This is a continuation of a travel series to Utah. To start at the beginning, go HERE. The rest of the posts in chronological order are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!
After our morning in Zion National Park featured in my last travel post two weeks ago, we said "goodbye" to our beautiful Zion and jumped in the car for our next adventure: Bryce Canyon National Park. It is only a two hour drive from Zion to Bryce, so after a quick lunch we jumped on the shuttle and went to Bryce for more hiking!
The first trail we took was the Bryce Canyon Rim Walk. This is a half mile one way trail that gives the visitor a scenic view of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater.
Stumbling upon the amphitheater feels like a third world experience. The surrounding area leading to the trails is flat and forested. One minute your walking through a typical forested park path, and then it suddenly opens up into THIS!
The Rim Walk Trail connects one way from Bryce Point to Fairyland Point. The trail is paved between Sunrise and Sunset Points. However, if you have small children, keep a close eye on them (or better yet, keep them in a stroller) as most of the rim has no guard rails.
To give you a better idea of the scale of this amphitheater, the next three photos have people in them.
The most interesting thing about Bryce Canyon are the strange, pointy rock formations which are called "Hoodoos".
According to Wikipedia "a Hoodoo is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin, or badlands. "( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
I absolutely LOVED looking at the panoramic view of the Hoodoos from above, but I was really itching to get down into them and explore! There are many trails in Bryce Canyon and over the next few weeks I will cover four of them: "Queen's Garden", " Navajo Loop", "Wall Street" and "Peekaboo Loop". Be sure to check back every Wednesday to check out these trails! They were OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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Who knew hoodoos was a real word?!? What a beautiful and wonderful experience! You really don't get the scale of it until you look at the ones with the people in them. Thanks for sharing this fabulous trip!ReplyDelete
I know, isn't that such a funny word? Yes, the scale is important.Delete
Such a beautiful place. Very lovely.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is. Thanks for visiting.Delete
So many beautiful views and parks in Utah! Loving all these pictures, I bet you guys were exhausted from so much hiking but so worth it!ReplyDelete
Yes, Utah is an incredible state. And it was an exhausting vacation, definitely not a relaxing one.Delete
Oh wow! Wow! That is just beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is!Delete
Wow the photos of this are just unreal!!!ReplyDelete
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What amazing views! Such a good hike, it looks beautiful! We have nothing like this in Australia so I really enjoyed seeing your pics :)ReplyDelete
Hope that your week has been good and you have a nice weekend ahead of you! There's a lot of smoke again around here but we are safe from the bushfires.
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Yes they are! We saw more foreigners than Americans when we were in Utah, I wonder if what you said is why.Delete
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Beautiful photos, this planet is amazing!ReplyDelete