If you have the opportunity to visit Salt Lake Utah then you should take the time for a visit to the Bryce Canyon National Park. The Bryce Canyon National Park offers a tremendous way to spend a day enjoying and observing the so-called “Stone Forest”. For people who enjoy hiking there are detailed explanations of what to expect on their website. Bryce Canyon provides a variety of day hiking trails. These trails are interconnected and they are divided into three different categories of easy, moderate, and strenuous.
It is a good reminder to know that each one of these trails involves a steep climb out of the canyon and therefore the following suggestions should be adhered to. Only use good quality hiking boots that have good ankle support and lug traction. For each hour of hiking per person you should have at least one liter (quart) of water. Due to the fact that the park has elevations of over 9000 feet (2774 meters), it is quite normal with mild exertion to have a feeling of nausea or lightheadedness.
During the months of April to October the trails will also be shared with mules and horses and as a hiker you must give yield to these animals. If you hike clockwise it will reduce your chances of encountering these animals. Always remain on trails that are maintained and do not venture off the marked trails. Also, be respectful of your fellow hikers by keeping noise levels down. Finally, remember that this is a National Park and it is important to maintain its beauty by taking out any garbage or refuge that you carry into the park.
The easy hikes include the Mossy Cave hike which is 8 miles (1.3 km)round-trip, the Rim Trail hike which is 11 miles (17.7 km) round-trip, the Bristlecone Loop which is 1 mile (1.6 km) round-trip, and the Queens Garden hike which is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) round-trip.
It should be noted that lightning is a year-round danger and this will be especially true during the summer months. If you are able to hear the thunder then you should be aware that lightning is only 10 miles (1.6 km) away and that you will have to immediately seek shelter in your vehicle or building.
Yes, a visit to the beautiful city of Salt Lake Utah should include a memorable trip to the Bryce Canyon National Park.