Bryce Canyon City, UT
This is our last day in the Bryce area, and since the weather was nice, we decided to take a couple short hikes in Red Canyon, about fifteen miles west of Bryce Canyon. Earlier in the week we hiked the Arches Trail there and enjoyed the area, so we returned to hike the Losee Canyon Trail.
Part of the trail is through a dry wash along the red rock formations.
The trail was a bit wet in places from rain the previous day. And since it is also a horse trail, the ground was a bit chewed up in places and you had to watch your step. Apparently horse owners aren’t required to clean up after their pets like dog owners.
Other than the group on horses, we didn’t see anyone on the trail. The only evidence of human activity was the many airliners overhead.
On the way back to the motorhome we stopped along Rte. 12 to hike up for a closer look at the red formations.
At the top we enjoyed a quick “snack with a view.”
We returned to the motorhome until the sun began to sink in the west, then headed into Bryce Canyon NP. We wanted to enjoy the view of the canyon from observation points along the rim of the canyon. The setting sun provided great views of the rocks below.
Today the weather was very nice in the Bryce area, with mainly blue skies and temperatures in the mid 60s. We’ve seen it all this week (rain, snow, sleet, and hail) with temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the 60s. Tomorrow we head for Page, AZ where temperatures are forecast to be in the high 80s to low 90s. Wow, from winter to summer in one day!