I have stayed mostly on East coast time this trip so I am usually up at dawn and on location by sunrise or shortly thereafter. This is Brice Canyon. Another stunning location in Utah. However I will say that Zion and Red Canyon are visually better. It would depend on the time you have set aside for your trip. If you can see all three, they are very close together and worth checking out. If you set aside enough time for only one I would take the whole day and spend it in Zion; taking the shuttles and spending time at each stop.
Can you tell it’s still early? Not my best side… As I said I got up early, so there was nobody in the park. This is the main parking lot overlooking the arch, and I had the whole place to my self. I’m not big on crowds so this was awesome.
This is the view from the above mentioned parking lot.
Another shot with a different filter; not much difference really. Still worth looking at a second time.
This is the top and end of the road in Brice Canyon. There was one other car up here when I arrived.
Makes you wonder if other countries post the obvious or are they so worried about law suits that this is necessary? Easily half the people I encountered out in the parks were from overseas, I should have asked.
Speaking of signs, I forgot to put this one in an earlier post. This will give you a warm fuzzy feeling at night. This was in the campground at Mt. Rainier. The “more information” basically said to run if there was any sign of geothermic activity…very helpful.
Another shot of Brice Canyon as the sun hit the cliffs. The camera just doesn’t do it justice.
The other side. The haze you see in some of the pictures are actually from the wild fires out west. There were several big fires out here during my travels.
This guy was making his way across the road while I stood near by quietly.
He also had several does with him. Utah is mostly geological but there is still plenty of nature to see.