Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah) 15/16-Aug-2014

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

After hiking on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, our friends headed home and we headed (on the one day it rained all day) north to Bryce Canyon National Park. We’d hiked the Fairlyland Loop Trail there three years ago, in May, in freezing temperatures, and with more than a hint of snow in the air. Consequently, we vowed to return during the “summer” months (which are limited due to the Park’s 8,000+ foot elevation) when there might be sunlight to illuminate the extremely colorful scenery. This time we were in luck.

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Fairyland Loop Trail (Bryce Canyon NP) 17-May-2011

Fairyland Loop Trail Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

A daytrip to Bryce Canyon National Park was an anticipated part of our multi-day trip to Zion National Park.  Unfortunately, the poor weather that was plaguing us in Zion was also lurking around Bryce. So we went to Bryce earlier than we’d planned to get ahead of a predicted snow storm – which dumped 6+ inches of snow on Bryce the day after our visit. What we got were near freezing temperatures, clouds, and a breeze. Wheeee…

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