Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Travel, Bryce Canyon National Park

One of many National Parks in the beautiful state of Utah, Bryce Canyon has always held a certain affinity in my eyes as one of the most underrated National Parks in the United States.  It has many treasures and a plethora of photography opportunities.

It is located just west of Tropic, Utah and is pretty much in between Canyonlands National Park and Zion National Park.  According to Kevin on a Google Maps review, "Bryce canyon is a smaller park but is beautiful nonetheless. There are magnificent rock formations and pastel colors throughout the park. The north part of camp is available by reservation 2 days in advance only, but the south part of the camp is first come first serve. We highly recommend the navajo loop trail in combination with others if you'd want a longer hike or the fairyland loop trail. Sunset view is a must. If you are debating whether or not to come to bryce canyon on your road trip do it because we like this park even better than the grand canyon and others."

So as you can see it has hiking opportunities, rock formations, beautiful colors, camping spaces and a lot of exploration opportunities.  I typically enjoy forested parks much better, but this one grabs me because of the sheer beauty within.  Planet Earth is so beautiful, we should all treat it with a bit more care.

I've included a picture and video below, but I cannot wait to visit Bryce Canyon National Park soon!  Enjoy:) 

Bryce point sunrise #1, Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park in December 2011



  1. I live about four hours from Bryce Canyon NP and have been there once or twice a year for the past 5 years. It's been magical every time.
    You're right Marc—Bryce is indeed one of our most beautiful National Parks. And you're also right about treating the earth with care: at this moment there is talk about a huge expansion of a surface coal mine that's only 10 miles away from Bryce Canyon. If this coal mine is allowed to expand (and our state government is all in favor of it) the beauty of Bryce will be greatly compromised.
    Visit now—while the air is still clear.

    1. Oh wow, that would be tragic! I will visit as soon as I can! Perhaps this summer. It's a shame when stuff like that happens, I just wish some people could see the big picture instead of dollar signs.