Bryce Canyon is a national park that is easily forgotten by tourists. It is hard to choose only a couple of national parks to visit in the USA during a trip, while the west-coast is packed with them. For some reason, people rather skip Bryce Canyon than other parks like Sequoia, Death Valley and Antelope Canyon. I think that these parks overall are more in the news, or what so ever, so people automatically think these parks are more beautiful. We, on the other hand, did it the other way around: we skipped Death Valley and Antelope Canyon and stayed in Bryce Canyon for a couple of days… We did however visit Sequoia as well;-)
I don’t know why you hear less about Bryce Canyon, because I fell in love with it right away. Nature wise I found it more beautiful than parks like Yellow Stone, to be honest. I mean, where else can you find these massive, orange/red, weirdly shaped rockes like you can in Bryce Canyon? Bryce Canyon is truly unique, breathtaking and just pretty.
We’ve stayed for two days in Bryce Canyon – the first day was about seeing the park from different aspects, so we drove around and stopped at different view points. The second day we stopped at the main point of the park and did one of the hikes. And let me tell you; while it’s 40 degrees out (remember: I’m a Dutchie who’s not quite familiair with warm surcomstances;-)) and you have to climb your way through the mountains of Bryce Canyon, you’ll be tired. However, you’ll quickly forget about the conditions when you see what you see: the view was absolutely unbelievable.