I had no idea the amazing sites that I would be seeing when we headed to Bryce. I never really looked at photos of this park. I had several people tell me that it’s absolutely beautiful, however, without photos, I assumed that we would be seeing more of the red rock that we have been enjoying throughout eastern and central Utah. Wow! I was completely wrong in that assumption. As we arrived, we drove through Tropic Canyon which was just beautiful. The rock formations were a vibrant shade of orange, white and pink. We reached the top and made our way into the park which simply looked like a wooded area. We went to the first overlook which was called Sunrise Point. I was just amazed at the vast area and the different shades of orange. They looked like giant sand castle formations that if you were to walk up to them, you could just push them over.
We continued up the road to remaining lookouts and at every corner we were awed by the beauty of the area. As the sun began to set, we stopped at the final lookout to get a beautiful view across the canyon out across Bryce Valley.
We plan to do the Navajo Loop hike which will give us a completely different vantage point as it decends to the bottom of the canyon. I’ll be posting those pics in the coming days along with some of the other beautiful hikes that we took in this area.