Bryce Canyon City, UT
Our first full day at Bryce Canyon dawned cool and overcast. The weather forecast is for this same weather throughout the week. So when the sun broke out in the morning we quickly headed into the park for a hike.
At Sunset Point we began hiking down the side of the rim on Navajo Loop Trail. You can’t hike the entire loop due to damage to the trail, so at the half way point we turned on to another trail that headed to the north.
The final part of the descent into Bryce Canyon on the Navajo trail was on a series of steep switchbacks. They reminded us of Walter’s Wiggles in Zion National Park.
Once in the canyon, the trail meandered among the high rocks.
Up one short side canyon we could see two bridges
The canyon has numerous balanced rocks.
At times the trail weaved right through the rocks.
A display on the path showed a picture of Britain’s Queen Victoria. What is Victoria doing in the middle of Utah?
Do you see her in the rock formation below?
The sun continued to peak through the clouds as we followed the trail through the rock formations.
Portions of the trail showed the workmanship of the men of the CCC who worked on the trail during the Great Depression.
The photo below shows the trail as it goes through a cutout in the rock.
As we began the climb out of the canyon the clouds returned and we even felt a few drops of rain
We were really fortunate to have some sunshine during this hike. Sunshine really makes the various colors seem to come alive. We’re hoping for some more sunshine in the days to come!