Doug & Barbara Peterson

Doug & Barbara Peterson
Barbara & I at a scenic overlook on the skyline drive in the Rocky Mountain National Park, 8-13-2016

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Summer Trip 2019, Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park






Bryce Canyon National Park is a truly special place full of colorful rock formations called Hoodoos. We decided to stay in the Dixie National Forest Service campground in Red Rock Canyon. We found the campsites to be much more spacious then Bryce with great views of the canyon. We even had pay showers and flush toilets. Nether campground has electric however with our solar panel we were quit comfortable with power for our lights and electrical equipment. The best part was that we only paid $9 a night during our 5 night stay. 


Our campsite in Red Rock Canyon campground

We felt right at home with our EZ up set up next to the campfire circle

The view of the cliffs of Red Rock Canyon from our campsite

View of one of the Red Rock tunnels taken from the bike path that parallels hwy 12


We were only 11 miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon which was extremely convenient for us giving us opportunities to visit the park early in the morning when the sun was a the right angle for great photographs of the canyon.

View us at Rainbow Point, at 9,100 feet the highest point in Bryce

Rainbow point 

Looking off into the distance from high up on Rainbow Point
The view from Bristlecone Trail at Rainbow Point

Majestic beauty surrounds you in all directions


The park has several interesting view points along a scenic drive that takes you to Rainbow Point. Each viewpoint has a unique beauty all it's own.


Aqua Canyon Overlook
Black Birch Canyon Overlook
Fairview Point Overlook
Natural Bridge Overlook
Ponderosa Point Overlook

The highlight hike for us was the Navajo Loop Trail down Wall Street. This trail connects to the Queens trailhead which ends at Sunrise Point. The views in the canyon our amazing once you get below the rim. The hoodoos are shaped into interesting formations. The most famous of all is the queen rock formation.

The Queen rock formation
Wall Street

Barbara descending into Wall Street

The narrow slot canyon at the bottom of Wall Street
Views of the Queens Trail to Sunrise Point




Barbara climbing the last portion of the trail to
Sunrise Point
Bryce Canyon National Park is a very special place that leaves every visitor with a sense of wonder and a lasting memories.



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