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.
Location. 37° 37.752′ N, 112° 10.01′ W. Marker is in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, in Garfield County. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the former park service station, on a paved road about 1000 feet NNE of Bryce Canyon Lodge and about 1200 feet WNW of Sunrise Point. Marker is in this post office area: Bryce UT 84764, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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.)
Categories. • Environment • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.