Bryce Canyon is located 26 miles southeast of Panguitch
. The park's pink cliffs and spires, carved by wind and water over millions of years, come alive at sunrise and sunset. A 37-mile drive takes visitors through Bryce's most famous viewpoints, which include Rainbow, Sunrise, Sunset, Yovimpa, and Inspiration points. Many walking and hiking trails traverse the rim and bottom of the canyon, and horseback tours are available. Bryce and its surrounding mesas are popular sites for cross country skiing during the winter, and snowshoes are available at no charge for adults and children. The visitor center is open year-round at Bryce, which is not actually a canyon, but the eastern escarpment of the Paunsaguant Plateau. The Bryce Canyon Lodge, a National Historic Landmark, is open year around but may have some road closures due to weather.