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Aug 2, 2020 - Bryce Canyon National Park

We left Page AZ and took a great drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. It was a surprise but to get to Bryce we traveled though Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest. Lots of pretty scenery there also. Bryce National Park is certainly the most outstanding park so far on our trip. The park is an 18 mile drive through with multiple outlooks and as you would expect, has lots of hiking trails. The road through the park starts out at about 3000' and you travel up the canyon to 9200'. The temperature gets better the farther you go up the canyon....

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Jun 23, 2020 - Bryce Canyon

Mon., June 22nd – Today we traveled across the agricultural fields and rolling terrain of Utah to Bryce Canyon. After setting up in Bryce Canyon Pines RV, we took a long drive up to Escalante with a quick stop at Petrified Forest State Park. Tues., June 23rd – This was the third visit for Steve and me to Bryce Canyon. The 3 mile hike around the Navajo Trail and Queen’s Garden seemed even more challenging today than ever before. Could we be getting older?...just askin'. Despite the effort, the views are one of those that make you wonder,...

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Westward Bound Again

Oct 11, 2019 - Escalante to Bryce Canyon

October 11, 2019 We didn’t have the Beringer Knights Valley last night rather a 2005 Pacific Star Red Wine blend Coro Mendocino. Very interesting wine we bought with our wine group when we visited them. It is a blend of Mendocino grapes crafted according to the Coro Mendocino Wine Production Protocol and certified by the Consortium Mendocino! More importantly, the wine reminded us of the good times the Scotts, Dederers, Pinkhams, Mordorskis and Kwellers have had over 40 years sharing wines and dinners. When I awoke at 7:00 this morning it...

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Oct 1, 2019 - Bryce Canyon

Tuesday was Bryce Canyon day. We left at 11:30 and made the relatively short drive to the entrance. We drove the entire 18-mile length of the park road to Rainbow Point. It was chilly so we ate lunch in the car and then admired our first view. Heading back on the park road we hit every viewpoint except one. That included Bryce Point and Inspiration Point which are off the main road. Bryce is a beautiful park, but it is difficult to differentiate among the views. We knew that we wanted to do some hiking, so we finally pulled into the Sunset...

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Nov 7, 2018 - Bryce, Red Canyon and Capitol Reef

Our initial plan to visit Zion National Park followed by Bryce Canyon National Park had a slight problem. The campground at Bryce closes on October 31 for winter. So, we headed for Bryce and planned to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary at Ruby’s Inn. Our first experience of Bryce Canyon was a stop at the visitors center for hiking information. The park volunteer manning the desk was an avid hiker and had a lot of good information. He also suggested we expand out and explore Red Canyon, Kodachrome State Park and Route 12 Scenic Highway....

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Oct 2, 2018 - Bryce Canyon

The weather has turned rainy. So today we decided to drive to Bryce Canyon - just up the road about 50 miles. Bryce Canyon is a place children love. HooDoos on steroids. Today should have had virtually no one there. But when Larry and I set out to do a hike in rainy weather the trail was inundated with Chinese tourists with phones on sticks. It was rather a hoot. Especially when an older couple decided that Larry and I looked like locals and decided that they had to take photos with us. So somewhere in China I can see those folks telling...

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Jun 26, 2018 - Bryce Canyon

Today we got up and hopped on the shuttle into Bryce Canyon. It is a really easy way to get into the canyon. We stopped at the visitors center and got some maps and checked out the gift shop and headed out to the rim. At Bryce you are at the rim and look down into the Hoodoos, the strange eroded spires that emerge from large sandstone bases. You can hike down into the canyon or walk along the edge. We chose to walk along the edge.The colors and views are like looking into a forest created by fairies out of wet red sand. Susan,Jack and I...

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Jun 25, 2018 - Bryce CanyonT

The drive from Antelope Canyon to Bryce was really pretty. After crossing the Glen Canyon Dam we traveled through desert and then into some really pretty valleys with large ranches. These ranches are along rivers and streams which they use for irrigation. The fields are really green and they grow lots of grass for hay to feed the cattle and horses in the winter. I understand that they get a lot of snow in this part of Utah. After leaving the valley we headed into Red Rock Canyon, which is just south of Bryce. It is spectacular. It is like...

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Jun 25, 2018 - North to Bryce Canyon

Today we are going to drive from Williams to Bryce Canyon, Utah. We are going to travel over Northern Arizona, to Antelope Canyon, then across the Glen Canyon Dam and into Bryce Canyon Utah. The road from Williams passes through Flagstaff and then across some very interesting country. It is dominated by scores of extinct volcanoes and the landscape is littered with large black boulders and scrub pines. There are lots of cones and multicolored gravel ground. Elisabeth had found out about Antelope Canyon in one of her guide books. These slot...

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Oct 10, 2017 - Bryce National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park WOW. I am running out of superlatives to describe the red rock formations in this region. Bryce is one of the more famous parks, also famous for the huge crowds. I guess we were lucky. We got a great camp site without a reservation and the crowds on all the hikes were minimal. That might be because we arrived in time for a cold spell, low temp17 degrees. Even though it was very chilly, we did get to see the amphitheater from many different vantage points where we were able to see the densest collection of hoodoos...

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2017 fall road trip

Sep 7, 2017 - Bryce Canyon--my favorite so far

Wonderful time at Bryce Canyon. We had been concerned about getting a campsite within the park, but we were there early enough to get a great ponderosa pine site in the Sunset Campground. It was a great place for our nightly fires which we needed as it was nearly 40 degrees colder than in Moab. It was a change in the weather for sure. Deer in the campground along with birds hopping around our feet and occasionally sitting on my knee or shoulder. A short walk away and we were at Sunset Point and Inspiration Point on the rim of the...

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Aug 8, 2017 - Bryce Canyon

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 Started the day with house cleaning and showers. Ready to hit the road again. Drove to Bryce Canyon, the land of hoodoos! Quite different scenery than Zion. We found a nice camping spot at Red Canyon Campground in the Dixie National Forest. Both National Park Campgrounds are filled. There are no services but it is clean, quiet and has nice restrooms and showers. A bargain at $9/night with our Senior National Park Pass. Regular price $18. Commercial camp near Bryce are charging upwards of...

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