Enjoy intimate park access, great value at Bryce Canyon, historic Ruby’s Inn

BRYCE CANYON CITY – The season of birth and renewal is upon us and what better way to watch the earth spring to life than at one of Utah’s treasured National Parks? It’s April and the buzz word around Bryce Canyon National Park is “weather.”

“There is beautiful weather in the park right now,” Lance Syrett, general manager of historic Ruby’s Inn, said.

Mountain biking near Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Ruby's Inn, St. George News
Mountain biking near Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Ruby’s Inn, St. George News

According to Bryce Canyon National Park’s Web page on weather, high temperatures in April are in the mid-50s with lows dipping just below freezing at night.

Ruby’s Inn provides the park’s closest lodging as well as onsite dining, an indoor pool, guided horseback riding, horse-drawn wagon rides, scenic flights, all-terrain vehicle tours and mountain bike rentals.

“This is a great place for cycling,” Syrett said, “both road and mountain.”

The Thunder Mountain mountain bike trail in nearby Red Canyon boasts nearly five-star ratings on the trail review sites; www.mtbproject.com and www.singletracks.com.

Other popular activities in and near the park include hiking, scenic drives to canyon view points and shopping in Old Bryce Town.

April is the perfect time to take advantage of hot deals at Ruby’s Inn and enjoy the park’s many offerings without the peak season crowds, Syrett said adding that visitors will get a more intimate experience in the park.

“If you are at all flexible,” Syrett said, “you are going to have a lot nicer experience and it is going to be a lot less expensive.”

Shopping in Old Bryce Town, Bryce Canyon City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Ruby's Inn, St. George News
Shopping in Old Bryce Town, Bryce Canyon City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Ruby’s Inn, St. George News

And who wouldn’t want front row views and more private access to the mystical hoodoos and inviting forests of Bryce?

From Bryce Canyon’s website:

There is no place quite like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found on every continent, but here is the archetypical “hoodoo-iferous” terrain. Descriptions fail. Cave without a roof? Forest of stone? Even photographs strain credulity. When you visit maybe you’ll come up with a better name. In the meantime “Bryce” will have to suffice.

As part of National Park Week all park entry fees will be waived on April 18-19.

About Ruby’s Inn

Since 1916, Ruby’s Inn has been making it easy for visitors from around the world to experience the epic scenery of Bryce Canyon National Park. Ruby’s Inn is located at the entrance to the park and offers the closest lodging with everything from luxury hotel rooms to RV parks and campgrounds. Ruby’s Inn is open year-round with a General Store that provides fuel, groceries, camping gear, clothing and gifts. To plan your vacation, visit www.RubysInn.com or call 1-866-866-6616.

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