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Baby Huey 07-18-2012 12:33 PM

Bryce Canyon , Utah Question
 
Wife is planning a trip into Bryce Canyon this September... I was wondering if any of you have been thru Bryce Canyon ?
I'd like to take the 07-JKU-X and come into Utah from Nevada as I would like to drive the "UFO highway" and check some of that out on the way. We have been thru Nevada lots of times and never got off the beatin path.
We drove thru MOAB a couple years ago, lots of neat country there.
Thanks for any info !! :popcorn: "BH"

PS: I did a search of this forum using "Bryce Canyon" and it came up no matches...

bobsled84088 07-19-2012 11:48 AM

Bryce is an overlook to overlook type of park.
Try to do a few hikes if possible.
Bryce , Zion, Grand Canyon,Cedar Breaks Coral Pink sand dunes near Kanab are just a few things to see around there.
Fishing at Duck Creek on Cedar mountain is a fun way to beat the heat .
Very beautiful country Great time of year to visit Have fun

Baby Huey 07-19-2012 03:19 PM

Thanks You !! I'll do a little more research I guess... I'd like to find a little more driving trails and roads.... "BH"

GT500 07-19-2012 03:29 PM

I live in the So Utah area and can probably give you some ideas. I'll try to remember to post back some details when I'm not at work. Send me a note if I don't remember.

bobsled84088 07-20-2012 01:37 PM

If you will only be traveling to this part of Utah for a once in a lifetime trip , forget the offroading and do the tourist thing. The country that you will be traveling thru is amazingly beautiful. There are three national parks Zion, Bryce,Grand canyon- 2 national monuments Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante . These areas can easily be toured in a week .Take the top off and and have a wonderful time.

Baby Huey 07-22-2012 01:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobsled84088 (Post 2605672)
If you will only be traveling to this part of Utah for a once in a lifetime trip , forget the offroading and do the tourist thing. The country that you will be traveling thru is amazingly beautiful. There are three national parks Zion, Bryce,Grand canyon- 2 national monuments Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante . These areas can easily be toured in a week .Take the top off and and have a wonderful time.

Yea, I don't plan do a lot of wheelin , especially that far from home...
I just like to drive old roads and check out the sights...
This will be a fast trip, wife can only get so many days off...So get there ,look it over and get back home....Yea, I know, not much time to soak it up....

Thanks !! "BH"

Baby Huey 07-22-2012 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by GT500 (Post 2602457)
I live in the So Utah area and can probably give you some ideas. I'll try to remember to post back some details when I'm not at work. Send me a note if I don't remember.

This trip is planned for October ( She changed her mind ..) sometime. ( wifes time off ) ... Whats your weather like in October ??
Snow flurries ???? Tar Chains required in the mountains ?
Plan is to come into So.Utah from Nevada on Hwy. 56 toCedar City, get to Panguitch and into Bryce...

Thanks for the info !! "BH"

bobsled84088 07-22-2012 01:17 PM

early Oct. or late ? BIG DIFFERENCE

Cool to cold over Panguitch. Warm - cool days Cold nights at Bryce

Warm in Zions Cool to Cold North Rim Grand Canyon

Best time of year to be there.

Baby Huey 07-22-2012 08:36 PM

She tells me sometime around the week of the 7th of October.....
She's trying to joggle the trip around her work schedule ...
Sounds like the weather will be good then.
Thanks for the Help Pal !! "BH"

GT500 09-18-2012 05:42 PM

Sorry for such a long delay. For some reason I didn't get notifications of updates to this thread.

Barring a freak early winter flurry you should have awesome weather. Great time to visit.

If you are looking to hit some mild dirt there are some beatiful dirt roads just outside of Bryce that travel from Kodachrome State Park down to Kanab, UT. Kodachrome is just a few miles East of Bryce. I believe the first road is called Skutumpah. Another option is Cottonwood Canyon which puts you a bit east of Kanab. Both of these roads travel through Grand Staircase National Monument. From Kanab you could circle back through Zion ZP or through the Coral Pink Sanddunes (another beautiful area with some easy dirt).

If it has rained you will want to avoid all dirt roads in the area.

SafetyThird 09-19-2012 02:20 PM

Zion Narrows
 
If you want to get out of the Jeep, I recommend renting the gear and hiking up the narrows in Zion. It's a deep slot canyon with a cold running stream through it. Dry pants, canyon shoes, and a sturdy walking stick are good to have. Check with the rangers to make sure there isn't any rain in the canyon's watershed. Angels landing at Zion is a great trail with views too.

Wikipedia, The Narrows

Baby Huey 09-20-2012 05:24 AM

That sounds great !! I have a bum knee so I don't know how much hiking I'll be doing. I can go some ,but rocks give me fits...
We are taking our two oldest grandsons (10-7) with us so we;ll see what happens.
Too bad we won't be taking the Jeep on this trip . I broke the spare carrier and have a New Or-Fab on order but the two week wait turned into 4 weeks....Unless it gets here soon I won't have time to install it.
I plan to service the Jeep in the next few days so it's ready just incase the Carrier comes..
Thank's for all the input guys, I really Appreciate it !! "BH"

bobsled84088 10-21-2012 02:19 PM

update on trip ?

damndirtydog 10-21-2012 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GT500 (Post 2805629)
Sorry for such a long delay. For some reason I didn't get notifications of updates to this thread.

Barring a freak early winter flurry you should have awesome weather. Great time to visit.

If you are looking to hit some mild dirt there are some beatiful dirt roads just outside of Bryce that travel from Kodachrome State Park down to Kanab, UT. Kodachrome is just a few miles East of Bryce. I believe the first road is called Skutumpah. Another option is Cottonwood Canyon which puts you a bit east of Kanab. Both of these roads travel through Grand Staircase National Monument. From Kanab you could circle back through Zion ZP or through the Coral Pink Sanddunes (another beautiful area with some easy dirt).

If it has rained you will want to avoid all dirt roads in the area.

Coral pink sand dunes....is that over by Duchene? We went to dinosaur last year in a rental car and there was a state park over there I thought was Coral pink sand dunes. What ever the name of the place was it was making my mouth water because there was all kinds of trails on that dune type of topography, and was sooo wishing I had my Jeep.
Also google "jeep trails in hanksville". I printed up some great trail guides for that area around hanksville and zion NP. I'll look for them and post the website if I find them.

bobsled84088 10-22-2012 11:50 AM

Coral Pink is near Kanab and the Arizona border.

Keith Foley 03-12-2013 06:01 PM

I agree with bobsled
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bobsled84088 (Post 2605672)
If you will only be traveling to this part of Utah for a once in a lifetime trip , forget the offroading and do the tourist thing. The country that you will be traveling thru is amazingly beautiful. There are three national parks Zion, Bryce,Grand canyon- 2 national monuments Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante . These areas can easily be toured in a week .Take the top off and and have a wonderful time.

If you are just wanting to see a lot of gorgeous country in a small amount of time, drive the southern most route across Utah from Bluff to Hanksville, to Bryce to Zion. Unbelievable scenery and almost no traffic for miles and miles.


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