Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
The next park on our itinerary was Bryce Canyon National Park, famous for the hoodoos, a stone formation from a process of ice freezing and chipping off parts of rock.
We arrived early in the morning to claim a spot, and there were many more available than at Zion (TG). We claimed a spot in the park, and set up camp. From there, we made our way to the canyon rim. This park is extremely drivable, it is literally so easy to get around here. But, being a park and all, some sights are far apart. Stupid nature, dont they know I like things close together?!?
There’s nothing quite like walking 5 minutes from a parking lot into the rim of the canyon. It’s really quite breathtaking.
From there, we decided to do the Navajo Loop Trail, which goes down into the canyon and back up. We decided to do it opposite of everybody else, since one side has steep switchbacks and we decided we’d rather go down those and up the longer and less steep switchbacks coming up. This route is absolutely beautiful, and gets you nice and close with the hoodoos. This is a medium strenuous hike, so be prepared for hotness and switchbacks.
Half way through the hike we decided to stop for a lunch we had packed of sliced apples and a PB&J. Honestly one of my favorite hikes of the entire trip.
We drove around to the different sights accessible by car, all extremely easy to access and to get to via well marked roads and a useful free guide from the visitor center.
Check out my sweet Bryce Canyon pics: