The Hendersons       National Parks Tour - Bryce and Zion


A Western States National Parks Tour

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Bryce and Zion

Bryce Canyon National Park has to be seen to be believed and is one of those places you could return to over and over again. The term breathtaking comes to mind.

You can drive a good distance into the park and there are a number of places to pull off and park and gawk. Pardon my lack of additional text, but it would be meaningless. The photos say it all.


    Black Birch Canyon

    Ponderosa Canyon

    Natural Bridge

    Fairview Point

    Paria View

       Bryce Point

       Inspiration Point



Leaving Bryce Canyon we continued to Springdale, UT and would spend the following day in Zion National Park.

Unlike Bryce Canyon, you are not allowed to drive into Zion. You have to park at the Visitors' Center and take a shuttle. It is quite convenient, as they run very frequently and make a number of stops. So it's a hop on hop off sort of thing.

We found Zion to be very impressive, but it doesn't have the incredible beauty of Bryce Canyon.
We were glad we visited but would not go back.

    You have to look closely to see the natural bridge in the center

    Along a trail

    Big Bend

    The Patriarchs

We had now done Western Utah and had a couple of parks to see in Eastern Utah, so we drove down into Arizona and back up through Monument Valley to Moab, UT.

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