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 a boy in Bryce CanyonBryce Canyon for Kids

Bryce Canyon does not offer a classroom program like Zion Park's explorer program, but they do give out a Junior Ranger booklet at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center. Kids completing the projects in the booklet will receive an official certificate and badge. Bryce Canyon also offers a just for kids program from June to August. Parents can sign kids up at the Bryce Canyon Visitors Center, then meet with a ranger later in the day. Your children will spend then next hour playing games and having fun, while learning about the Bryce Canyon environment. Unlike the Zion Jr. Explorer program, you must stay with your kids. Kiosks are around the park which you can use to help your children learn more about Bryce. They display geology, history and other education things.

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Mossy Cave is the ideal hike for kids and families for many reasons. First, it's a hike with little elevation change, second, there is a wonderful stream, and third, there are fun hoodoos and windows along the trail, and finally there is a charming cave at the end of the trail. Add all this together and the kids should have an enjoyable hike. Mileage round trip: .8 miles

Another kid friendly hike is to explore sections of the Rim Trail which is an easy and well-traveled hike. It traverses the rim, from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point, connecting all the scenic overlooks for these two points. The section between Sunrise and Sunset Points is where baby strollers and wheelchairs can be used. The rim reveals a beautiful view of Bryce's Hoodoo's from above. Mileage round trip: 11 miles

Directions to Bryce Canyon

From Salt Lake City: Travel south on Interstate 15 past Beaver to UT 20. Exit on UT 20. Turn south on UT 89 and travel past Panguitch. Follow UT 89 to UT 12. Travel along UT 12 through Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon. Turn south on UT 63 to enter the park.
From Las Vegas: Travel Interstate 15 past St. George to Exit 16. Drive through Hurricane, Utah. Follow Utah Highway 9 through Hurricane and to the only stop light in LaVerkin. Turn right at the stop light. Continue on Highway 9 to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Drive through Zion to the junction of UT 9 and US 89 at Mt. Carmel Jct. Turn north on UT 89, then exit on UT 12. Follow UT 12 through Red Canyon, turning south on UT 63 to enter Bryce Canyon.

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Bryce Canyon for kids

Three young girls, Nikki and Kyra Milligan and their cousin Kelsey, play on the rocks surface above the waterfall at the Mossy Cave Trail. This hike also have an interesting cave that kids should enjoy, but the best part of this hike is the lack of significant elevation changes.

 

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Lodging Zion National ParkLodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.

 

zion National Park CanyoneeringHorse Rides in Bryce Canyon - There are 2 to 4 hour horse or mule rides in Bryce Canyon. Cowboys are trained to take people on the horses that have never been on them before.
For more info call: 435-679-8665

Clear Starry Nights - The skies are clear and the starts shine bright at Bryce. Bryce Canyon has many different programs that embrace astronomy. Check at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center for the program that is offered during your visit.

Family Ranger Programs - The programs vary but each is geared toward kids and families.

 


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