Before we went to Zion, TOG and I spent a day in Bryce Canyon. This was actually the park I was the most excited about seeing! Bryce is famous for its beautiful red hues and its HooDoo formations. The canyon was actually better than I hoped! .
Although we didn't have time to visit Arches National Park, Bryce had more than one natural arch for us to enjoy!
Ironically, Bryce is actually quite small for a national park. It packs a wallop though, in having such depth and beauty in such an accessible space. It's also unique in that you enter at the top of the park with elevation at 8,000-9,000 feet, with the option of hiking down into the canyon.
There's a wonderful rim trail around the canyon, offering a range of scenic views. I could probably have have spent days there and shot picture after picture. The colors and shadows were really stunning and continued to give throughout the day as the sun moved across the sky.
The shapes and shadows seemed endless and fascinating...
And there were unexpected treasures around every corner...
It's difficult to pick just a few shots to showcase the hours we spent enjoying the park.
If you have a chance to visit southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is worth a day trip.
Smaller in scale than Zion or the Grand Canyon, but every bit as rich in color and depth!
Stay tuned, there's more to come...