Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mary - 9-25/27-11 WY/UT Trip - Bryce Canyon National Park

Our trip has taken us to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming and to Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands and Arches in Utah. As I looked over the route to Bryce last night and discovered it was in a remote area and required backtracking for many, many miles, I wondered if it could be so different or more impressive than all the other incredible places we've seen. Conni reminded me my original dream of the trip was to see all the parks in southern Utah so we were off to Bryce Canyon. It was a very good decision.

Bryce, named after Ebenezer Bryce, who originally inhabited the area, is located in southwest Utah. Bryce, which is not actually a canyon, consists of rock structures called hoodoos. Hoodoos were created by years and years of erosion. The 18 miles of park road follows the plateau rim. The road and overlooks provide stunning panoramic views.

Enjoy the pictures. Tomorrow, we are off to Zion.

Bryce National Park - Overlook at Visitor Center


Waiting for the bus ...

Best pie ever .... glad we made this u-turn!

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