Bryce Canyon with Snow (Utah)

February 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

We've been to Bryce a number of times and have camped here while it snowed, but this was our first time visiting during the winter with "real" snow on the hoodoos. (Hoodoos are the very thing you go to Bryce NP to see - they're those wonderfully strange rock formations.)  It was beautiful!  The snow and red rocks, the fog rising between the layers of mountains - pure awesome!  At least what we could see was amazing; sadly, many of the view points were not accessible due to the season, and at one of them we could not see anything at all through the thick fog.  The park was covered in a couple feet of snow, more in some areas and less in others, and it was in the mid-30s when we were there (February).  It began to snow/sleet while we were there too.  Still, it was worth the trip, but it meant we were not going to camp here this time.  We will be back and will again hike the trails among the hoodoos.

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Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southern Utah.  Many people combine a visit to this park with visits to the other "nearby" national parks in southern Utah.  Zion NP is about an hour away, and Cedar Breaks NP, Great Basin NP, and then a bit further are Capitol Reef NP, Canyonlands NP and Arches, and others.  Besides the wonderland of National Parks unlike any others in the world, there are state parks and tons of BLM land to explore.  Enjoy your visit and share your experiences with us.


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