Pine Lake/Powell Point
31. Kodachrome Basin
32. Bryce Canyon Premier Bike Trail
33. Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon Bike Trail (paved)
34. Thunder Mountain Trail
35. Brian Head Resort
36. Cassidy Trail
Note: Keep to designated trails and roads in all scenic places. Bicycles are only permitted along paved bike trails within Bryce Canyon National Park.

GUIDED ATV/UTV TOURS

37. Half-hour ride
38. One-hour ride
39. One-hour sunset ride

RANGER-GUIDED ACTIVITIES

40. Starry Nights Telescope Viewing
41. Geology Talks
42. Rim Walk
43. Kids’ Programs
44. Full Moon Hikes
45. Astronomy Programs
46. Snowshoe Hikes
Note: All programs are subject to change. Weather and staffing permitting. Check in with the visitor center for more information.

HOTEL & CAMPGROUND ACTIVITIES

47. Swim in the pool at Ruby’s Inn or Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
48. Play Marco Polo in the swimming pool at Ruby’s RV Park & Campground
49. Hot tub!
50. Hotel room movie marathon

ENTERTAINMENT

51. Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo
52. Live country music at Ebenezer's Barn & Grill

FOOD

53. Canyon Diner
54. Cowboy's Buffet & Steak Room
55. General Store: Groceries, coffee, drinks, snacks
56. Ice Cream in the Old Bryce Town

EVENTS

57. Bryce 100, 50 & 50k Trail Run (June)
58. Annual Bryce Canyon Half Marathon & 5k (July)
59. Annual Geology Festival (July)
60. Boulder Heritage Festival (July)
61. Garfield County Fair (August)
62. Bryce ATV Rally (August)
63. [Bryce Canyon Fly-In & Car Show](Bryce Canyon Fly-In & Car Show) (August)
64. Bryce Canyon Rim Run (August)
65. Plein Air Art Competition (September)
66. Escalante Canyons Art Festival / Everett Ruess Day (September)
67. Escalante Canyons Marathon & 10-Miler (October)
68. New Year's Eve Celebration (December)
69. [Fishing Derby](Fishing Derby) (January)
70. Bryce Canyon Winter Festival (February)
71. Escalante Heritage Festival (May)
72. Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival (May–June)
73. Quilt Walk Festival (June)

WINTER ACTIVITIES

74. Snowshoeing
75. Cross country skiing
76. Ice skating
77. Sleigh rides
78. Snowmobiling (Note: not permitted in the park, but there are nearby areas in Garfield County where you can snowmobile)
More winter activities info

ARTS & CULTURE

85. Western Arts Gallery

SOUVENIR SHOPPING

86. Rock Shop in Old Town Bryce
87. Ruby’s Inn General Store: gifts, books, Native American art, knives, pottery, jewelry, etc.

VIEWPOINTS & SCENIC DRIVES

88. Sunrise Point
89. Sunset Point
90. Inspiration Point
91. Bryce Point
92. Paria View
93. Fairview Point
94. Natural Bridge
95. Rainbow Point
96. Yovimpa Point
97. Scenic Byway 12

EXPLORE NEARBY AREAS

98. Kodachrome Basin State Park
99. Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument
100. Escalante State Park


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