Your Guide to Attractions and Activities on Utah's Scenic Byways


Red Canyon
Dixie National Forest
Bryce Canyon City
Bryce Canyon National Park
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Boulder Mountain
Capitol Reef National Park

2013 Events Calendar

  • Jun 12, 2015

    Utah Prairie Dog Day – June 12, 2015 — N/A (more info)

    Bryce Canyon National Park is highlighting the incredibly fascinating world of a Utah prairie dog colony, from their social system to complex language. Utah prairie dogs are considered “keystone species” that perform a variety of important ecological functions including soil aeration which helps plants grow, providing prey and places to live for other animals, and maintaining meadow ecosystems.

  • Jun 17, 2015

    15th Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival — 7:30 am (more info)

    Bryce Canyon National Park invites you to join its “Dark Rangers” and amateur astronomers from the Salt Lake Astronomical Society for the 15th Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival.

  • Jul 10, 2015

    Boulder Heritage Festival — N/A (more info)

    Boulder, Utah is a unique and beautiful community with a broad cultural diversity and rich history. The Boulder Heritage Festival seeks to educate, cultivate, and celebrate these themes, by providing a forum where contemporary Boulder can enrich itself in connecting with its past.

  • Jul 11, 2015

    Bryce Canyon Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk – July 11, 2015 — N/A (more info)

    Half Marathon: 6:00A.M. - Starts at Ruby's Inn, Bryce - Ends in Cannonville Park. The 1/2 Marathon starts on Hwy 63, Bryce. Start elev. 7,652 ft - Finish at 5,800 ft. 5K Run/Walk: 6:30A.M. - 5K Run/Walk in Cannonville. If you're not interested in competing for cash, or would simply rather endure a shorter distance, start at 6:30 AM in Cannonville for the 5K Run/Walk. The 5K is an out and back in Cannonville on the road to Kodachrome State Park.

  • Jul 17, 2015

    Bryce Canyon 4th Annual GeoFest - July 27, 2013 — 7:00 am (more info)

    Bryce Canyon's 6th annual GeoFest is scheduled for Friday July 17 and Saturday July 18, 2015. Join park rangers for guided hikes, family-friendly geology programs, bus tours with a geologist, evening programs with special guest speakers, as well as exhibits and family oriented activities at the visitor center. Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change - all events both days except as noted): Canyon Geology Hikes: 8:30 a.m. (meet at General Store) Mossy Cave Hikes: 9 a.m. (sign-up required) Geology Bus Tours: 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. (3-1/2 hours, reservations required) Exhibits, Information & Family Fun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Visitor Center Plaza) Geology for Kids: 10 a.m. (free ticket required) Geology Talks: 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Sunset Point Evening Programs: 8 p.m. at Bryce Canyon Lodge

  • Sep 25, 2015

    Escalante Canyon Working Arts Festival – September 25 - 26, 2015 — N/A (more info)

    September 25 & 26, 2015 in Escalante, Utah. Plein Air Competition: Friday, September 18 to Thursday, September 24, 2015 Food, arts & crafts, vendors and live music all day. Highlights include silent art auction and speakers series.

  • Oct 10, 2015

    4th Annual Escalante Canyons Marathon and Head of the Rocks 10 miler — 6:00 am (more info)

    THE MARATHON- starts near Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah. The entire course is on Scenic Byway 12. THE 10-MILER- Begins at the Head of the Rocks scenic outlook and finishes in Escalante.