Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon. They’ve got a program in the park where you can take a guided hike in the middle of the night. A park ranger will take you in among the sandstone hoodoos, and show you the world of Bryce Canyon illuminated by the full moon. It’s a very cool hike. (And very popular.) But here’s the best part, from November to March, you can take the Moon Hike on snowshoes.
Bryce Canyon is situated at about 8,000 feet above sea level. (Much higher than other national parks in Utah.) So it get plenty of snow in the winter. Which adds a unique dimension to the red sandstone, creating a striking contrast. And the Moon Hike program adds to the experience by allowing you to see this winter wonderland under the soft-light of the moon.
If you’re think this is something you’d like to see for yourself (and we think you should) then you’re in luck. The next hike is this Wednesday, January 31st. And this time, it’s super special. Wednesday’s moon is actually a Super Blue Blood Moon Full Lunar Eclipse. That means that it’s a Super Moon – the closest the moon gets to the earth. A Blue Moon – the second full moon in a calendar month. And a Blood Moon – when the moon appears red before and after an eclipse. And, the eclipse will be totally visible from Bryce Canyon.
So if there was ever a time to take advantage of Bryce Canyon’s Moon Hike, it would be now.