A glimpse of autumn in Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon is by far one of the most underrated National Parks. When most people head to Utah, they set their sights on Zion as it is what I consider one of the iconic parks found in our country. Visitors often head to Bryce Canyon to simply check off another park when they are in Zion since it is only an hour and a half away, but for me this park has been the highlight of my last two trips.
Originally our plan was to just visit Zion National Park, but since Bryce Canyon is so close we could not resist. As we made our way out of Zion and to Bryce, fall began to make itself known with yellow and red trees here and there during the drive. It was incredibly exciting for this California girl since it is mid October and each day is still hitting the high 90s.
Although not actually a canyon, but rather a collection of natural amphitheaters, this park seems to make this photographer get butterflies in her stomach at just the site of the hoodoos. I continue to fall in love with the amazing colors and textures that photograph so well within Bryce.
If you want to get an even better glimpse of this park, then I highly recommend making your way into the canyon. My favorite trail is to hike down the Navajo loop and up the Queen's Garden trail. As you hike back up to the top of the park, you will wind in and out of the incredible hoodoos. Each twist and turn reveals a new perspective of the park, which makes this by far one of my favorite trail within the National Park system.