Bryce Canyon National Park What to Pack

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    Be preapred for all !

    by Trekki Written Sep 5, 2005

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    it's steep in the canyons !!

    Luggage and bags: Daypack is a good idea, as you need to carry water and warm clothes.


    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you intend to do some hiking, good hiking shoes are a must, ankle protection and good soles are a must on your packing list. The picture shows some part of Navajo Loop Trail, where it is definitely better not to walk with sandals.
    Also, hiking poles are a good idea, as the trails are partly very steep.


    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen is a must here, and some skin lotion to protect your skin against the drying wind is a good idea.


    Photo Equipment: MUCH – if you still are on analog, MUCH capacity and well loaded, if you are digital !


    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We don’t go to the beach, do we ?
    If you want to do some backcountry hiking or the Under-the-rim trail, you would need full camping equipment (incl. Stove).


    Miscellaneous: depends on the hikes, you plan, but you might like to bring some granola bars even for day hikes. And water, water, water !

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    • Backpacking

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  • Elevation,elevation,elevation!!

    by CoAir13 Written Feb 23, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I was here in late May and there was still snow visible on the north facing slopes and in the shade. A sweatshirt or light jacket is a must.
    Sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support. Lots of loose rock and "dips" perfect conditions for a sprained ankle!

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    pack some warm stuff too

    by richiecdisc Written Jun 24, 2009

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    mornings were chilly in late May, bundle up

    Luggage and bags: Unless you plan on doing the Under-the-Rim Trail or Riggs Loop, you won't need a backpack. A simple day pack will do to carry some extra clothes, snacks, and plenty of water.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good hiking boots are essential on this steep terrain. Don't be fooled by short distances and try hiking in flip flops as we saw some people doing. Good socks are something your feet deserve. Sun hat and glasses are obvious but less so are a warm hat and fleece for the mornings. We found ourselves starting hikes fully dressed and peeling layers off and carrying them in our day bags.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen.

    Photo Equipment: While a zoom is great for taking shots from the Rim, once in the amphitheater, you'll want a wide angle to fit the formations into view.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bryce is at a high elevation so you'll want a warm sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and decent tent.

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    • Hiking and Walking
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    Must Haves for your trip

    by agapotravel Written Jun 23, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We went in June, and I still needed a light sweater for the cool mornings. Hiking shoes are a MUST! I love tennis shoes, and I didn't bring any of them. I bought us Merrell hiking shoes and 5-10 canyoneers for this trip. Love them both!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Tons of sunscreen
    Band-Aids

    Photo Equipment: Video camera, digital camera with lots of memory cards - you will be amazed at how many pictures you will take

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    Winter packing

    by goingsolo Written Dec 16, 2004

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    Not enough to keep the chill out

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Prepare for cold. November is not supposed to be that cold, but temperatures dropped below zero (that's fahrenheit). Bring layers, fleece, hats, gloves, everything you have. The picture below is a day's worth of clothes, and it was still cold with all that on.

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    Keep your camera loaded

    by dinhyen Updated Apr 29, 2003

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    Monolith

    Photo Equipment: A tripod is useful for sunrise and sunset shots. Panoramic views are nice, but zoom in close for some spectacular shots of the hoodoos. Some of the formations when illuminated by soft light can appear almost translucent. You may not want to use a warming filter or a polarizer on a sunny day; the landscape is already deeply saturated! The weather here is almost always sunny with a gorgeous blue sky!

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    by worldtrekker Written Sep 15, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good hiking shoes if going on the trails. If hiking in winter make sure you have something with good traction. It can be cool anytime of year here as it is at a high elevation. Bring something warm at least for the nights. Thunderstorms are common in summer so a raincoat (I prefer gortex) can be useful.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you plan to camp in the backcountry, you must bring your own cooking stove or eat cold. Fires are not allowed.

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    Hike it!

    by kazander Updated May 30, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking Shoes of course! And layers of clothing. It can get quite cold at night, and it's toasty in the middle of the day with the sun beating on you. You might want to consider bringing a hat along, and some sunglasses.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen

    Photo Equipment: Oh geeze, just bring something, you are definitely going to want to capture this gorgeous park!

    Miscellaneous: Water of course, don't want to get dehydrated with all that hiking in the sun!

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    • Road Trip

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    Travel light!

    by Jerelis Written Dec 22, 2003

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    Here we go ...

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel

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    by Michael_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: If you liked this page CHECK OUT MY SPRINGDALE UTAH PAGE for ZION NATIONAL PARK and the Virgen River. The VIRGIN RIVER has cut deep gorges in the sandstone making 1,200 foot canyon walls as it tumbles, turns and twists it way through the narrows creating a symphony of water sights and sounds. Look at the color of the water.

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    by buzzz Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: backpack with padded shoulder straps

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: comfy hiking boots if you intend to hike one of the trails, hat and shades.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen, plenty of water, snack.

    Photo Equipment: Plenty of film in your camera, you won't be able to stop taking photo's here.

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    by acemj Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Photo Equipment: Of course, as with all your travels, you must remember to bring your photo gear! A polarizing filter is especially important here.

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