Bryce Canyon, 2014

Yvonne and George by the Bryce Canyon sign

Bryce Canyon has the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. These large odd-shaped spires are created by freezing and thawing of snow and rain. Elevation in the park ranges from 2,018 meters to 2,778 meters. We camped at Sunset Campground for four days in late July, 2014. Even though we arrived in late afternoon and without a reservation, we found a campsite in the RV loop. We relocated the next morning to one of the tent loops for the next three nights. Since many campers visit all of the national parks in Utah, campsites turnover quickly. Judging by the number of hikers speaking French and German, we noted many foreign visitors in the park.

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Sunrise at Bryce Canyon

  • People gather at Sunrise Point to watch the sunrise.
  • Bryce Canyon's main amphitheater viewed from Sunrise Point.
  • Colors are more intense at sunrise and sunset.

Navajo Loop Trail and Queens Garden Trail

  • Queens Garden benchmark sign showing the Queen Victotria Hoodo
  • Yvonne near the beginning of our hike into the canyon on the Navajo Loop Trail
  • Hikers descending into the canyon on the Navajo Loop Trail
  • Yvonne in a very narrow section of the trail.
  • Hikers ascending the Queens Garden Trail to Sunrise Point.
  • Yvonne after finishing our hike out of the canyon at Sunrise Point.

Fairyland Loop Trail

  • George hiked the Fairyland Trail, 8 miles including the return on the Rim Trail.
  • Tower Bridge at 1.5 miles.
  • Rocks forming a large wall

Rim Trail

  • Aqua Canyon
  • Pondersa Canyon
  • Natural Bridge
  • Rainbow Point
  • View from Rim Trail
  • Yvonne and George at Sunrise Point