Exploring in and around Bryce Canyon National Park

Hey you guys! Thank you for joining me on another journey where we are discovering things to do at Bryce Canyon. We are here at Bryce Canyon National Park in Garfield County at sunrise. While the night sky at Bryce Canyon is a certainly a sight to behold, I also recommend you partake of a sunrise while visiting. I almost missed seeing the rising sun, since I had kind of wandered off the trail and was on my own little adventure down among the hoodoos. I felt like I was the only one on the planet and I had traveled back in time to when dinosaurs were roaming the earth. I never tire of the mesmerizing hoodoos! Driving through Bryce Canyon, the spectacular beauty can be taken in at the viewpoints like these: Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration and Bryce, Paria View, Swamp Canyon, Whiteman Bench, Farview Point, Piracy Point, Rainbow Point, Thor’s Hammer, Agua Canyon, Ponderosa Canyon, Black Birch Canyon. Some trails that you should do some hiking on are: Navajo Trail, Peek-A-Boo Loop, Queen’s Garden Trail, Fairyland Loop, Wall Street, Mossy Cave Trail, Rim Trail and Bristlecone Loop. Navajo/Queens Garden Loop Trail descends from Sunset Point through the slot canyon of Wall Street, where 500 to 700-year-old Douglas Firs reach upward toward the sunlight at the top of the canyon. Even though we didn’t get a chance to experience it, we heard there are awe-inspiring views of Bryce Canyon Amphitheater. Make sure you also check out the Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center; there is so much to learn about there and the rangers are very knowledgeable & helpful. If you are traveling with kids, they can earn a Junior Ranger badge at Bryce Canyon National Park. You also may want to go on a wagon ride with Ruby’s Horseback Adventures, feeding the deer at Bryce Wildlife Adventure, and stargazing with Dark Ranger Telescope Tours. Utah has five national parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Capitol Reef. Be prepared with plenty of water and sunscreen plus those other essentials that will make your trip comfortable, no matter the season you are traveling in. We also came across a few ghost towns just off the side of the road. It was exciting to witness these visual tributes to history! Especially the one where I had to practically bushwhack my way to the structures at sunset.

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