Bryce Canyon National Park

July 18th, 2013 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

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The Kiwiblog mobile office. Now we are out of Nevada, the temperatures are much more pleasant. Still in the 30s, but not the 40s. Great to be able to enjoy a beer outside at night.

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A natural tunnel on the way to Bryce Canyon. You also have a one mile long tunnel as you exit Zion National Park.

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There’s an 18 mile main road you can drive up in Bryce Canyon, and it has scores of views like this.

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A 2d photo can not do justice to the incredible views that stretch into the horizon.

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A natural bridge.

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One curious bird.

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At the far end of the valley.

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Auckland Girl with a scenic backdrop.

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This photo is taken right from the edge. I wondered if it was safe, but figured they would have a sign up if it was not. The drop down would hurt.

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15 metres along the trail out of sight in our direction was this sign. Would be helpful if they had warning signs up at both ends!

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This is a camp ground just outside the park. Pretty cool to be able to camp in a teepee. We’re actually camped inside the park itself.

Did a short walk today, and planning a dawn walk tomorrow to see the sunrise from on high.

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13 Responses to “Bryce Canyon National Park”

  1. Richard Hurst (798 comments) says:

    “Auckland Girl with a scenic backdrop.”

    Oh..oh there’s so much that could be done with that sentence and pic…

    Backdrop with scenic Auckland girl.

    No sign of erosion on those slopes…unlike the backdrop.

    Forest valley and mountain peaks….no stop it, must stop it.

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  2. F E Smith (3,315 comments) says:

    I visited Bryce in ’96, staying in the same campground, and can echo everything you said about it. I saw the Grand Canyon a week later and remember thinking at the time that, as spectacular as the Grand Canyon was, I preferred Bryce Canyon. I must go back sometime and see if I would change my mind on the second go around.

    One of my favourite quotes comes from a bloke who allegedly farmed Bryce Canyon many years ago: “Helluva place to lose a cow…”.

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  3. alwyn (402 comments) says:

    I am green with envy about your trip.
    Om the other hand are you enjoying the American way of eating a bit much?
    The first photo doesn’t look like a man who got below 80 kgs, and stayed there.

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  4. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    I’ve taken a sudden liking to these beautiful slopes. Just kidding.

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  5. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Alwyn- ‘When in Rome’ and all that…
    I put on 5kg in my first week the last time I was in the States (Hawaii/California)!
    Those American portions are just too good to let go to waste…

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  6. mikemikemikemike (320 comments) says:

    That tunnel at Bryce Canyon looks exactly like something out of the flint stones. I hate the cities in America but loved just about everywhere else.

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  7. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Mikemikemikemike- The scenery is fucking spectacular! Nowhere in the World like it..

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  8. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Mikemikemikemike

    If you hate New Orleans you must have been like me and taken the wife.

    Wives are redundant in New Orleans -theres new ones everywhere

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  9. mikemikemikemike (320 comments) says:

    Pauleastbay – I was wondering what it was!

    America is such an interesting, and for the most part Americans are a really lovely people. I plan to go back and do a coast to coast drive next year. Should be fun!

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  10. alwyn (402 comments) says:

    Longknives @ 6.26 pm
    I know exactly what you mean. I was in a restaurant in New York one time where the special of the day, the entree in the American jargon, was a 20 oz (say 600 gram) steak AND a Lobster. Plus baked potato etc, etc.
    What struck me was that the people ordering it were women who looked like Posh Beckham. I can only assume that they only ate once a week.
    One of the people I was with forgot the use of entree and said he would have an entree of something and a main of something else. The waitress just about fainted until he corrected himself.
    The meal sizes in that country are ridiculous.

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  11. RossM (39 comments) says:

    Don’t worry about the cliffs. The drop wouldn’t hurt at all. Just the landing.

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  12. RRM (9,667 comments) says:

    You certainly look like a couple of tourists :-P

    Campervans/Motorhomes/RVs/whatever are such a great way to travel around country far from town.

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  13. Pita (373 comments) says:

    Route 12 from Zion through to Hanksville…one of the most spectacular drives in the USA.

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