Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bryce Canyon - Does It Get Any Prettier Than This?

I don't think so. The only problem with this National Park is that all the hikes go down first, and then you have to walk back up.

But, since we had two cars, we left my car down the hill on a road out of Tropic, and did an all downhill hike.

We started up here at Sunset Point -

Walked down past Thor's Hammer -

Down some steep switchbacks -

To the bottom of the Navajo Loop Trail, where we saw Two Bridges.

We then continued down a gentle slope, remembering to turn around often to see the beauty we were leaving behind.

By the time we got to the car left below, the pretty scenery had disappeared, but it was so nice not to have to climb back up.

Also on the road to Tropic is a short hike on the Mossy Cave Trail.
What? A waterfall in the desert???

The water flows in the Tropic Ditch, and has run for over a century. Mormon farmers diverted water from the East Fork of the Sevier River to irrigate fields around Tropic City.

We also saw a triple arch -

And a Mossy Cave! It is kept moist by an underground spring, and sometimes has icicles until June, but not this year.

I've been to Bryce Canyon many times over the years, but this was the first time I did this hike. It was great, and there's more to come.


  1. I am with you... next time I will have to find a friend with a car and not have to make that grueling hike up and out of the canyon!

  2. The water is awesome,,,,,good idea about leaving a car at the bottom...don't people also ride horses down that same trail or is that another one I'm thinking of?

    1. They have some specific horse trails. Only a small part of what we were on was a horse trail.

  3. Wow that is beautiful, i hope we can go someday soon

  4. Ahhh, just now catching back up with your blog after a few years and a pesky little brain surgery. ;)) This was lovely! And good for you!


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