Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! In response to the increased internet traffic from Covid-19 quarantines, Google has released 5 interactive virtual tours of National Parks, including one for Bryce Canyon. To see it, click here.
Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its rock formations called hoodoos, spires of red rock rising from the canyon floor. Not actually a canyon, Bryce is an amphitheater filled with a maze of hoodoos. We didn’t have enough time to do this beautiful park justice, so we got a great overview with Canyon Trail Rides, then headed to a couple of the lookout points around the park.
The view from Sunset Point is stunning, but my husband didn’t get to see it. When we arrived in the parking lot, just down the road from the lodge, there weren’t any spaces. My husband let us out while he circled in hopes of a spot, with about 100 other people with the same idea.
There is a shuttle bus from the visitor center to the park’s main lookouts, but it doesn’t run in the shoulder seasons, which is when we were there. My daughter and I walked along the rim trail and took some photos before hopping back in the car. There is a trail down into the canyon there too which would be nice to explore on a future visit.
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Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT-63, Bryce, UT 84764
Designation: National Park
Date established/designated: 2/25/1928
Date of my visit: 4/12/2017