Bryce Canyon National Park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

Wow. Bryce Canyon National Park is incredible. Hoodoos (otherworldly red spires) rise from the canyon floor as far as the eye can see, with evergreens sprinkles around for contrast. We hiked two loops on two different days: the aptly-named Fairyland Trail, which made for a fantastic 8-mile run first thing in the morning, followed by a brunch picnic in the truck bed with Bugsy at Bryce Overlook; and Queens Garden to Navajo Trail, advertised in park literature as the “world’s best 3-mile hike.” Fairyland was a fun jaunt down through less-traveled parts of the canyon, but we were more impressed with the views from Queens Garden/Navajo, despite the trail’s popularity (reminder: go early in the morning to beat the crowds!).

Bryce has one dog-friendly trail, or rather portion of a trail: the Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point. It’s a 1-mile stretch, full of people but with incredible vistas. Bugsy wishes the park had more trails she could visit, but appreciated being thrown this little bone.

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

bryce canyon national park

3 thoughts on “Bryce Canyon National Park

  1. Boy, if one wants to feel insignificant, just do what you are doing…all one’s troubles would melt away in view of such splendor. I can hardly believe such sights exist. So beautiful and awe-inspiring.

  2. Hi, my partner and I traveling cross-country with our dog, and your blog is one of the few resources online with good info on the experience. Thanks for sharing–so inspirational and encouraging! We are actually headed to Bryce today, and I’m wondering what you did with Bugsy when you went on the Queens Garden/Navajo Trail hike? Thanks for any advice you can render.

    1. Hi Jess! Bryce is amazing, hope you love it! We had it easier dog-wise when we were there early in Spring as it was still pretty cool out, so we could leave Bugsy in the car and hike first thing in the morning, confident that she wouldn’t overheat. Looking at the hourly forecast for Bryce today and tomorrow, I’m not sure that’s a viable option for you, unless you can find some shade to park in, roll all the windows down, and do a sunrise hike, getting back to the car by 8am? Otherwise, you humans could hike one at a time, with the non-hiker staying with the dog, which isn’t ideal but at least you’d be able to do the hike. Alternatively, you could drop your dog at a kennel for a day; here’s one in Panguitch, not too far away. Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful visit!

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