Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

This is called Natural Bridge. I loved the setting with the trees peaking through and the snow. I have been trying for a few days now to update the blog, and show you pictures of an amazingly beautiful place we visited, while staying at Zion. Unfortunately, I had very slow Internet where we were, so I was unable to do so. Bryce Canyon National Park is located about 89 miles from Zion, so we thought we would just do a day trip to check it out. All of these National Parks are so beautiful, that it would be a shame to be so close and not go there. We knew it was at a very high altitude, and it wouldn't be too practical to take the RV there, especially since there may be snow. So, we decided to just go for the day. After all, 89 miles is not really that far. The only problem, 89 miles driving in mountains, takes a little longer. Also, once you get to the park, it is a lot of driving through the park, and getting in and out of our truck to see everything. It ended up being a very long day, but well worth the trip. We found the overlooks in Bryce to be breathtakingly beautiful to say the least. I am still in awe over the wonder of it all. It was very cold there, considering it was hot at Zion. The altitude was over 9800 ft. in some areas and there was as much as 3 feet of snow. It was kinda nice to visit snow for a day and then leave it behind. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

These rocks are so vibrant in color, difficult to really capture.

Who does this guy look like?

Are these buildings? I love using my imagination here!

So pretty, don't you agree!

Bryce's Point. This was my favorite overlook here.

I am a little behind on this blog. I am trying to go in order of the places we have visited. Since we left Zion and Bryce, we went to Arches National Park and camped in the campground there. I can't wait to show the pictures of this georgeous place. It was amazing! Canyonlands National Park was only 30+ miles from there so we also visited it as well as a state park called Dead Horse Point State Park. I will be putting up more amazing photos of these wonderful national parks in the very near future. So please check back.

1 comment:

  1. Great pics again, Nita. It takes me back...
    Glad you had fun at some of our favorite places. We're on our way to Arches now after the rally. Jackie