Driving through Utah, one place you will not want to miss is Bryce Canyon National Park. This amazing canyon showcases numerous hoodoos, formations resulting from elemental effects on the native sandstone in the area. It’s mind-boggling to look down and see just how monstrous these upright giants are.
At 8000 to 9000 feet above sea level, you can get some breathtaking views of the striking wonders. I loved that we were able to see the dusting of snow as it contrasted perfectly the rich red tones of the sandstone. We got the best view at Agua Canyon. Plus, my daughter had fun making snowballs while we walked along the paved trails.
After taking in the initial awe, the whole family and have some fun by sharing what the individual hoodoos look like. Some thought the below hoodoo looked like a chair while it reminded me of a ‘thumbs up’. The natural bridge we saw was also quite beautiful but tough to capture that in a photo.
While we did explore several lookout spots on the way up the canyon, most of our travel was by car. So, despite the cold temperatures we experienced here in early April, we could conserve our energy and focus it on taking photos with the five cameras we had with us.
Bryce Canyon is a great stop along your family road trip through the area. We found that a couple of hours was plenty of time for us here. After taking a bazillion pictures at two spots, the view was basically the same or less interesting than the one we got at Agua Canyon. I’m sure there’s more to do but, for our group of five, just witnessing this fantastic sight and the mini-avalanche atop one of the peaks created a memory that was ‘just right’.