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Photos: Bryce Canyon Winter Festival draws visitors for snowshoeing, archery and more

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Three-year-old MacKenzie Flynn, from Draper, takes a tour of the Dixie National Forest on a snowshoes, during the 36th annual Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

Below-normal snowpack and coronavirus concerns aside, the 36th annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival still drew visitors from near and far this weekend for everything from snowshoeing and archery to hula dancing and pottery-making.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nicole Erdmann reacts as Erik Garcia proposes to her, on a snowshoe tour of the Dixie National Forest during the 36th annual Ruby's Inn Bryce Canyon Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Erdmann and Garcia are from Miami Florida.

Plus, love was in the air: A couple from Miami — Erik Garcia and Nicole Erdmann — got engaged during their snowshoe tour of the surrounding Dixie National Forest.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lis Williams, learns some hula moves, in Rachel Johnson Hula class at Ruby's Inn, during the 36th annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

COVID-19 restrictions meant guests were asked to wear masks — and many participants obliged. Social distancing was observed at the festival’s myriad activities, with the iconic Ruby’s Inn again serving as home base.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A hiker stops to take a photo in Bryce Canyon, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

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