Sunday, July 23, 2017

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK- UTAH~ Day 4 of Billings Wild West Family Vacay 2017

Day 4: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We got up early on Day 4 to head towards Bryce Canyon (southern Utah). Seems like it took about an hour and a half from Kanab, UT.  The scenery was still beautiful along the way.  We did not spend a very long time at Bryce Canyon.  If we had the opportunity again we probably would've spent an entire day here. We went in the Visitor's Center and then drove to two different lookout points.  We also did not know there were several really nice hotels near the entrance to the park.  Had we known, we might've tried to drive on past Kanab, UT on Day 3 and stay right at Bryce Canyon.

The pictures above were all taken at Sunset Point.  Bryce Canyon was so beautiful, yet so weird.  It can't really be compared to the Grand Canyon because they are so different.  The tall, skinny protruding rocks are called "hoodoos".  They are the strangest, coolest things about Bryce Canyon.

The pictures above were taken at Fairyland Point. 

Like I said, we didn't spend much time here, but we did get some beautiful pictures.  

From Bryce Canyon we started the journey north toward Idaho Falls, ID where we would stay for 3 nights to visit Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Jackson Hole, WY.   The blog for those days will be longer because we crammed as much as we could into those days.  

The drive up through Utah was pretty easy. Traffic all the way up southern Utah until the middle of the state was very, very light.  The speed limit was 80, so we made good time.  We stopped in a small town for lunch and kept going.  Once we reached the middle of the state (around Provo) all the way up through Salt Lake City and even further to Ogden, the traffic was very heavy. I would say the traffic stayed heavy for about 45 miles with city on both sides of the interstate.  

We made it to our hotel in Idaho Falls early that evening and had dinner at Famous Daves then went to Walmart to get food and drinks for picnics for the next few days in Yellowstone Park.

Day 4 was a great day.  Bryce Canyon was beautiful, but nothing will compare to the beauty of the next few days at Yellowstone and Grand, stay tuned.

Here are some helpful links for Bryce Canyon National Park:

XOXO~ The Billings

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