Bryce Canyon National Park and Dixie National Forest

We had picked our campground in Kanab, Utah, because it was close to equally distant between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and at a lower altitude. We stayed at Kanab RV Corral, where we learned to pronounce it “Kuh-NAB.” The town itself was unique, undeniably a tourist town, but more laid-back and less commercial than many.

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Where else can you pose with a life-sized plastic bison?

Now, if you’ve followed this blog, you know I don’t normally endorse a lot of businesses. Usually tourist traps don’t trap me, but I did buy some unique stone items at Nature’s Showcase and have them shipped back. I suggest checking it out.

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Having established that altitude is an ongoing health issue for me, we knew we could make only a brief, non-strenuous visit to Bryce Canyon. So we drove up to it (at this point, by the way, our National Parks annual pass had completely paid for itself).  We bundled up as grey clouds rolled in and stood on the canyon’s edge in the chill wind.

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The views of Bryce Canyon rival those of the Grand Canyon. In many ways, Bryce Canyon is more beautiful, being more remote and less parched.

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Just one of so many incredible views!
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Hoo doos! (Indian word for “scary stuff.”)
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The depth and dimension of the vista is amazing!

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The red tips of baby pinecones reminded us it was Spring as the snow began to fall…

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UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_34a9…and fell…

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…and continued to fall!

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Steve, Tampa boy that he is, was delighted to get to experience real, stick-to-the-ground snow!

A final word: for non-hikers, Bryce Canyon is the most hospitable of the National Parks we visited. You can drive the entire length of the Canyon rim with frequent overlooks to

see its beauty. All the photos here were taken within 100 yards of our car.

 

 

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