Help Me Plan My Southwestern Road Trip: Bryce Canyon National Park

My buddies and I want to take a car-camping spring road trip through the Southwest, beginning and ending in Las Vegas. What do you recommend?

Apr 23, 2012
Outside Magazine
Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon via Shutterstock    Photo:Joyce Marrero


Day 3
Break camp early and drive two hours northeast on Route 89 to Bryce Canyon National Park, a massive natural amphitheater famous for its multicolored rock spires. Grab a site at the park's North Campground ($18 per night), then strike out on the 8.5-mile Riggs Spring Loop Trail, which descends 2,200 feet through aspen and evergreens and affords broad views of the spires along the way.

Day 1: Vegas to Zion
Day 2: Zion National Park
Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park
Day 5: Fishlake National Forest
Day 6: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Filed To: Adventure Adviser

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