March 3, 2014

Hiking Bryce Canyon National Park

A few weekends ago, we took our scout troop on what was supposed to be a cross country ski trip down to Bryce Canyon National Park. We planned it a few months back, but due to the dry Winter that Utah has experienced, the trip turned into a hiking adventure.
 
Bryce Canyon is one of my favorite National Parks. There is nothing else like it anywhere. We hiked from Sunrise Point to Sunset Point which is only a few miles. The kids had a great time exploring the many hoodoos the trail wove through. It even tunneled through some of them. 
 
Pictures can never do this place any justice. Bryce Canyon should be on your bucket list of places to visit if it isn't already. 
 
A few of the boys at Sunrise Point.


Hiking into the valley.



Making our way to Queens Garden.

Can you spot the two land bridges?




Some of our group at Sunset point.
 On the way home, our car stopped to see Cove Fort. I grew up close to Cove Fort, but no one else I rode with had seen it. We stopped and took the half hour tour seeing all the rooms in the fort. It's amazing to me how the pioneers made things. It's a cool place to visit if you've never been. I recommend going in the summer when all the attractions around the fort are open to see (barn, blacksmith, etc.).

Cove Fort. Built in 1867
 


Working telegraph.
 
 
 

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