Bryce Canyon

 

On May 17th, I arrived at There is no place quite like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found on every continent, but here is the archetypal "hoodoo-iferous" terrain. Descriptions fail. Cave without a roof? Forest of stone? Even photographs strain credulity.

Bureau of Land Management Dispersed Camping Area

I was able to locate a BLM camping area in a really cool place. I camped here a few nights and even met some vacationing students from Argentina. The morning views I had from my front door were awesome. The Hoodoos are so cool and the colors in the morning and evening sky were really cool

Bryce Point

From Bryce Point, one of the most scenic vistas of the full amphitheater and all its wonders amaze the visitor. Bryce Point is famous for its extraordinary sunrises. From here you can watch the tops of hoodoos set alight as if by fire from the first rays of the rising sun. Like fire, the orange light quickly spreads driving shadows from all but the deepest recesses of the amphitheater.

Inspiration Point

The viewpoint at Inspiration Point consists of three levels that provide varied spectacular perspectives of the main amphitheater. From here, visitors look toward the Silent City (near Sunset Point) with its many rows of seemingly frozen hoodoos set against the backdrop of Boat Mesa. All who look out from this point are bound to be inspired, considering the intricacies of the hoodoos and their formation through the erosion of the Claron Formation. There were many Eagle's flying all over the place and people were trying to photograph them in flight. I was concentrating on my scenery, when an Eagle flew across my lens. Even the guy next to me asked me if I got a shot of that Eagle.

Navajo Queens Loop Trail

At 8,000 elevation combining the 1.3 mile Navajo Loop Trail with 1.8 mile Queens Garden Trail is an enjoyable way to spend time in Bryce. Navajo Loop drops 550 feet from Sunset Point via a series of switchbacks that feed into The Wall, with high walls on either side and another series of tight switchbacks. After about ¾ mile you reach the canyon floor and a flat section that leads to Queens Garden, a collection of spectacular hoodoos. Mostly level, the trail winds along through several clusters of hoodoos and a few tunnels, and on the last ¾ mile climbs 320 feet on its way to Sunrise Point. Then connect via Rim Trail back to Sunset Point and your car. Not a difficult hike, but remember the elevation. Wear a hat, take water and a snack and take your time to enjoy the stunning rock formations.

 

 

Dispersed Camping

 

A few from my front door Hoodoos

 

View out my window

 

Hoodoos

 

Rocky

 

Yeah Wow

 

Inspiration Point Thank You Malia Lane

 

HooDoos
John Denver's Eagle
WhooDoos

Believe it Or Not I hiked down there

 

I also hiked across to that hill

 

I did hike, honest I did

 

Yes I did hike down there

 

I went down there also

 

Twin Caves

 

Cool Huh??

 

Utah
 
 
 
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