As much as we are captivated by Zion, we know there are many other outstanding destinations around here…just gotta find the time to visit.
Bryce Canyon National Park was top of the list, although I had no idea what to expect.
It was a long day-trip. About 20 miles out we turned a corner to find this scene:
This fairly dramatic change in the shape of rocks was just a foretaste! The road had been a steady climb from where we are parked at 4,000 feet elevation, to where Bryce sits at 8,000 feet. We watched our thermometer drop all the way there. Here’s the scene that greeted us in the park:
I’m afraid you’ll not find any pictures from down there looking up…it was already afternoon, we were at 8,000 feet, and I needed to preserve my strength for 140 miles to get home that night….
And there were some fascinating scenes developing as the sun dipped lower….some of the rocks almost glow….