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Page Title: Bryce, Utah
Page Synopsis: An overview of Bryce, Utah, USA. Inforamtion about travel destinations, activities, attractions, lodging, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife.



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Bryce Canyon, UtahBryce Canyon National Park's flaming pink sandstone spires are the unique icons here, where hiking trails bring you nose-to-nose with millions of years of geologic history.

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Bryce Canyon National Park - View thousands of delicate spires, pinnacles, and mazes carved out of pink cliffs by geologic movement and from millions of years of wind and water erosion.
Visitors center open year round daily except Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1.
Address: PO Box 170001, Bryce Canyon, UT 84717
Phone: (435) 834-5322 Fax: (435) 834-4102
www.nps.gov/brca

Bryce Canyon NP Utah
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Kodachrome Basin State Park - A great place to camp and enjoy unique massive sandstone chimneys or "sand pipes".
Open year round
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Address: Located off Scenic Route 12, 7 miles south of Cannonville, Utah. 
PO Box 238, Cannonville, UT 84718
Phone: (435) 679-8562 Fax: (435) 679-8543
www.stateparks.utah.gov

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - This geologic wonder consists of three major sections: Escalante Canyons, Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Grand Staircase - a huge area of pink, gray, white and vermilion cliffs beginning at the Grand Canyon and ending at this national monument.
Address: PO Box 225, Escalante, UT  84726 
Phone: (435) 826-5499
www.ut.blm.gov/utah.monument

Anasazi State Park Museum - Home to one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan communities west of the Colorado River. 
Open year round, except Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1.
Museum hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., June-September 15.
Rest of the year 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Address: PO Box 1429, Boulder, UT 84716-1429
Phone: (435) 335-7308 Fax:(435) 335-7352
www.stateparks.utah.gov

Scenic Byway 12 - Car & Driver Magazine has called Utah's Highway 12 (Scenic Route 12) from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park "the most scenic drive in America".  From the "Hogs Back", see panoramas of vast slickrock and scenic canyons cut by the Escalante River as it winds through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Phone: (435) 676-1160 for a free Highway 12 guide.

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Panguitch Lake-Scenic Byway 143 - A mountain playground with cool temperatures and great fishing on Panguitch Lake. 
Phone: (435) 676-8826 for a free guide.

Paunsagaunt Wildlife Museum - Home to a collection of more than 400 specimens from North America displayed in their natural habitat.  Also features exotic game mounts from Africa, India, Europe, and a collection of 1,000 butterflies. 
Open May 1 - October 1, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Phone: (435) 676-2500,  winter (702) 877-2664

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Bryce, UT - Destination City - 6 properties
Tropic, UT - 11 miles from Bryce - 13 properties
Panguitch, UT - 24 miles from Bryce - 19 properties
Hatch, UT - 24 miles from Bryce - 4 properties
Panguitch Lake, UT - 41 miles from Bryce - 6 properties
Escalante, UT - 50 miles from Bryce - 10 properties
Boulder, UT - 80 miles from Bryce - properties


RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS UNIQUE TO THE AREA
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Boulder, UT
Boulder Mesa Restaurant (435) 335-7447
Burr Trail Grill (435) 335-7503
Hell's Backbone Grill (435) 335-7460
Poles Place (435) 335-7422

Bryce, UT
Best Western Ruby's Inn (800) 468-8660
Bryce Canyon Lodge (435) 834-5361
Bryce Canyon Pines (435) 834-5441
Foster's Steak House (435) 834-5227
Hoo-Doos 2 Restaurant (435) 834-5276

Escalante, UT
Circle D Restaurant (435) 826-4251
Esca-Latte (435) 826-4266
Escalante Frosty Shop (435) 826-4488
Golden Loop Cafe (435) 826-4433
Ponderosa Restaurant (435) 826-4658
Trail Head Cafe (435) 826-4714

Hatch, UT
Cafe Adobe (435) 735-4020
Bryce-Zion-Midway Resort (435) 735-4199
Cactus Cowboy Restaurant (435) 735-4223
Dream Catcher Cafe (435) 735-4098
Escobar's (435) 735-4357
New Bryce Inn & Cafe (435) 735-4265

Junction US-89 & U-12, UT
Harold's Place (435) 676-2350
Wild Bunch Restaurant (435) 676-8770

Panguitch, UT
Arby's Express (435) 676-2813
Buffalo Java Espresso (435) 676-8900
C Stop Pizza & Deli (435) 676-8366
Country Corner Cafe (435) 676-8851
Cowboy's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q (435) 676-8030
Flying M Restaurant (435) 676-8008
Grandma Tina's Spaghetti House (435) 676-2377
Henrie's Drive-Inn (435) 676-2731
Hogi Yogi (435) 676-2131
Cobblestone Peddlers Shoppe & Eatery (435) 676-8650
Subway (435) 676-8899

Panguitch Lake, UT
Bear Paw Lake View Resort (435) 676-2650
Beaver Dam Lodge (435) 676-8339
Doggie Delight (435) 676-2445
Panguitch Lake Resort (435) 676-2657
Rustic Lodge (435) 676-2627

Ticaboo/Lake Powell, UT
Ticaboo Resort Restaurant (435) 788-2110
Lake Powell A&W (435) 788-2220

Tropic, UT
Doug's Hoo Doo's Restaurant (435) 679-8633
Hungry Coyote (435) 679-8822
The Pizza Place (435) 676-8888
Showdowns Cowboy Kitchen (435) 679-8546

Major national restaurant and fast food chains available throughout the area.

ROUTING TO ADJACENT DESTINATIONS
Drive times adjusted for local speed limits.

Destination - Zion National Park - Springdale:  From Bryce, proceed north on state Route 63 to state Route 12.  Continue west on state Route 12 to the junction of U.S. 89.  Proceed south on U.S. 89 to state Route 9 and continue west on state Route 9 to Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah.  Distance: 83 miles - 1 hour 45 minute drive time.

Destination - Cedar City:  From Bryce, proceed north on state Route 63 to state Route 12.  Continue west on state Route 12 to the junction of U.S. 89.  Proceed south on U.S. 89 to state Route 14 and continue west on Route 14 to Cedar City, Utah.  Distance: 75 miles - 1 hour 45 minute drive time.

Destination - Capitol Reef National Park - Torrey:  From Bryce, proceed north on state Route 63 to state Route 12.  Continue north on state Route 12 to Torrey, Utah.  Distance: 116 miles - 3 hours drive time.

Destination - Kanab:  From Bryce, proceed north on state Route 63 to state Route 12.  Continue west on state Route 12 to the junction of U.S. 89.  Proceed south on U.S. 89 to Kanab, Utah.  Distance: 55 miles - 1 hour drive time.

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