Category Archives: Bryce Canyon

List of National Parks that are Open During the Shutdown

As most people are well aware at this point, the vast majority of the parks within the national park system are closed due to the government shutdown. A few states have worked with the government and they have decided to reopened a few parks with state funds. It’s important to note that just because a state has decided to reopen some parks within their state, that doesn’t mean that all of the national parks sites within their state are open. … Continue reading

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Rainbow Point Photos Bryce Canyon National Park

If you decide to drive the full length of the road within Bryce Canyon National Park (which you most definitely should do) you will ultimately end up at 9115 feet above sea level at Rainbow Point. Rainbow Point is the focal area of the parking area, but be sure not to miss Yovimpa Point which is to the right of the parking lot when you first enter. Even on a clear day in winter, Rainbow Point can be quite cold … Continue reading

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Yovimpa Point Photos Bryce Canyon National Park

Yovimpa Point is an overlook at Bryce Canyon National Park that visitors often miss. Most people take the 15 mile road within Bryce Canyon to the end and see the signs for Rainbow Point. They immediately head straight for Rainbow Point as this is the main focal of the parking area. There is, however, a short path that begins on the right side as you first enter the parking area (the reason that so many people miss it) which leads … Continue reading

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Solar Trash Can Compactors Bryce Canyon National Park

I am a firm believer that technology has an important role to play in our National Parks. While the parks themselves may be wild and rugged, technology can certainly solve some of the issues that occur when people want to visit these off the beaten track destinations. One of the things that I love about traveling to National Parks is when I find a simple technological concept in use that makes perfect sense. On a recent trip to Bryce Canyon … Continue reading

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