Ruby’s Inn Activities for Spring Break

Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon’s most adventurous place to stay

BRYCE CANYON CITY, Utah (February X, 2021) — Say goodbye to coats, gloves, beanies and snow. Spring is on its way, which means a fresh set of outdoor adventures awaits you at Ruby’s Inn. Beginning around March 24, many of their attractions that close for winter begin reopening. Be the first to soak up rays of spring’s sunshine at Ruby’s Inn for your spring break.


With its western charm and a Ruby’s Inn favorite, Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill will open its doors for spring travelers a few weeks after March 24. At Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill come prepared for a night of old-fashioned small town fun and traditional country music.


“My family and I came down for a show and absolutely loved it!” says Justin Clark about Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill. “The staff was kind, and the food was great. I’ve seen a lot of shows like this, and the entertainment at Ebenezer’s is by far the best around.” Clark goes on to say, “The musicians are top quality, and the show moves at a great pace. A few of my family members who aren’t huge country fans ended up loving the show. Definitely the highlight of Bryce Canyon for our family. We will definitely be back!”


Snow melting off the tips of the hoodoos and the muddy trails drying up, means it’s time to explore the lesser-known parts of The Dixie National Forest by ATV. Ruby’s Inn offers guided tours through Ponderosa pine forests to the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. Guided ATV tours give you a chance to take in the mountain air and experience some pristine areas of The Dixie National Forest.


Come enjoy Ruby’s Inn during spring break so you can experience the change of seasons and beat the crowds before summer. Spring means more hiking through the hoodoos or biking through several paved trails by the Ponderosa pines. Hiking and biking trails for all ages and skill levels are available. See Ruby’s Inn’s website for more information about hiking trails and bike rentals. 


To learn more about how you can have the most adventurous spring break visit


For more Spring Break tips, jump over to the Visit Bryce Canyon City website:


About Ruby’s Inn:
Since 1916, Ruby’s Inn has been making it easy for visitors from around the world to experience the epic scenery of Bryce Canyon National Park. Ruby’s Inn is located at the entrance to the park and offers the closest lodging with everything from luxury hotel rooms to RV parks and campgrounds. Ruby’s Inn is open year-round and has exclusive access to canyon overlooks for horseback riding, ATV riding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowshoeing. The Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill entertains crowds nightly from April through October with a western dinner show and cowboy grub. The General Store provides fuel, groceries, camping gear, clothing and souvenirs. To plan your vacation, visit or call 1-866-866-6616.

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Bryce Canyon Winter Festival

CLICK HERE to visit the Winter Festival Webpage

The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival has something for everyone. There will be Free clinics, demos and tours. Events may be subject to change due to snow and weather conditions, but the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival will be held regardless of snow conditions.

Activities Include:

    • Cross Country Ski Tours
    • Kayaking Demos
    • Ski Clinics (Classical & Skate)
    • Geology Talk in BCNP
    • BCNP Kids Program
    • Archery Clinic
    • Family Search Clinic
    • Snowshoe Tours
    • Fat Bikes
    • Basic Morning Yoga
    • Crafts for Kids
    • Cookie Decorating
    • Digital Photo Workshop
    • Photography Clinics
    • Kids Snow Boot Races
    • Watercolor Painting
    • Making Leather Journals
    • Pottery Making
    • Archery Biathlon
    • Photo Contest
    • Basic Dance Instruction
    • Free Saturday Night Family Dance
    • World Renowned Guest Speaker
    • And so much more!!!



“Photography Workshop”

Saturday 1:00PM

Surefire tips to improve your photography an introduction to valuable tips to significantly improve you landscape photography by professional photographer, Lloyd Eldredge.




Mary Ann Wright-Certified Yoga Instructor, long time practice, Has been teaching yoga in Central Utah, mainly to seniors, for over 2 years.

Open to Everyone-From beginning to experienced yoga. Hatha Yoga builds physical and mental strength using postures and breath.







Ski archery competition takes place on Sunday and the Cross Country ski races on Monday. If you would like to participate with us this year or would like more information, Call: (435) 834-5341 or 1-866-866-6616.

For a detailed schedule visit



Guest Speaker




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Fee Free Days 2021

For 2021, six entrance fee-free dates for Bryce Canyon National Park have been announced:

Bear in mind that the waiver applies to admission fees only, and won’t cover charges for other amenities like campsites, boat launches, transportation, parking, special tours or other activities (many of which are operated by private vendors).

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New Years Drive In Movie

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Movie starts at 9:30PM

Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill Parking Lot


Bryce Canyon City is excited to announce their first ever New Year’s Eve Drive In movie celebration. This event is 100% free. Guests will arrive at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill and will be given instructions on how to access movie sound. The movie will play through your radio! Following the movie around 11:30PM, participants will be able to hear a countdown to midnight on the same radio station.


At midnight, Bryce Canyon City has sponsored a small firework show that will take place by the Bryce Canyon City Public Safety building.


So much excitement in one evening.


Restrooms will be available in Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill. Social distancing and masks are required inside the building. We ask that guests not congregate in the building, and we ask them to remain in their vehicles as much as possible.


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Bryce Canyon National Park is Open for the Winter!

Winter Operations at Bryce Canyon National Park

Access, Services, and Events for the 2020-2021 Winter Season


Winter has arrived in Bryce Canyon National Park: days are shorter, we received our first snow storm, and freezing temperatures.  With the winter season, park and concessionaire operations make seasonal changes.


Visitor Center and Bookstore is open from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM with social distancing measures in place.

They will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, December 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday.


Winter Indoor Services include:

  • Bryce Canyon Natural History Association Bookstore
  • Park Museum
  • Restrooms

Ranger Programs Available

  • Daily Geology Talks @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Ranger Led snowshoe hikes once snow levels increase

North Campground Loop A is open on a first-come, first-serve camping through the winter.

Sunset Hotel is available until January 3, 2021.

Annual Winter Events

  • 2020 Christmas Bird Count- December 19th at 8:00 AM (Event will be entirely outdoors) Contact Peter Densmore at [email protected]
  • Bryce Canyon Winter Festival- February 13-15th
  • Cross Country Skiing is available above the rim, Fairyland Trail, and Paria View (Skiing, snowboarding or other sliding is not allowed under the rim).


Hikers need to prepare for cold temperatures: dress warmly, using snowshoes or shoes with traction devices, and the use of hiking poles. If you plan on hiking below the rim, please visit the Visitor’s Center for weather updates and trail conditions.

Operations Closed for the Winter

  • Sunset Campground
  • North Campground dump station
  • Lodge at Bryce Canyon
  • Western Cabins
  • Sunrise Hotel
  • The General Store
  • Canyon Trail Rides
  • Road Closures will depend on snow fall amount (Fairyland Point and Paria View roads are now closed for vehicle traffic)


COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Maintain social distancing between you and other guests
  • Complying with State and Local Mandates- Mandatory Mask Mandates are now in place
  • Leave No Trace principles- If you bring it in, take it ouit
  • For more information visit

Additional Websites for Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Lodging for the 2021 season:
  • Canyon Trail Rides for 2021 Season:
  • Additional area information:

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Bryce Canyon Fall Shuttle Schedule

Effective Monday, September 30th, we begin our autumn schedule. Service will start at 8:00 AM each day and terminate earlier than during our summer schedule.


The last bus will leave the Shuttle Station each day at 5:30 PM. See the table below.


Effective Monday, September 30th

Sep 30-Oct 20
SHUTTLE STATION (departing TO the park) 5:30 PM

Buses will run approximately every 12 minutes.



The LAST DAY of the Visitor Transportation Service for 2019 is Sunday, October 20th.

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Canyon 2 Canyon Bike Ride *Free Event*




Please join Bryce Canyon City and the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association in the second annual Canyon 2 Canyon Bike Ride. The Canyon 2 Canyon event is a Family Fun Bike ride. We are inviting the bikers to come and ride the trail and enjoy the beauty of the two canyons. Starting at Bryce Canyon’s Inspiration Point and ending in Red Canyon- 17 miles trail.

You don’t have your own bike? No worries, bikes are available to rent at the Sinclair Station

Registration will start at 6:50am on August 24, 2019 located on the grass area next to the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station at 165 South Main. Registration is FREE which includes a T-Shirt, Raffle Card, and prizes. If bikers would like to begin inside the park, park passes need to be purchased at the Bryce Canyon Shuttle during operating hours.

The bikers wanting to start at Inspiration Point will be shuttled into Bryce Canyon National Park by the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station. Ruby’s Inn will transport bikes to designated starting points. At registration, tags will be given to claim your bikes when delivered.

There will be three separate starting points. Bikers can choose the starting points depending on the riders ability and age.

  • Inspiration Point inside Bryce Canyon
  • Ruby’s Inn
  • Red Canyon

Beginning on Friday, August 23, 2019, Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn will be hosting a  “Movie in the Park” on the front lawn.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Festivities

  • 6:50AM Registration
  • 7:00AM First shuttle into Bryce Canyon. A shuttle will leave every 20 minutes
  • 12:00PM Last shuttle pick up in Red Canyon
  • 1:00PM Closing Ceremonies located at Shuttle Station
  • 8:30PM Balloon Glow located at the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Station parking lot

Grand Prize in the raffle drawing will be a brand new Specialized Mens Pitch 27.5 mountain bike.

Along the bike path, many local businesses will have booths set up. If you stop, they will give you a sticker to place on your registration card. At the end of your ride, you will be given the same number of raffle tickets as you have stickers on your card. These raffle tickets can then be entered in the drawing for many different prizes.

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Bryce Canyon Shuttle Service Schedule


Red Canyon Transit announced today it will resume scheduled bus

service into and within Bryce Canyon National Park beginning  April 5th . The Bryce

Canyon Shuttle is free with a park pass or entrance permit. The early season service will operate

every 15-minutes starting at 8:00 AM at the shuttle station in Bryce Canyon City. The last bus of

the day will depart the shuttle station at 5:30 PM each day to go into the park, with the last

departure leaving the park from the visitor center each day at 6:15 PM.

The Rainbow Point Tour, a free tour to the southern end of the park two times a day, will begin

operation the same day, so long as demand and weather allow. (Reservations are required. Call

435-834- 5290 seven days in advance or less.)

Early season bus service will continue through May 10 th . Peak season service will begin May

10 th , with more frequent service and longer hours. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle will continue

through the season until October 20 th .

Like most national parks and monuments in the West, Bryce Canyon National Park has been

experiencing record visitation in recent years. The free shuttle service is provided by the park to

provide visitors an easy way to see the park, without the challenges associated with the limited


“Sometimes visitors spend more time hunting for parking than they do at the overlooks,” said

Brian Cambria, of Red Canyon Transit. “On some days, parking can fill up well before noon. We

encourage everyone to park at the shuttle station and ride the free bus. Our professional, friendly,

experienced drivers help visitors feel welcome and have more time to do the things they come


In 2016, Red Canyon Transit operated over 10,000 hours of bus service, and carried 627,000

passengers on 140,000 accident-free miles.

Red Canyon Transit, LLC, is a new Utah company made up of old timers from the Utah

passenger transportation industry. Combined, partners Steve Lewis, Ron Romer and Brian

Cambria have over 100 years of passenger transportation experience. They have brought a fleet

of eight new transit buses to the shuttle, operating with the cleanest diesel engines available

today. Red Canyon Transit staff – the best in the west – is made up of many veterans of the

Bryce Canyon Shuttle, some with experience going back to 2000, the first year of the shuttle.

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New Years Eve Party

Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill

Monday, December 31, 2018

9:00PM- 12:30AM

Live DJ: Festival of Sounds

Prepay Prices: $4/person $15/Family

(Prepay at Ruby’s Inn or Bryce Canyon Grand hotel)

At the door: $5/ person $20/ Family

(No alcohol is allowed at the party)

The Cowboy Buffet and Steak Room will be open New Year’s Eve till 9:00 pm and will open at 8AM New Years Day!  Regular menu! Buffet all day!

Your Labor Day Weekend at Ruby’s Inn

Labor Day is coming up. Do you need 3-Day Weekend ideas? Bring your family and visit Ruby’s Inn for a mini vacation.

Day 1- Arrive at Ruby’s Inn- Friday

Book one of our HOT DEALS to get a discount on your rooms! Pay one night at regular price between August 19th and September 4th and get any additional nights (max 5 nights) at 30% off!  Limited time availability – book today!

Check-in time is 4pm. Check-in to your room and get comfortable. Enjoy an early dinner at the Cowboy Buffet and Steak Room. Enjoy a delicious Buffet meal or order a juicy 10 ounce prime rib off the menu. View the Menus here

Spend the rest of your evening relaxing at our Indoor Pool or Outdoor Pool. Towels are provided at the indoor pool only.

Outdoor pool is located at the Ruby’s RV Park and Campground open until 9PM (Seasonally).

Indoor pool is located inside Ruby’s Inn Main building open until 10PM.

Day 2- Explore Bryce Canyon- Saturday

Visit the Cowboy Buffet and Steak Room for the breakfast buffet or visit the Canyon Diner if you are looking for a quick breakfast option. Visit the Ruby’s Inn General Store and load up your water and snacks for a full day of hiking!

Take the Bryce Canyon Shuttle to Sunrise Point.

Here are our suggested hikes!

  • The Queen’s Garden Trail is a 1.8-mile trail that takes hikers along the bottom of the canyon providing up close access to the mysterious hoodoos found at Bryce. As the trail winds through the canyon, it meets up with the Navajo Loop. If hikers choose to continue on the new trail it will add an extra 1.3 miles to their adventure. Both trails are classified as moderate. Once the loop has been completed, a short walk along the Rim Trail will take hikers back to their vehicles.
  • The 8-mile Fairyland Loop Trail will take explores through a pink and cream colored wonderland worthy of “Alice.” The trail wonders past a forest of hoodoos speckled with the green of juniper trees and the ancient bristle cone pines trees. Sights along the trail include hoodoos with such names as the “Chinese Wall” and “Tower Bridge.” Once the trail has ended, there is a short walk along the Rim Trail back to the parking lot at the Fairyland Canyon Overview. This hike is classified as moderate, and as with all hiking adventures, be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks to keep from becoming dehydrated or too tired to complete the hike.

For more hiking information AND a printable map Visit our website!

After a long day of hiking, taking a pizza to your room. Call the Canyon Diner from your room phone for delicious Freshly Baked Piccadilly Pizza for take-out.


Day 3- Explore Ruby’s Inn- Sunday

Start your day by taking a horse ride through the Dixie National Forest to the rim of Bryce Canyon. If you’re looking for a scenic tour of the Bryce Canyon area, our 1 ½ hour ride takes in the Dixie National Forest and the rim of Water Canyon Amphitheater, the first canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park. Leaving the rim, you climb Bristlecone Pine Ridge with standing 1500 year old Bristlecone Pines. (One of the oldest living things on the North American Continent.) From this ridge you will also see Boat Mesa and Sinking Ship Peak, some of the higher points in Fairyland Amphitheater. This is a 4 ½ mile loop. Rides start at 8:30AM and 10:30AM. Book your Ride Now!

If you are not comfortable on the back of a horse, book a guided ATV ride. Short, yet exciting experience, our one-half hour, one hour and sunset ATV rides wind through ponderosa pine forests to the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. This guided tour will get your adrenaline pumping, but will also provide you with views of a pristine alpine landscape, Bryce Canyon Rim and fresh clean air. Book your ATV ride!

For lunch, pick up something quick inside the Ruby’s Inn General Store or get a delicious burger at Ruby’s Canyon Diner. For dessert, stop at Old Bryce Town for a scoop of ice cream.


If you are interested in a light hike, visit Mossey Cave! Located 3 miles east of Ruby’s Inn. Mossey Cave Trail is an easy 0.9 mile walk to a mysterious, watery oasis in this desert region. The trail offers a wonderful view of the canyon and ends at an alcove covered in moss created by the natural springs seeping through the sandstone. Let your kids play in the water to keep cool.

For dinner on your last night, visit Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill for a delicious chuck-wagon BBQ meal and live entertainment from our Bryce Canyon Wranglers.

Order your meals online before you get there to avoid long lines. Doors open at 7:00PM. Dinner starts at 7:30PM. Music starts at 8:00PM.

Enjoy your 3-day weekend with Ruby’s Inn.

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