Local Activities

Enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, star gazing, photography, horseback riding, ATV rentals or guided tours. Take a cruise on our own All-American Road, Scenic Byway 12 which takes you through one of the most beautiful places on earth. Discover Calf Creek’s 130 foot falls after a journey through time as you hike among the towering Navajo sandstone cliffs. Over 2 million acres awaits your exploration. You will be amazed by what you find in any direction.

While staying at the Bryce Hillside Villa, you are only a day trip away from three National Parks and two National Monuments; Bryce Canyon, Zions, Capital Reef, the Grand Staircase Escalante and Cedar Breaks. There are also three fabulous state parks, beautiful slot canyon hikes, and also the Dixie National Forest is just up the hill. We invite you to visit our other pages specific to each but in addition to those below are some great opportunities to help you explore the amazing Bryce Canyon Country and all that comes with it.

Guided Tours, Hiking, and Riding


PO Box 71, Tropic, Utah 84776

Phone: (435) 679-8823

We are a small family run business specializing in horseback riding adventures. We ride on the Dixie National Forest and BLM surrounding these areas. Come ride with us and enjoy the scenic beauty of Southern Utah. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and beautiful forests. You’ll ride with experienced cowboys who will take good care of you. They will keep you laughing and share local history. This is not you average trail ride you; will be in smaller groups and see places that most people never get to see. We accept; Saddle clubs, family groups, and corporate trips. We will organize annual rides upon request.


Phone: (435) 616-8988

Want to see the highlights of the Bryce Canyon Area? Book your tour to enjoy your sight seeing adventure with a guide who will take you to key destinations and provide knowledgable insights to local geology, history, and culture.


Phone: (435) 616-5475

Located just 7 miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase ATV is your gateway to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Providing tours to places like Willis Creek, the Hole in the Rock and everywhere in between. Located on Scenic Byway 12 in Tropic, Utah 39 miles west of Escalante and 7 east of Bryce Canyon. Come Join us on your trip to the Southwest!


Phone: 1-888-418-9908

Located in Kanab UT.  Near Zions National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and The Grand Staircase National Monument. We specialize in family friendly adventure, off the grid. Whether its rappelling into a  deep and ominous Slot canyon, or walking under massive monolithic Hoodoos, we can pepper your vacation with a new sense of adventure. Don’t take another vacation sight-seeing; get off the trails, Get Seldom Seen!


Phone: (435) 834-5555

1945 West Scenic Highway 12, Bryce, Utah 84764

At Bryce Wildlife Adventure, our focus is to provide individuals and families with exiting and healthy recreation and a chance to become acquainted with nature and local wildlife. We also showcase a large herd of live exotic deer that can be hand fed upon request. Our exhibits focus on wildlife from all over the world. In addition to featuring wildlife exhibits, we also have artifacts from ancient Indians – like the Anasazi and Piute – that lived in this area. Our exhibits are excellent resources for learning about natural history and wildlife.



The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon began in 2002 and has seen dramatic growth as it continues each June. What an amazing opportunity for dedicated runners to challenge themselves among some of the most awe inspiring scenery in Southern Utah. The Half Marathon also provides and opportunity for you to bring your family out and enjoy the local scenery, quaint communities, and rustic atmosphere of Bryce Valley. The Race begins near the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park and travels down Scenic Byway 12 to the finish line at the Cannonville Town Park.


This race is picking up steam. In its second year it is the race to be in! Run through some of the most amazing country there is to offer. The Marathon is held on Utah’s All-American Highway, Scenic Byway 12. It starts near Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah, then runs in a southwest direction and is mostly downhill until Mile 12, where the road crosses the Escalante RiverIt then turns northwest and is mostly uphill until Mile 18.  From Mile 18 on, the course is a gradual westward descent to the finish line in Escalante, Utah.  Come and enjoy Scenic Escalante, located between Capital Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.


The Bryce Canyon Music Camp began in 2010 and has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for any student of music to learn from very accomplished music professionals such as Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin, Jack Ashton of the Utah Symphony, and others. Students to receive lessons, individually and in groups, providing motivation and reinforcement for their normal study at home. “Our goals are to promote the joy of music and the thrill of accomplishment…and to inspire all who attend with the strength of Dr. Suzuki’s vision. Come learn and enjoy beautiful Bryce Canyon and the surrounding area while you are here.