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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bryce Canyon National Park

We gazed at Zion National Park splendor one more time this morning before driving out of the park, through the mile long tunnel that was built in 1927-1930.

 IMG_3139 The tunnel has viewing windows along the outside wall—traffic is stopped at either end of the tunnel when a tall vehicle such as a motorhome needs to go through.  The taller vehicles must drive in the middle of the road to avoid scraping their roofs on the tapered side walls.

 IMG_3168Viewing window photo taken from the overlook outside the tunnel.

On the east side of the tunnel is a half mile hike which looks back over Zion Canyon.  As we were getting out of the car we spotted these guys:IMG_3144

On to Bryce—there are no words to describe Bryce Canyon National Park—awesome, spectacular, gorgeous—none of those words give voice to its incredible beauty.IMG_3186IMG_3189

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We took about a 4 mile hike to the bottom of the canyon when we first got here which meant we had to climb back out to the top again, huff, puff.  Our hotel is very nice, new.  After dinner we drove out to the canyon again to watch sunset but were just a little late. 

Tomorrow we are off on our last hike of this trip, Tuesday we start home.  It has been an awesome week!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! Just Beautiful!

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  2. Been to Bryce a couple times & just loved it. It truly is a magic looking kinddom as you walk among the hoodoos.

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  3. I used to live in Salt Lake City,,,,,for about 3 years. That was back in about 1978-79. Every weekend I went to one of those parks.....I was always impressed. In the winter I went skiing every weekend,,,,,Utah is a pretty state, but then I got transfered to Tallahassee Florida...What a switch....But then I met Ms Pat.....God had a plan!!

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  4. Bryce is way up there as one of my favorite places in this country!

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  5. It is nice to follow along on your hikes. Awesome country!

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  6. Spectacular photos - awesome even!

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