Bryce Canyon National Park is easily accessible from Springdale for hikes and day trips. Bryce Canyon offers wonderful views from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau where you are able to see the red rock spires, hoodoos, and amphitheaters. Bryce Canyon also offers one of the best night skies in the country. The sky is so dark Venus can cast a shadow! The park offers several night sky programs. For those looking for an easy way to view Bryce, drive along Highway 63 and stop at each of the viewpoints: Bryce Point, Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, and Inspiration Point. Another excellent way to view the park is by horseback. Canyon Trail Rides offers 2 and 4 hour rides on either a horse or mule along the Peek-a-boo Loop Trail. Mountain biking is also popular around the Bryce Canyon area. During the winter months, snowshoers and cross-country skiers are prevalent. For more information about Bryce Canyon National Park you may visit their website: www.nps.gov/brca.