Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

October 19-24, 2017

 We could have stayed here much longer than planned! Bryce Canyon and the surrounding Dixie National Forest was breathtaking, and not just because of the plummeting temperatures! At an elevation of 7,000+ ft, we went from 80 degrees to below freezing in the few hours drive from Zion to Bryce.

We could have stayed here much longer than planned! Bryce Canyon and the surrounding Dixie National Forest was breathtaking, and not just because of the plummeting temperatures! At an elevation of 7,000+ ft, we went from 80 degrees to below freezing in the few hours drive from Zion to Bryce.

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Moose enjoyed accompanying me on a run -  as long as he stays on the paved areas he is allowed in the park :)

Bryce is a smaller park compared to some of the other parks we have visited, and even although we were visiting in the off season it was still fairly busy. We decided to stay outside the park and spent a couple of nights at Ruby’s Inn RV Park and Campground, and the remaining four nights boondocking in Dixie National Forest. Just like Zion, Bryce has a great shuttle service that picked us up outside the campground and toured us around the park. Otherwise we would bike to the park, which was only a couple of miles.

Dixie National Forest

 My favorite thing about this area was the paved trail that stretched 17 miles from the park all the way through the National Forest to where we were camping. It became our stomping ground for running, biking, exercising and exploring.

My favorite thing about this area was the paved trail that stretched 17 miles from the park all the way through the National Forest to where we were camping. It became our stomping ground for running, biking, exercising and exploring.