Bryce Canyon Music Camp

Kids' activities at Bryce Canyon

Register Here! Specializing in Violin, Viola and Cello Celebrating its 8th season, the Bryce Canyon Music Camp (BCMC), specializing in violin, viola, and cello (Suzuki Method) begins on June 4th-8th, 2018. Located next to the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park. Sign up is happening now. Please read the details below to enroll your child into this tremendous musical program with world-class … Read More

Red-Painted Faces

Colorful hoodoo face at Bryce Canyon

The Paiutes say, Anka-Ku-Was-A-Wits, meaning red-painted faces. The legend of Bryce Canyon’s hoodoos was told in the first half of the 20th century by an elder in the Paiute nation. His name and actual words were recorded by a park ranger with foresight and wisdom to write down his description of the hoodoo legend passed down through dozens of generations. … Read More

Experience Bryce Canyon’s Winterland at 33rd annual Winter Festival

Bryce Canyon Winter fest skiers

President’s Day Weekend Ruby’s Inn will host the 33rd annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. The winter festival, which runs Feb. 17-19, offers a variety of free and paid clinics, demos, and tours for the whole family. This year’s festival will bring back the Balloon Glow After Dark, an activity which was introduced at last year’s festival. Deanna Moore, director of … Read More

National Parks & Government Shutdowns: What to Expect

Sunrise at Bryce Canyon

The deadline for a government shutdown is closing in and the question of what impact it will have on the nation has become a hot topic throughout the week. The last time the United States government shut down was back in 2013, when Congress failed to reach an agreement on a budget. That shutdown lasted a total of 16 days … Read More

National Park Services cut Fee Free Days for 2018

Hiking at Zion National Park near Bryce Canyon

The National Park Services announced on Tuesday that the number of free admission days to National Parks are being cut back in 2018. This move follows the rise in entrance fees to 118 of the 417 national parks in the US, with 17 of the 118 entrance fees being raised as high as $70. In 2016, 16 days were considered … Read More

Rep. Chris Stewart Announces new Utah National Parks

Coyote Gulch canyon near Bryce Canyon

On Wednesday, Representative Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced the Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act (H.R. 4558) which would create a 6th National Park, the Escalante Canyons Park & Preserve. Stewart Stated in a press release posted on Wednesday, “There is a reason I live in Utah. I love it here! I love to ski. I love to hike and rock climb. … Read More

President Trump Modifies Grand Staircase and Bears Ears National Monuments

Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

President Trump signed two executive orders on Monday which are significantly shrinking the size of two Utah National Monuments – Bears Ears & the Grand Staircase-Escalante. The executive orders followed a review in April which was conducted by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who looked into the boundaries of more than two dozen national monuments. The executive orders will reduce Bears … Read More

Juniper Berries

Bryce Canyon Juniper Berries uses and cooking

The Common Juniper and the Rocky Mountain Juniper are both found in Bryce Canyon National Park. These juniper species produce berries which have many purposes in cooking and other uses. Looking in cool, shady areas below the rim of the canyon is the best place to find these conifers. Once the plant is found, the berries, which are actually cones, … Read More

Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel Lodging at Bryce Canyon has come a long way from the tents and wagons that were available to visitors in the early 1900s when tourism began in Bryce Canyon. The area has grown so much that Bryce Canyon is now home to a beautiful, sprawling hotel called Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. The word ‘grand’ fits this … Read More