The Beauty of Bryce
Bryce Canyon National Park Travel Blog› entry 7 of 12 › view all entries
I get off the Cottonwood road and make my way through the town of Torrey where I get gas and a few food items at the store and then head up towards Bryce Canyon National Park. At Bryce Canyon I check out the visitor center and then head out to find a place to camp in the megalopolis campground. I find a spot and then head out for a sunset peek at the scenery from the edge of the "canyon". The scenery here is amazing. Just beautiful colors and endless numbers of amazing hoodoo sculptures. Amazing!
The next day I have planned on taking backcoutry backpack into Bryce canyon's backcoutry. I get up and explore the highway leading out into the park.
On my second day I have to climb out of the canyon to Rainbow point which is a major viewpoint for car tourists. It is a beautiful hike up the long hill through the rock formations. Some very nice scenery. Especialy the last mile or two. There are some tourists hiking down from the viewpoint now too so it is getting busier. Nice backpack though. By just driving to all the viewpoints along the roads I never would have seen the scenery from this perspective. I finish my backpack, retieve my bicycle and find a campsite in the campground city.
The next day I take a morning hike deep down into the canyon from Sunrise point. There is a 5 mile or so hike I took that takes you around the rock formations and gives you a diferent perspective on them than the one you get from above. There are spots where they are very tall and that is impressive. It was a nice hike with lots of picture taking. After that I pack up and head my way over to Zion National Park which is just a few hours away from Bryce canyon.