Bryce Canyon National Park
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
39Trip End Oct 26, 2010
As you near the Canyon on Hwy 12 Eastbound the Red Rock Canyon grabs your attention in the most dramatic way. From drab to oh my god scenery in a heartbeat. Red rock formations in various shades of red are captivating and send us into a frenzy with the cameras. A very nice bicycle trail adjacent to the highway is tempting, oh my, oh my. But, the best is yet to come.
Bryce is a very busy place at this time of year and we had the misfortune to arrive on a weekend. First business is to locate a campsite, which was rather easy, many tent sites were available and three loops were devoted just to tenters – we qualify. A stop at the visitor center teases us with visions of incredible scenery. A large part of the park is trees and grasslands. The road to the South end of the park gives little clue to the spectacular views to come until we pass a pull off and see a partial view which sends our heart aflutter. Onward to Rainbow Point and the end of the road where we joined a crowd of snap happy tourists. We fit in quite well I might add. In a word, the handiwork of Mother Nature is incredible. Everywhere you look the rock formations, in the most complex shapes, displaying hues of color that change as the light changes. Now we know what a kid loose in a candy store feels as we point our cameras at everything we see.