All I remember about Bryce Canyon National Park is how beautiful and strange and daunting the landscape was. A two hour tour of Bryce doesn’t really qualify me to say anything about it. But we had bitten off too many miles for our week in Utah so a quick view was all I got. Just remember that if you include Zion and/or Bryce in your itinerary along with the Moab spots, you are in for a lot of driving. Even if it is on the beautiful Utah Hwy 12, a road I hope to enjoy again soon.

So, we had a quick stop enroute to Kodachrome State Park that day. Weather was warm but beautiful for mid-September, and the bike/hike trail from the Bryce Visitors Center to the lookout was great. From there a short hike up a steep hill and there it was. Bryce Canyon. It haunts me as I cycle through my memories of all the beautiful spots we enjoyed that week.

Bryce Canyon Overlook on a beautiful September day. (Click to enlarge)

Standing at the rim enjoying the beautiful vista, I didn’t really know what to think. It was simply awe inspiring, like so many of our National Parks.

So fast-forward till I am home a week or 2 later and as I look through my photos I see a trail winding through the canyon. How did I miss that? Guess I was blinded by the gorgeous panorama before me. I am sure it is one of many, and as I sit here I realize that I have to return to Bryce. I have to get down into that strange landscape and see it up close. See the views from within, as the sun fills in after sunrise. Experience the heat and bright light of mid-day. And so and so…I continue to ponder Bryce Canyon…and Utah.

Hiking trail in Bryce Canyon (Click to enlarge)

This link will lead you to some great photos and information about Bryce. I hope you enjoy it.

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And here is the link to the Bryce Canyon National Park Site.

https://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm

Visit Utah. And give yourself plenty of time!

3 Replies to “Bryce Canyon Memories”

  1. After viewing your incredibly vivid photos and reading about your experience, I would love to experience the energy, take in the sounds and feel the power that echoes throughout its many caves, caverns and open air spaces. Thank you for sharing! I do encourage everyone to enlarge the photos and imagine hiking or cycling that amazing trail!

  2. Wow! I can see how challenging that trail is! How wide is it? Looks super narrow, and close to the edge! Yikes!

    Thanks for sharing, my brother!

    Love you! Regina

    On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 10:13 PM Thomas Pappas Photography wrote:

    > Thomas Pappas posted: ” All I remember about Bryce Canyon National Park is > how beautiful and strange and daunting the landscape was. A two hour tour > of Bryce doesn’t really qualify me to say anything about it. But we had > bitten off too many miles for our week in Utah so a quic” >

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