A Taste of the Southwest
Bryce Canyon, Utah was the next destination after leaving San Antonio. We have been wanting to do a Southwest trip at some point and thought this would be a good opportunity to get a taste of the region. We have heard some great things about Bryce Canyon so we made the choice to investigate the area.
Along The Way
We broke the trip to Bryce Canyon up into 3 days with stops at Roswell, NM and Albuquerque, NM. See a recap HERE
Bryce Canyon And The Area
The Southwest is fascinating to say the least and the Bryce Canyon National Park as well as the surrounding area is amazing. We were not prepared for the colors and the variation in the hoodoos. The layers of color illustrate the passage of time with the evolving geological transformation of this area over millions of years. Understanding how this was formed is as overwhelming as the vistas. I hope to be able to find the time to research the formation of Bryce Canyon at some point in the not too distant future. There is no shortage of information on the internet as well as books about the geology here.
We did spend a little time in Red Canyon which is approximately 12 miles from Bryce Canyon and really enjoyed that area. There is a lot of other area to explore in teh surrounding area, but we filled our days with the immediate area.
The variation of vistas here never ceased to surprise us. While the entire area is all about the hoodoos, each viewpoint and hike was unique. I am certain the images posted in the links below will not convey that, but the fact is that even walking three feet one direction or the other creates an entirely different view of the amazing canyons.
Click the links below for our daily experiences.
Day 1 – A Hike in Bryce Canyon
Day 2 – Another Hike
Day 3 – Out for a Bike Ride
Day 4 – Moving Day to Extend Our Stay
Day 5 – Red Canyon
Day 6 – A Drive Through South Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 7 – No Agenda, Preparing For More Travel Days
Getting a glimpse of the Southwest was truly an education for us. We learned terms like The Grand Circle, and The Colorado Plateau. While it is clear that there is much to see and do, we look forward to more adventures in the Southwest!