Bryce Canyon was my next stop after Zion on my way back east. Only about a 45-minute drive from Zion to Bryce, I was able to spend half a day in Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon sits at a higher elevation than Zion and has a vastly different landscape than it’s other Southwestern Utah park. Personally, I enjoyed here more than I did the Grand Canyon.
Background on Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon is famous for its hoodoos (strangely shaped pillars left over from rock erosion) and has the largest collection in the world according to the park’s website. These hoodoos provide spectacular views of red, orange, and white formations. After five minutes being here, I understood why Bryce Canyon National Park is nicknamed the forest of stone.
The park can easily be done in half a day as it’s one road in and one road out. I drove to the very end and then worked my way up front pulling off at every stop along the way. Along the route, each stop is referred to as a point and offers a new view of Bryce Canyon.
My favorite points were:
- Sunset Point
- Bryce Point
- Rainbow Point
- Natural Bridge