After Zion National Park, we drove the crazy scenic road to Capitol Reef National Park, with a slight detour to drive through Bryce Canyon National Park.
Bryce was at 8,000 ft elevation, and temps were pretty cold there (highs in the 50’s, low in the 30’s), so we opted to just check out the park by car and head over to the lower, drier and warmer Capitol Reef NP to camp for a few more days.
Bryce’s claim to fame, is heavily eroded orange sandstone, formed into “hoodoos” or tall spires. The cliffs have a sharp edge to them in many places, and the scenic drive travels on top of the cliffs along a flat mesa, affording epic views.
Here are some pics of Bryce and our drive leading up to it and past it on the way to Capitol Reef NP: