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

Equestrian Trails

Red Canyon
Dixie National Forest
Panguitch
Bryce Canyon City
Tropic
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Escalante River Trailhead
Boulder Mountain
Torrey
Capitol Reef National Park

2013 Events Calendar

  • February 13, 2016

    2016 Bryce Canyon Winter Festival — (more info)

    The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival has something for everyone. There will be Free clinics, demos and tours. Events may be subject to change due to snow and weather conditions, but the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival will be held regardless of snow conditions.

  • April 16, 2016

    National Park Week 2016 - April 16 to 24th — (more info)

    Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 16 – 24, 2016 you are invited to celebrate all that our national parks have to offer. From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes, to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park System has something for everyone.

  • June 1, 2016

    16th Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival — (more info)

    Join us for our 16th Annual Astronomy Festival (June 1 - 4, 2016) with Bryce Canyon's Astronomy Rangers and the Salt Lake Astronomical Society.

  • June 8, 2016

    Quilt Walk Festival – June 8 - 11, 2016 in Panguitch. — (more info)

    In 1863 the first group of the pioneers came to Panguitch from Parowan under the leadership of Jens Neilson. They followed the route over the rugged Bear Valley, part of the Spanish Trail. Come celebrate the pioneer spirit of Panguitch!
    Enjoy quilting classes a Chocolate festival, tractor parade, the Main Street Dinner theater play depicting the story of the quilt walk, trunk show, art show and much much more.

  • June 24, 2016

    Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally – Hot Air Balloon Festival June 24 - 26, 2016 — (more info)

    Join us for our 2016 festival June 24-26 in Panguitch, Utah and bring your whole family! This event truly has something fun for everyone.

  • July 8, 2016

    2016 Scenic Byway 12 Foundation Spaghetti Dinner in the Park — (more info)

    Join Scenic Byway 12 Committee volunteers, race volunteer staff, and community members for dinner and live music in the Cannonville Town Park on the evening of Friday July 8.  Dinner is served starting 6 pm.  $8 adult / $4 child (12 and under). Benefits Scenic Byway 12 Committee projects to enhance visitor and local residents' travel experience on Scenic Byway 12 All-American Road.

  • July 9, 2016

    Bryce Canyon Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk – July 9, 2016 — (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. The 5K is an out and back in Cannonville on the road to Kodachrome State Park.

  • July 14, 2016

    Bryce Canyon 7th Annual GeoFest - July 14 - 16, 2016 — (more info)

    Bryce Canyon's 7th annual GeoFest is scheduled for Thursday July 14, 15 and 16, 2016. 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):

    Bryce Canyon Geology Hikes: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
    (Group size limited, free ticket required)
    Join a geologist for a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike in the amphitheater. Meet at the General Store and bring water.

    Mossy Cave Hikes: 9 - 10:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
    (Group size limited, free ticket required)
    Join a park geologist for an easy 1-mile round-trip hike at Mossy Cave Trail.

    **Geology Bus Tours: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
    (Group size limited, reservations required)
    Join a geologist for a 3.5 hr. roadside geology tour of Bryce Canyon

    Exhibits, Information & Family Fun: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m

    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

  • July 15, 2016

    Boulder Heritage Festival — (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.

  • August 2, 2016

    Tour of Utah 2nd Stage - Escalante to Torrey on Scenic Byway 12 — (more info)

    Tour of Utah is a multi-stage bicycle race that will directly impact the pace of travel on Scenic Byway 12 (Utah SR12) on Tuesday August 2, 2016 from Escalante to Torrey.
    If you are traveling on Scenic Byway 12 on August 2nd look for travel restriction information at https://www.tourofutah.com/

  • August 23, 2016

    Bryce ATV Rally — (more info)

    Join us August 23 through 27, 2016 and ride some of the most beautiful trails you will ever see.
    Take a guided tour or grab a map and head out on your own. Either way you will experience scenery and trails like you have never seen before. Garfield County trails border Bryce Canyon National Park and is home to Casto Canyon, one of the top ten most scenic trails in the U.S.
    Join us in the evening for the ATV Rodeo. Enter and compete yourself or just cheer on friends, which you are sure to make a few new ones.
    There will also be great deals from our Vendors and Sponsors, Food, Entertainment, and more for the entire family to enjoy. Poker Run will be held on Saturday with cash and prizes!!

  • August 25, 2016

    National Parks – Fee Free Days - August 25 to 28th — (more info)

    National Park Service’s 100th Birthday

  • August 27, 2016

    Bryce Canyon Rim Run & Walk – — (more info)

    The race begins at 9:00 am and is one of Utah’s most scenic races. 5 mile trail run/walk overlooks Bryce Canyon and winds through forests of ponderosa pine. The Course is gently rolling with an elevation of approx. 7,600 ft.

  • September 10, 2016

    Boulder Mountain Half-Marathon and 5K — (more info)

    Start the run at 8355 ft above sea level on the Dixie National Forest, run down rolling hills into the beautiful town of Torrey, Utah at 6855 ft above sea level.

  • September 24, 2016

    Escalante Canyon Working Arts Festival – September 24 - 25, 2016 — (more info)

    September 24 & 25, 2016 in Escalante, Utah.
    Plein Air Competition: Friday, September 16 to Thursday, September 25, 2016
    Food, arts & crafts, vendors and live music all day. Highlights include silent art auction and speakers series.