Bryce and some amazing flow stone


Zion

Early morning in Zion

After our hike to Angels landing the previous day we took our time getting up to enjoy a beautiful morning in Zion, fix a hearty breakfast  and then the short, scenery laden drive to Bryce canyon.

Zion

Good Morning Holly!

We arrived at Bryce where we quickly realized we were at a much higher altitude as evidenced by the amount of snow still on the ground.  It was still nice and warm though thanks to the wonderful sunshine we were getting so off we headed to hike down into the canyon. Several trails were closed due to ice but it didn’t take long to locate an open loop that went down to the bottom and off we went.  It was a very enjoyable hike and the snow made for some wonderful picturesque views.

Bryce

Bryce

Horses on the trail

Horses on the trail

After climbing back up the trail though it was time to load back up in the bus in order to head for Mystic hot springs where a long soak in the hot mineral waters and a much needed shower awaited us.

We had one more stop along the way though- a surprise visit to “The Big Rock Candy Mountain” a spot named because of the candy colored hills after the song.

Big rock candy mountain

Big rock candy mountain

Mystic Hotsprings

Mystic Hotsprings

We enjoyed the hot springs immensely and had a nice big spaghetti dinner fixed alongside the bus before loading up for the night and our drive to the next destination- Arches.