- Renting snowshoes is sensible as they can be expensive to buy
- Ranger-guided snowshoe tours in Bryce National Park cover 1-2 miles of trail and snowshoes are provided
- Snowshoeing at higher altitudes in Zion National Park is a great way to appreciate the towering red cliffs
- There are 20 miles of snowshoeing trails starting from Ruby’s Inn on Hwy 12
Snowshoeing is easy to master and enjoy, either independently or as part of a group tour. Renting snowshoes makes financial sense as they can be expensive to buy. There are some useful techniques to snowshoeing which can be picked up from experienced snowshoers or as part of a guided trip. Wear layers of clothing, warm hiking boots and waterproof knee gaitors.
Where to go Snowshoeing
- Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon snowshoeing is a wonderful way to appreciate the stunning snow-capped red rock scenery. Ranger-guided snowshoe tours in Bryce National Park are offered complete with snowshoes. Snowshoe trips in Bryce Canyon National Park cover 1-2 miles of trail and include informative talks about the geology of the red rock hoodoos along the way.
- Zion National Park
Snowshoeing in Zion National Park is a great way to appreciate the towering red cliffs and rock formations, particularly at the higher elevations. When there is sufficient snow, the East Rim Trail is ideal for snowshoeing. Kolob Canyon, Lava Point and Wild Cat Canyon trails are also good for experienced snowshoers. Snowshoe rentals and guided tours are available from various lodges within the park.
- Ruby’s Inn on Hwy 12
There are 20 miles of snowshoeing trails starting from Ruby’s Inn and some connect with the Bryce Canyon trail system.
Guided Tours and Rentals
Discover the many excellent tour compaines and outfitters below which offer snowshoe rentals and guided tours around Bryce Canyon.