November - December 2021 Holiday Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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Snowy,Stunning Beauty Hiking down into Bryce Canyon after an accumulation of snow can be challenging, but the reward is worth it as you get to be in the middle of all the stunning beauty you saw from the canyon rim. Seeing up close how the snow highlights the thousands of little ridges and details of those colorful formations is almost surreal. It is like walking through a maze of small, sparkling fairytale castles in a wintery wonderland. A visit to Bryce Canyon in the winter can easily be done because many of the paved roads leading to the park are frequently plowed and kept open. Bryce makes for a great day trip if you are visiting lower-elevation places, such as the St. George area, or higher-elevation places, like Cedar City. There is also plenty of lodging and services available at Bryce Canyon City, home of historic Ruby’s Inn. Bryce Canyon is at an altitude of around 8,000 feet, making it more likely to have snow on the ground when there is no snow at the lower elevations. The best way to check on snow conditions at Bryce is to call the park’s visitor center, which is open year-round, as well as the viewpoints we mention below.


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