Our alarm went off at 7:00am to start our drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. We were lucky enough to chat with the camp ground attendant who suggested we take Highway 12 to the park. The drive is known to be very scenic, and happens to connect Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. Depending on who you talk to, it’s is a top 2 or 3 drive in the U.S. Olympic drive in Washington state and the Pacific Coast Highway are the only two that compete to be better. 2/3, check!
Our drive ended up taking longer because we were enjoying the scenery so much. We stopped to take some selfies with the cows grazing along the side of the road, and the beautiful yellow Fall leaves.
We arrived to Bryce Canyon slightly before 12:00pm. We decided to take the shuttle through the park to avoid parking and give us a break from driving (by us I mean Colin). We stopped at the visitor center to watch our usual video and gather some maps.
After the visitor center we rode the shuttle up to two view points- Bryce and Inspiration Point. Here is a wonderful view of the hoodoos and the magnificent park. Right away we were captivated and ready to go hiking.
We decided on a 3 mile hike from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point. We were able to wind through the hoodoos and felt like we were truly part of Bryce Canyon National Park.
The trail was difficult, but not bad with a few breaks. We really enjoyed the hike and breathtaking views. We made it back to the shuttle and rode back to our car to get some food. After a late lunch, we went for a drive through the park to the highest viewpoint, Rainbow Point. Definitely amazing views.
We had a relaxing night and another early morning to start our adventure in Zion; while we finish off Highway 12!☕️🚙✌🏼