BRYCE CANYON CITY — To commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, the National Park Service teamed up with Google to put together a 360-degree video tour of five national parks, including Bryce Canyon National Park.
Park Ranger Kevin Poe guides and narrates the Bryce Canyon portion in “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks.” He takes the viewer through tall red canyons and to prime close-up views of the ever-changing hoodoos. The tour ends with a 360-degree shot of the starry sky where light pollution doesn’t affect the glowing constellations.
“I’ve been at Bryce for 16 years now, find me a park with better rocks or stars, and then maybe I’ll move on,” Poe said. “Until then, this is my home.”
“Out of 58 national parks, it’s exciting that Bryce Canyon was chosen and featured, but it’s no surprise considering how scenic and unique the park is,” Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield County Tourism Office, said. “Now more people will be able to experience this incredible area who wouldn’t have been able to before.”
Google also showcases Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes, New Mexico’s Carlsbad Cavern and Florida’s Dry Tortugas.
Get the full 360-degree video experience online or on the Google Arts and Culture app.
About Garfield County
Garfield County is located in Southern Utah and provides access to nearly a dozen national and state park and forest areas, including Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef national parks.
Visitors enjoy epic road trips while exploring Scenic Byways 12 and 143 — highways so spectacular they’ve been recognized by the Federal Highway Administration for their one-of-a-kind features.
The area is only an hour drive to a commercial airport and four hours from either Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. To plan your own world-class vacation, visit Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country online or call the Garfield County Tourism Office at telephone 800-444-6689.