Bryce Canyon National Park in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Wheeling through the Years
Before Bryce Canyon was a national park, the Union Pacific Railroad conceived the "Grand Circle" of parks; an area that encompassed Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. In order for the "Circle" to be complete, roads and railroad tracks needed to be built.
Automobile travel rebounded after the close of World War II. The nation's love affair with the automobile eclipsed Union Pacific's shining dream. Traffic on the railways dwindled to nothing while traffic on the road to Bryce Canyon grew remarkably.
Visitation continues to increase. Traffic, and the problems that accompany it, grow as well. As a solution, Bryce has implemented its shuttle system. Future generations should celebrate Bryce Canyon's delicate beauty, but not at the possible expense of its long-term preservation.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bryce UT 84764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Post-War Service Station (here, next to this marker); Bryce Canyon Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Streetscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bryce Amphitheater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. ¾ mile away); Tropic Pioneers (approx. 4½ miles away); Bryce Airport (approx. 4.6 miles away); Loseeville (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Also see . . .
1. Bryce Canyon National Park. (Submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bryce Canyon National Park Shuttle. (Submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 627 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.