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Friday, April 22, 2016

Bryce Canyon part 1

Hi all,
 All we can say is WOW Utah just keeps getting better and better. We moved up to Kodachrome Basin State Park and yes it was named with the consent from Kodak because of the beautiful contrast of colors in the park.
 The park is tucked into a huge basin and also features nearly 70 monolithic spires with heights to 170 feet. It has a small campground with only 31 sites hidden in pinion pine and juniper trees. Also nice as many sites have full hookups and all the roads have been recently black topped.
View of campground from one of the trails




 There are some nice hiking trails in the park and a vender operates horseback rides into the nearby red rock canyon land.
  We met up with Tim and Renee and will be using this as our stepping off point to Bryce National Park.
 So off day one to check out the famous Bryce Canyon, we hit the visitor center first to get a feel of the park and the shuttle system that is also available. Turns out the shuttle only operates on a small portion of the park and is not mandatory to use as in Zion.







 We chose to make a drive to some of the vistas and rather than try and write to much will let Wendy's pictures do the talking.
 On the route home we stopped for a short hike to a waterfall.

 Day two we decided to take a drive up Scenic Byway 12.  We are camped along the 124 mile byway so we didn't have to go far to continue the drive. Again I will let the pics do the talking.
Tim, Renee, and Snap

lunch with a view



       We drove as far as Boulder taking in Anasazi State Park Museum.

Ancestral Puebloan habitation

The drive actually continues on to Torrey, Utah the doorway to Capital Reef National Park our next destination.

3 comments:

  1. Great pics, we love that area!!

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  2. As always, you guys are having fun and sharing all the beautiful places. We so enjoy following your adventures.....hope we meet up somewhere soon!

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