“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous leading to the most amazing view…” Edward Abbey
Bryce Canyon is located in Southern Utah and known for “Hoodoos” which are crimson colored odd-shaped pillars. The park is a lot smaller than Arches and Canyonlands with a lot of stunning viewpoints and spectacular vistas. There are a lot of easy hikes which starts on the Rim trail where you see Bryce from the top. The path is paved and level. It’s at least 11 miles to complete the entire Rim trail which is actually quite easy because the view is mesmerizing.
We decided to hike the Navajo Loop and Queen’s Garden trail combination. The trail is around 2.7 miles and shows you the famous hoodoos up close. The Navajo Loops are famous for the switchbacks. Trust me, it’s a lot tougher than it looks especially when you are walking back to the top. A lot of people bring trekking poles for the hike.
Bryce Canyon is a sight to behold. Experiencing Utah’s mighty 5 (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce Canyon) is a trip worth taking. Spring is the best time to go because it’s not too hot.
A couple of tips for Bryce Canyon:
- Read Hotel Reviews on Yelp before you go. I personally didn’t have a good experience with the hotel we stayed at in Bryce. If you have to spend a little more to stay inside the park it is way more advisable or CAMPING is way cheaper if you have the gear.
- If you’re camping, better to reserve in advance.
- The hikes are worth it. The best views are from the toughest hikes.
- If you plan on doing the tough hikes. Get a trekking pole. See amazon link below.
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5. Investing on good hiking shoes are really worth it. Your feet will thank me later.
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