With increasing number of tourists every year in Bryce Canyon, Utah, it is definite that before travelling one should be well prepared. National Parks have never been so crowded even during peak seasons but Bryce Canyon is exclusive as it isn’t just a park. It is a collective unit of hoodoos and naturally occurred amphitheaters. Different species of animal and plants have made all gardens look unique. The four main points of Bryce Canyon, (Sunrise, Bryce, Sunset and Inspiration points) are the most classic points.
One can visit these sights by walking the trails from the entrance gate, take a shuttle bus which is available only in summer because in winter due to snow it is difficult to drive on the paths, hiking, trekking or horse riding if you want to give some rest toy our feet. However, horse riding isn’t for everyone. Those who aren’t well aware of all tricks of riding a horse should go for half day trip and rest can take a full day trip.
Ruby’s horseback adventure is the best agency to provide horse riding service in Bryce Canyon, Utah. They have good and well trained horses with skilled staff. With all kinds of trips they give you the leverage to decide as per your budget. However, there are always some restrictions along with horseback riding. A certain weight limit is decided after a certain path when the path becomes steep and kids below 7 years of age aren’t allowed to take a horse ride.
The best weather to explore Bryce Canyon is winter after snow fall as it gives a lovely view. Apart from the red, white and orange hoodoos, you also get a view of white snow scattered all over the place. At night, star gazing is also one of the activities that can be enjoyed at one of the points. However, if you’re travelling in winter, you should be well aware of all sudden changes in weather and be prepared accordingly –
- Scenic beauty through Car and shuttle
It is a land with changing and unpredictable weather, therefore pack accordingly. If you’re leaving between, October to February, then carry as many woolen as you can especially for kids and elders. You should know that Bryce Canyon is at a height of 8000 ft. which means those who aren’t used to it, may feel breathless or nausea during their trip. It is good to carry medicines with you and drink ample of water.
During summer, carry sun blocks, sun glasses and hat to protect from UV rays. Also carry rain gear as there may be thunderstorm at night or cool evenings at the most. Your first aid kit should be the first thing to carry which should include tweezers that is useful when cactus spines prick into your skin.
Scenic beauty through Car and shuttle
Cars aren’t allowed at certain trails, therefore you will have to park them at parking lots and then walk down from there. It is wise to take a horse rides to give some rest to your feet. Otherwise, shuttles are convenient that run during summer as in winter it is difficult to drive in snow. Shuttles are convenient as they provide the hop on and off service to all tourists which also take care of the traffic.
It is wise to watch the video at the entrance gate of Bryce Canyon before entering. Also, take a map that’ll take you through the trail and allow you to enjoy the scenic beauty of all gardens.