Bryce Canyon National Park

January 30, 2021 My Solo Trip, National Parks, The most beautiful places in North America

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. This park is located in central Utah.

This moment was absolutely beautiful.

My first visit was just a quick view of the main area, The paths were very icy, and I had to be extremely careful to discover this amazing view. 

The golden hour at Bryce Canyon National Park

After visiting Zion National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, and Snow Canyon State Park, we wanted to discover new beautiful places. That morning we started driving really early through Cottonwood Canyon Drive, then visited Kodachrome State Park, and we arrived at Bryce just in time to see the sunset. Since I am using my lifetime senior pass, I didn’t need to pay the entrance fee of $30 for just one hour to enjoy the sunset. 

Even though it was freezing, it was an amazing moment

What makes this park so unique are the long pillars of red rock gathered in a large valley. These columns were created by erosion. Snow, rain, and wind change the landscape constantly.

To me, they look like guardians protecting the Valley

Bryce is located in a deserted area where precipitation is very low, and almost every day, you get to see a pure blue sky that contrasts with the intense red, yellow, and orange from the rocks. During winter, the snow adds a wonderful additional color.

My son and me having the best time together.

The following day, we returned in the morning, even though we were an hour and a half drive from our Airbnb. This is a place that is worth any effort to visit.

Hiking in the snow

We spent the whole day hiking through its frozen trails. Although some were closed for the season, the ones that were open required to wear the spiked chains on our boots. When walking through these narrow and steep passageways between rocks and chasms, sliding is a risk that should not be taken.

What should I do?

I found some signs things during my visit, like a warning notice about bears. What are you supposed to do when you see one?

Craws posing for food

I also found some crows that definitely started their own food business, and although they were wild and were not trained, they posed to be photographed in exchange for food!

I didn’t give them any, but they knew some people did. They kept following me around. I didn’t understand why. Then I saw them posing close to people for selfies, and they got some snacks.

A great picnic. Martin was freezing

By the end of the afternoon, we were hungry. We had time to set up the table properly and picnic in the snow. Even though my son was freezing, but he agreed afterward that it was fun.

Today I will only share a few of my images and stories. I still have a lot of images that I haven’t processed yet. And I will be returning for a few more days because my two visits were not enough.


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