Bryce Canyon National Park.
The sculpted landscape that Bryce Canyon is known for are called hoodoos. The views from all the points along the road are amazing. But to really see it you must do one of the many hikes that take you down into the canyon. We were told Fairyland Loop is “the” one to do. The trail descends through mountain mahogany, pinion-juniper forests, manzanita, and beautiful flowers. All the while you are surrounded by hoodoos and eventually you get to the bottom where you have the best perspective of all, looking up at them. It’s an eight-mile loop, some might call it strenuous because of the climbing. The scenery was insane. I took a ton of photos, and had a heck of a time whittling down what to put in the blog. I don’t want to bore you all with a million photos like an old fashioned slide show from your goofy neighbor’s summer vacation.
Here’s the Fairyland Loop.
100 feet away is WOW!
Dark blue sky is quite a contrast.
Sentries on guard.
Bryce Canyon Paintbrush. This little beauty is only found in three Southern Utah counties.
The trail boss.
Bronze Evening Primrose.
Looking up yet again.
All of that was before R (Amelia’s dad) arrived. Somehow, someway, he invited himself on another extended trip. He’ll be tagging along for six nights. Wish us luck!
Sweet boondock spot just a few miles outside of Bryce. We need to reenroll R in boondocking etiquette 101. While we were doing Fairyland he arrived, pulled up right next to us, blocked the sunset view, and didn’t even unhook. He’s also a generator guy!
Sara is getting old and she gets hot easily. More and more while traveling she likes the floorboard with the AC on.
The old girl still enjoys her morning sun though.
Thunder Mountain Trail is one of the must ride classics in Utah and it’s close to Bryce. So I rode it, Amelia and R hiked the 8 mile single track section.
Much like Bryce it’s amazing!
Conglomerate at the end of the trail in the Red Rock Canyon portion.