Sunday, June 18, 2017

Day 44 - Bryce Canyon National Park. UT

Today was a relatively short trip from Cedar City to Ruby's Inn RV Park just outside of Bryce Canyon. It is close enough to the entrance that the NPS free shuttle has a stop at the RV park. After getting set up, we headed into the park on the shuttle not knowing how crowded the parking lots were going to be. It turns out that most of them had open parking spaces even though the electronic signs told everyone to ride the shuttle.

As I had remembered, all of the views of Bryce Canyon are phenomenal. It's hard to get a bad view from the rim. We took the rim trail from Inspiration Point to Sunset Point but didn't descend below the rim. Even though we are over 8000' in elevation, the temperatures are still on the warm side at 85°F.


We stopped at the visitor's center to get the passport stamped and pick up another sticker for Bryce. I'm told that the hoodoo on the left is Thor's Hammer. Hoodoo is the name given to the vertical rock formations in Bryce Canyon. They were also visible in yesterday's photo of the amphitheater at Cedar Breaks National Monument.

I don't think I could ever get tired of the views of Bryce. I believe that this is the third or fourth time I've been here and still not tired of the views. The colors are fantastic as long as you like reds...


6 comments:

  1. Hmmm, looks like I confused Bridget's pics with Cedar Break....

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    1. I think that Bridget did post pictures of Cedar Break.

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  2. Ever so beautiful, Richard. Bryce is a timeless marvellous scenery. I like red ;-)

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    1. Of all of the Utah National Parks I think Bryce is my favorite.

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  3. Beautiful! Brings back such fond memories! We are approaching Nashville for a couple days...not quite the same scenery. šŸ¤“

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    1. Just a little bit different. Maybe a little more humid...

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