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Things to do in Bryce Canyon City, Utah

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Thunder Mountain Trail: Scenic Horseback Ride

1. Thunder Mountain Trail: Scenic Horseback Ride

Riders will be shuttled from the meeting point to the trailhead to meet their horses. Once on horseback, the guided ride leads through the forest and then up the famous Thunder Mountain Trail with its tight switchbacks and narrow ridges. End with a transfer from the top of the trail back to the meeting point. Marvel at incredible views of the red rock formations along the trail. From your unique vantage point on the back of a horse, the unparalleled beauty of Utah's craggy and sandy landscape is sure to take your breath away. Take a short break before heading through the forest to the end of the trail. Once at the top of the trail, the shuttle will take everyone back to the meeting point. The Thunder Mountain Trail is widely known among horse riders, runners, and mountain bikers — this is an experience you won't want to miss while in Utah.

Bryce Canyon & Capitol Reef National Park: Airplane Tour

2. Bryce Canyon & Capitol Reef National Park: Airplane Tour

Get unobstructed views of Utah’s beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park on this private airplane tour. Marvel at the spectacular Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument from a vantage point that’s hard to beat. Depart from Canyonlands Regional Airport to start the tour. Fly over remote canyons to reach the unique Waterpocket Folds of Capitol Reef National Park. Your knowledgeable pilots will be giving a fun description and explanation of the geological formations along your entire tour. Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges. The park is a vast showcase of colorful rock pinnacles and spires, known as hoodoos, which rise from a series of natural amphitheaters. Land at Bryce Canyon Airport and enjoy some time to stretch your legs and use the facilities. Once back on the plane, head southeast to meet up with the Colorado River. Spot the Grand Staircase and see the plateaus that descend from Bryce Canyon south toward the Grand Canyon, marked by vertical drops at the Pink Cliffs, Grey Cliffs, and White Cliffs. Follow the Colorado River the majority of the time back to Canyonlands National Park before landing back in Moab.

Bryce Canyon City: Red Canyon Horse Riding Day Trip w/ Lunch

3. Bryce Canyon City: Red Canyon Horse Riding Day Trip w/ Lunch

Take a horseback ride through Utah's Casto and Losee Canyons and set off on an adventure worthy of a Western. Marvel at the unique rock formations and eroded walls along the trail and ride through famous arches of rock. Take in Little Desert plain from the back of a horse and enjoy a picnic lunch. After being picked up from Ruby's Inn, climb aboard the shuttle to the Casto Canyon Trailhead. Meet your guide and horse for the day, then set off on an all-day horse riding adventure through Casto and Losee Canyons in Red Canyon. Marvel at red rocks sculpted by time and ride through arches. Follow trails once mastered by the infamous Butch Cassidy in his glory days. Spot some of his old hideaways along the trail. When you get hungry, stop for a boxed lunch. During the day, pass through a range of scenery from red rocks to desert plains before catching the shuttle back to Ruby's Inn.

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Spectacular views, exhilarating , on the edge experience. Great guide. I had confidence in our horses to guide us through safely.