Bryce Con 2015!! January 16-19!!

January 3rd, 2015

If you haven’t registered for BryceCon 2015 you should! Bryce Con is Utah’s newest gaming convention which offers 24 Hr gaming until 11 am on January 19th!! The gaming set up is family friendly with discounted rooms for registered gamers! Also you can have free ice skating at Ruby’s Winter Adventure Center! There are games scheduled through out the conference, vendors, a flea market, and well stocked raffle!! With a free day at Bryce Canyon National Park on January 19th, these weekend deals are hard to beat!! Check out the media coverage from the LA Times!! http://www.latimes.com/travel/california/la-trb-utah-brycecon-bryce-canyon-board-games-20150101-story.html

Winter Adventure Center at Ruby’s Inn!

December 23rd, 2014

Ruby’s Inn is excited to announce the opening of Ruby’s Winter Adventure Center!! The Adventure Center is the center of winter sports for your family. They host an ice rink with night time skating and music to dance to while on the ice. Rentals are $3 for adults and $2 for kids! A great price point for the whole family to get involved. Cross country skies are available with 40K of groomed trails! For only $10 per day you have plenty of time to adventure through Bryce Canyon Country. The best option may be snow showing, which allows you unprecedented access to the winter wonders of Bryce Canyon National Park! Check out the hot rates of winter rooms and follow the Ruby’s Inn Winter Adventure Center on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RubysInnWinterAdventure for daily updates on the winter conditions!!

Country Star Ty Herndon in Concert at Bryce Canyon!!

December 4th, 2014

Country star Ty Herndon is coming to Bryce Canyon!! Whether you’ve recently learned about Ty’s music or if he was a voice to the soundtrack of your youth, this world class country artist is coming to perform on Valentines Day!! There are great dinner and ticket package deals available for you and your Valentine! Stroll through some Ty Herndon classics such as “Living in a Moment”, “Lies I Told Myself” or “What Matters Most” and fall in love with his smooth voice all over again. Check out the deals at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ty-herndon-valentines-concert-tickets-13883065623?aff=es2&rank=1
and get your tickets booked early!!

Welcome to Ruby’s Inn!!

December 4th, 2014

Ruby’s is getting a little work done this winter!! Our porte-cochere is getting a facelift!! The front entrance to Ruby’s Inn is getting brand new heated concrete. This will keep the winter elements at bay. There is a redesign in the works to help take the welcoming Western elements all the way to the curb!! Book a room with us during our Winter Warmer special and get a glimpse at our progress. There is never a bad time to visit Bryce Canyon and the winter here is no exception! Keep checking back for special events and deals through our Winter Activities Center!

Ebenezer’s Country Christmas Fair

November 12th, 2014

A fantastic winter activity is coming to Bryce Canyon!! Ebenezer’s Country Christmas Fair is coming to Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill! Dozens of vendors will have soaps, home decor, Sentsy items, and great holiday gifts!! Come check out the fair on November 22nd and follow their FaceBook feed for the lastest vendors updates!!You can find them at Ebenezer’s Country Christmas Fair https://www.facebook.com/countrychristmasfairbrycecanyon

Why it’s called The Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument

October 19th, 2014

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a very unique region of canyons, arches, plateaus and cliffs. This area, while controversial in its designation as a National Monument, was established in 1996.

The Monument is bordered by the communities of Glendale, Kanab, and Big Water from the southwest to the gateway communities of Tropic, Cannonville, Henrieville, Escalante and Boulder moving towards the northeast. Encompassing 1.9 million acres, the monument is slightly larger in area than the state of Delaware.

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is partly named for the Escalante River, which flows from Boulder Mountain to the Colorado River. Deep canyons and gorges have been carved over eons of time. These sandstone labyrinths with unusual rock shapes and slot canyons offer some of the best hiking and backpacking in the world.

The monument is also named for the series of topographic benches and cliffs that, as its name implies, step progressively up in elevation from south to north. The risers correspond to the benches, terraces, or plateaus in the staircase. The bottom of the staircase ends at the highest bench of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Essentially from the top of the Monument, geological steps descend until the Grand Canyon. Each of the five “steps” has been eroded, revealing cliffs of distinctive color. Travelers can see the Grand Staircase from some of the viewpoints in Bryce Canyon.

The Bureau of Land Management manages the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. When planning to visit the monument, travelers should contact the Interagency Office in Escalante (435-826-4291). Current information on the monument, road conditions, maps, and hiking information is available. You can access the Monument through two main avenues of travel. Visitors are enchanted by beautiful Scenic Highway 12 in the northern portion of the Monument. In the southern portion, Highway 89 between Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona offers spectacular vistas of the vermilion cliffs layer of the Grand Staircase geologic feature.

Perhaps the best way to experience the diverse terrain of the Monument is to walk through it. Even though developed trails are nearly nonexistent, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of miles of outstanding hiking routes found in the Escalante Canyons, the upper Paria drainage, and other areas. Spring (March through May) and Fall (September through October) are usually the ideal times to hike or backpack. A good map and route finding abilities are a must. Self-register at established trail heads or obtain a free backpacking permit at the Interagency Office if backpacking in the Escalante region. Please leave no trace of your passing.

Plan Ahead for Fee Free Days!!

October 17th, 2014

It is wonderful to get out and enjoy the National Public Lands and it’s even better when you can do it for free!! Federal land managers offer a few days a year to entice the public to see what their dollars protect! Bryce Canyon National Park is always a great place to visit and the fee free days apply to Bryce. Whatever the season there is always a good time to be had at Bryce. The winter offers less crowds, crisp air, and crimson rocks highlighted with white snow. A vista unlike anything you will have seen before. The summer boasts great hiking, warm weather, and amazing activities to participate in. Be sure to check out the annual astrology festival! So whatever your plans, plan to visit Bryce Canyon this year!! Fee free days can be found at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

Bryce Canyon National Park on Horse Back

October 9th, 2014

Recently the equestrian tours guidelines through National Parks was under review for possible changes. After much public input the new regulations are out. You can read more about the new guidelines here
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2014/10/bryce-canyon-national-park-decides-against-guides-private-equestrians25753. The new rules will allow for safer traversing of narrow trails and less congestion for groups during their rides. These trail rides remain one of the last ways to see exclusive and unique areas of our majestic National Park lands. Whether you ride the trails with your own group or book a trail ride with Ruby’s Inn and let us do all the heavy lifting, this is one experience you don’t want to miss!

Public Lands Day!

September 12th, 2014

Another fee free day!! Come visit Bryce Canyon National Park on September 27th and get into the park with no fee!! September 27th is public lands land and a great day to get out and see what your National Parks have to offer!! Check out the link at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm to get your trip planned now!!

See the Milky Way!!

September 5th, 2014

Bryce Canyon is an unbelievable location to view the night skies. Not only does the National Park have specific “dark rangers” to familiarize guests with the evening views, but they offer moonlight guided hikes! Follow the link http://www.utah3d.net/utah-travel/bryce-canyon/milky-way-bryce.html to get a view of the night skies from your computer, but you have to see it in person!! Come visit during October 12-31 and you can get a great deal on lodging just outside Bryce Canyon National Park!