Our first stop was the Coral Pink Sand Dunes just above Kanab:
|They really were quite pink!|
|First thing we saw another Buffalo heard|
The scenery was magnificent straight away, it is actually only a short drive through the park but lots to see.
Our next destination was Bryce Canyon National Park & the quickest way to get there was to turn around & go back through Zion - we didn't mind it was a beautiful drive & then through Dixie National Park:
|Very red scenery|
We climbed quite high to Bryce Point:
|This little fellow just posed while dozens took photo's!|
The weather started to change & the clouds came in which made for some nice photo's"
The highest point was rainbow point:
|Checking out the view!|
We left Bryce Canyon and headed of towards Torrey on Hwy 12 the scenery changed many times:
We went through a rainstorm before we got to Torrey but it went away pretty quick.
|View from restaurant window|
We got to Torrey & found a Motel then went for dinner at the Rim Rock Inn - Great Meal Great View!
The next morning it was off to Capitol Reef National Park,
we seen a deer in the field:
|Mountain Sheep on a hill|
|Nice to see a running river|
Then we headed off on a hike up to Hickman Bridge - it was very warm too about 90 Degrees!
Then we came across some water and were amazed to find out that it was the top end of Lake Powell! So yes it is huge!!!!!!
A bit further on we crossed the Colorado River:
|Bridge across the Colorado River|
The rain was coming in again, time to head off:
Another full day of Canyons, we spent the night at Monticello & headed off early the next morning on our way to Moab - more Canyons.
We stopped at Newspaper Rock:
|Native Indian Rock Drawings|
Then into Canyonlands National Park - there are 2 parts to this park. We will do the other part tomorrow. This part was called the Needles & here is some of what we saw:
as we headed into Moab we passed the Hole in the Rock:
|Hole in the Rock|
|Hole in the Rock Cafe!|
We had pre-booked Moab for 2 nights as last year we had to leave as we couldn't get any accomodation.
The next day it was part 2 of Canyonlands National Park followed by Arches National Park.
Arches National Park:
Then back to Moab - We are all "Canyoned Out" So tomorrow we head off to Colorado, but that is the next post. Bye for now.
Cheers Dave & Shell