Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

One of the many vista views in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah at Rainbow Point

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the many parks, both state and national, that sit in southern Utah and offer a variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Bryce is known for its’ crimson colored hoodoos.

The main area of the park is by the lodge where there is a rim trail which provides great viewpoints for the beautiful Bryce Amphitheater.

 

One of the more popular hikes is Navajo Loop Trail (short and steep) which takes you down into the canyon and back up again with an elevation gain of around 550 ft. Not bad. It can be crowded and at times can resemble an ant hill!  Luckily for us (wink, wink…), we happened to visit on a Utah school long weekend which meant there were tons of school children EVERYWHERE!!  I am sure John and Pam of OhThePlacesTheyGo! would have been thrilled!!  Anyway, we decided to for it.  It is not the typical hiking we enjoy (i.e., ant farm) but the beauty was fabulous.

 

The main road through the park is about 20 miles long and offers lookout points along the way.  All are worth a stop for the fabulous views.

 

A beautiful park in spite of the crowds and well worth the visit.