Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce (2)Bryce Canyon is a strong contender for our favorite National Park so far, and we don’t think we’re alone.  No where else on Earth do rocks play and dance in as dense a concentration.  We spent 2 days exploring its wonderful sights!

Our first day was unfortunately met with overcast weather, but the second day’s clear skies more than made-up for it.  We spent the night camping inside the park.  Despite high-winds and an overnight low of 26-degrees, we stayed nice and warm inside of our tent.

Most of the park can be seen from viewpoints along the main road, but the the adventurous will be well-served by embarking on the somewhat strenuous hike to the canyon floor that’s branded as “the best 3-mile hike in the world!” Strong words, but it certainly does not disappoint!  The journey takes you from the top of the canyon down through “The Queen’s Garden”, a beautiful display of “hoodoos” that gives you a taste of things to come.  From there the trail leads deeper through the canyon, through firs and multi-colored dunes, until climbing back to the rim via steep yet rewarding switchbacks, that offer amazing views of different towering hoodoos at every turn.
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As for wildlife, we encountered two new varieties in this park: a young pronghorn and a field full of prairie dogs. We also made good friends with a very extroverted chipmunk that was skilled at charming snacks out of passing hikers:
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3 Responses to “Bryce Canyon National Park”

  1. corrinne Says:

    Wow, I like this place!! 🙂

  2. Bonnie Says:

    I can see why this was your favorite so far! I can hardly wait to show everyone the pictures at bunco. Love, Mom

  3. Kathy Says:

    wow how pretty


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