Discover the magic and majesty of the season at Bryce Canyon National Park. In addition to offering its extraordinary landscape features and giant, natural amphitheater, the park offers unbelievable stargazing opportunities at night. Located in Southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is a visually spectacular place to visit. The park is known for its huge geological formations, giant columns of rock called hoodoos. Hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) exist on every continent, but here is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth. Situated along a high plateau at the top of the Grand Staircase, the park’s high elevations include numerous life communities, fantastic dark skies, and geological wonders that defy description. The colors here are amazing: red rocks, pink cliffs, and seemingly endless views of an otherworldly landscape. Unlike the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon isn’t really a single canyon, it’s a series of natural bowls carved into the edge of a high plateau by erosion. Those bowls are filled with multi-colored spires or pinnacles known as hoodoos.
During the warmer months, parking can become congested; so park only once and take the shuttle. For more than 20 years, the Bryce Canyon Shuttle has been providing public transportation to the park’s most popular overlooks, amenities, and trails. The shuttle travels throughout the iconic Bryce Amphitheater area of the park from April through mid-October, and is the perfect choice for those looking to enjoy both a predictable and convenient visit to the park.
Planning to Hike?
The park shuttle is the perfect transportation option for hikers. It provides convenient access to trailheads for almost all of the park’s many day hikes and is especially suited to scenic one-way hikes along the Bryce Amphitheater Rim Trail. By using the shuttle you can easily get off at one viewpoint to begin a one-way walk along the Rim Trail to the next view while enjoying all the scenery in between.
Opened in 1925 and designated a National Historic Landmark, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is the only lodge of that era to remain largely intact. The decor and atmosphere maintain that authenticity while tending to guests’ comfort and needs. The Lodge is ideally located steps from the canyon’s rim and hiking trailheads. Guests are only steps away from scenic viewpoints, fine dining, shopping and park programs.
You can rest easily here because, in addition to using cleaning and sanitizing chemicals recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forever Resorts’ lodges have also implemented several supplemental standard operating procedures.
The historic Western Cabins combine cozy beds and a gas-log fireplace with rustic features like open beams and lodgepole pine walls. These cabins are located in-between the main lodge and the rim of Bryce Canyon. The cabins are organized in groups of two or four with a connecting door, if desired. Each room has two queen beds and can accommodate up to four guests. Because of fire code requirements, we cannot place a rollaway bed or crib in these rooms.
Rooms at the Sunset Lodge are furnished with cozy lodge-style furniture, reproduced from the original Arts & Craft Era pieces used in the lodge. This oak and hickory furniture was all made in the USA from sustainable or renewable resources according to the Forest Stewardship Council. The colors and patterns of the wool blankets are based on those used by this area’s Southern Paiute tribe. They were custom-designed for The Lodge and are recognized by their label: Bryce Canyon National Park-The Last Sanctuary of Natural Darkness. Rooms have either one king or two queen beds. Cribs and rollaway beds are available for a small fee. Up to five guests may be accommodated in the queen rooms or three guests in the king rooms.
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world. The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.BryceCanyonForever.com or call (877) 386-4383.