Bryce Canyon National Park

January 05, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

After spending a few days in Zion, we decided to drive up to Bryce Canyon National Park.  The parks are separated by only 70 miles, yet they are geographically worlds apart.  While Zion was formed by the Virgin River carving into rock for millions of years, Bryce has no rivers or streams.  Bryce was created from rain water running of cliffs.  The soft rock was eroded away and harder rock was left behind in the form of tall slender rock "hoodoos".  We hiked down into the canyon via the Queen's Garden trail, linked up with the Navajo Loop Trail and climbed up through an area known as Wall Street.  The orange color of the rocks is amazing by itself, but contrasted with blue sky and snow made this trip unforgettable.  Enjoy...
 

Hiking along the Queen's Garden TrailHiking along the Queen's Garden Trail This area is known as the AmphitheatreThis area is known as the Amphitheatre Along the Queen's Garden TrailAlong the Queen's Garden Trail Beautiful hoodoos against a deep blue skyBeautiful hoodoos against a deep blue sky Along the Navajo Loop TrailAlong the Navajo Loop Trail Along the Navajo Loop TrailAlong the Navajo Loop Trail Closeup of a Ponderosa PineCloseup of a Ponderosa Pine Hiking through "Wall Street"Hiking through "Wall Street" Hiking through "Wall Street"Hiking through "Wall Street"
 


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