When visiting Southern Utah, you may be overwhelmed by the nearly endless list of fantastic natural sites to visit. Planning several day trips is an excellent way to see as many wonders as possible. If you plan to stay at one of our spacious and accommodating homes in Brian Head, you should consider a day trip from Brian Head to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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The Drive from Brian Head to Bryce Canyon
Directions from Brian Head to Bryce Canyon
To get from Brian Head to Bryce Canyon, the easiest and quickest route to take is Route 143. This highway will guide you through the Dixie National Forest past Panguitch Lake, providing plenty of opportunities to stop along the way. You can also choose to follow US-89 N, which will take an additional 20 to 30 minutes.
Places to Stop
If you want to start your day off with an easy trek, you can stop to do some hiking in Dixie National Forest before hitting the road to Bryce Canyon. Even if you’re waiting to hike until you get to the national park, there are still plenty of sights to stop and see. Pull over at one of the scenic overlooks along the winding, mountainous highway, or just take it easy and enjoy the gorgeous drive. This trip is perfect in the fall if you’re interested in witnessing the unusual foliage. Stop by Lake Panguitch for a quick dip in the freshwater or spend a few hours fishing before continuing on your road trip from Brian Head to Bryce Canyon.
What to Do at Bryce Canyon
Once you’ve arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park, you’ll find an abundance of things to see and places to explore. Cedar Breaks National Monument is one of the most popular attractions within the park so you may want to start there. If you’re planning to hike, there is a nearly endless list of trails to choose from, including the Navajo Loop and Queens Garden. For a more intimate way to experience the park, book one of the many Bryce Canyon Jeep tours, which take you over rough terrain to lesser-known areas of the canyon. Before heading back to Brian Head, you should plan to visit Sunset Point in the evening to witness one of the most stunning sunsets of your life.
Come Home to a Family Time Vacation Rental
With properties in several Southern Utah towns, Family Time Vacation Rentals offers spacious accommodations for parties of all sizes. Whether you’re looking to take a trip with a big group or just a couple’s weekend away, we’ve got the perfect home for you! If you’re planning to drive from Brian Head to Bryce Canyon, booking one of our Brian Home properties is a convenient way to stay close to all the sites you want to visit.
This Parkside Town home is a beautiful lodge with four bedrooms plus a loft, making it suitable for up to 15 guests. From the living room, you’ll have unparalleled views of the mountains, and the ski resort, public park, and pavilion are located within walking distance. Inside, you’ll enjoy tons of entertainment options including a separate movie theater room, a ping pong table, and an indoor jacuzzi.
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