Monday, April 25, 2016

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park has a visitor center, lodge, store, etc. There are two campgrounds, but we were boondocking free nearby, and their campgrounds don’t have hookups any way. There is a shuttle system, but it was not mandatory to use at this time. 

We had a variety of weather changes while we were there. It was beautiful in the morning, but cool, around 37 degrees. It started getting colder and windier, then started snowing so much you could barely see. Again it cleared up, but the wind was still strong. Our highest temp that showed in our jeep was 41 degrees. Our highest altitude was over 9000 feet. I definitely do not like the higher altitudes. 

Bryce Canyon became a national park in 1928 and is named after the Mormon pioneer Ebenezer Bryce. Bryce is famous for its unique geology, consisting of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters, slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called "hoodoos."  Like Zion, the scenery is great in Bryce! There have been fires in the park, the latest that I could find on the internet was a controlled burn in 2015.
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