Choosing A Camp Site – Bryce Canyon

For backcountry campers, there are 8 nice campsites that are located at the Under-the-Rim Trail and also 4 campsites located at the Riggs Spring Loop Trail. These locations are perfectly situated at high elevations raging from 6,800 ft. to more than 9,000 ft. Campers who want to, can stay there overnight. But just before you do, make sure that you acquire the necessary permits in order to stay in the backcountry of Bryce Canyon. You can purchase the permit at the visitor center.

When camping to any of these campsites, remind yourself that you should camp in designated areas. After your camping activity, clean everything. be aware of rules and regulations such as open fires not being allowed at Red Canyon.

Another favorite campground is the BLM at Red Canyon which located at Highway 12, a scenic route on your way to Bryce Canyon. This campground features ponderosa pines and is situated at 7,400 ft. The campground features about 3 campsites and a specific area for day use. Perfect for camping, this location is also suitable for a wide range of activities like hiking and biking. Enjoy the biking trails like the Red Canyon Bike Trail, this 5 mile bike trail is an amazing and challenging bike trail for sports enthusiasts.
This campground is located at the intersection of Scenic Byway 12 and Highway 89 which makes it a perfect base camp especially if you want to explore Bryce Canyon. It is open from May to October with the campsite costing at $15.

Sunset Campground Sign
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The North and Sunset campsites are by far the most popular as they are located closest to the Bryce Canyon Visitors Center, and the North is located close to the Bryce Amphitheater. During the more popular camping times of the year, make sure you call in a reservation for a site, they fill up fast!

No matter where you choose to set up camp, we are sure you will have a wonderful and memorable experience!

Campsites At Bryce – North and Sunset

Bryce Canyon National Park is considered to be one of the most popular destinations among local and foreign tourists. With its majestic and natural landscape, it has a lot to offer to its guests apart from sightseeing. Bryce Canyon is also a perfect spot for those who want to set-up their camp, spend time with loved ones and be one with the beauty of nature.

The national park has two campgrounds including the North and Sunset. Both of these campgrounds have convenient locations as they are near the visitor center. Enjoy your camping activity without having to worry about the heat of the sun as the camping ground is shaded by ponderosa pines adding more beauty to the view. These two camping locations are also located near the Bryce Amphitheater.

North Campground, Bryce Canyon NP
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The North and Sunset Campground

The North Campground features four loops with about 99 sites. This campground is perfect for both tent campers and RV campers. Loops A and B are designated for RV Campers while Loops C and D are designed for tent campers. For RV campers, you have to make a reservation. Check out the dates through the official website www.recreation.gov for more information and details.

The Sunset Campground features 20 tent sites including a group site. You can also make a reservation so you can be sure that there is a spot for you in the campground. You can easily place your reservation in advance. Given the two choices, which one is the better choice? It actually depends. The North Campground is located much nearer to the general store as well as the visitor center. What is nice with the North Campground is that you can have a coin op shower or you can also do your laundry especially during summer.

Camping at both of these locations is easy since they both have restrooms with flush toilets. Although there is no hook-up, you can use a dump station for a fee. Just be reminded that the sites are restricted to about 10 people. During peak season, you can expect a heavy influx of tourists. The cost of a camping site is $15 per night. You can also avail discounts if you have special park passes.

Convincing Your Indoorsy Friends To Camp

Camping is a very fun and enjoyable outdoor activity especially if you are going out with family and friends. But there are just some who really don’t like to go camping. This is sad but true since there are people who are known to be “indoorsy”. The good news is that you can make your indoorsy friends change their minds. Here are some of the easy tips that you can use to convince them to go out on a camping trip.

Let them know more about camping.

When you hear the word camping, one of the misconceptions is that you set-up a camp, light fires and do all those activities that you find in survival reality shows and this is something that not everyone enjoys. The truth of the matter is that camping is not just all about that. There are so many things that you can do while you are camping. In fact, you can have have a party, cook together, enjoy good food, have some drinks and play different games. Tell them about the different things that you guys can do on a camping activity. It can definitely be fun and casual.

Entice them with food.

One thing to love about camping is that you get to have communal dining experience not to mention that you can also cook your own food. Tempt and entice your friends who like being at home to enjoy this unique food experience. Instead of just going for a take out, why not experience something new. Entice your friends to go out camping so they can enjoy cooked meals, grilled meat and seafoods, sweet desserts and a whole lot more. For sure, they will change their mind.

Smore
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Help in the camping preparations.

Planning is difficult especially for first time campers. So, help your friend and take away the hassle of doing the preparations. This is very useful as you can make camping more fun and interesting. In helping your friends, they don’t have any excuse as they do not have to worry about anything but just to say yes. Prepare the schedule, get the food and gas up the vehicle.

Lend them the things they need.

Camping requires you to invest in gear and other tools. For those who have not yet tried going out on a camp, it can be a big impediment. If they do not have any sleeping bags, tents or other camping tools, you can lend a hand and lend them some of your gear. In that way, they no longer have to worry about the things that they need.

Assure them that campgrounds have flush toilets.

Let’s face it whenever you tell your indoorsy friends about camping, they always have fears as to whether they can cope and it is comfortable. For one, there are some who think that there are no flush toilets. The best way is to assure your friends that there are flush toilets and they can have the comforts of home even when they are in the camping ground.

Go out on a day hike.

As with any full course meal, it actually helps to convince your indoorsy friends that they get to have a glimpse or a taste of how it is like to be outdoors. Take them on a nice day hike. When they get fresh air and see nice views, they get to develop a taste for the great outdoors and this is the start.

Go camping in fall or spring.

When going on a camp, select the perfect time. It is advisable that you go camping in fall or spring. Summer is also a good time to camp, but your indoorsy friends might be discouraged with the scorching heat of the sun.

Lastly, ambush your friends as they leave for work on a Friday. Being spontaneous is definitely a good thing, so they no longer have the time to worry and say no.