Memorial Weekend Recap : Bryce Canyon NP

No photos can really do such a majestic/magnificent place justice, but I gave it a shot anyhow. We spent a few hours driving through, making stops for photos, and then a hike down to the supposed “Hat Shop.” During the hike, we debated whether the shop was real, and if so, how they would bring all the hats down into the canyon – pack mule perhaps? As it turned out, the “Hat Shop” is not actually a shop… So when I did a search for photos online, I wasn’t as disappointed that we didn’t make it all the way there. We had to turn back as I decided peeing on the trail without toilet paper just wouldn’t do.

We did, however, see ones that resembled sombreros. See ’em?

The hoodoos reminded me of the Terra Cotta Warriors in China – so uniform in nature. What a crazy geological phenomenon!

Now imagine the photo above stretched all the way across the screen. Looking down on something like that, knowing that if you were to hike down there, you’d just be a tiny speck in the vast landscape – now that’s something!

More photos of Bryce Canyon National Park: here!

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  • Jennie

    That’s gorgeous. I haven’t seen it in bright sunlight! When I went as a kid, it was this stormy, not-quite-raining-yet weather with enough sun that made the red soil/rock show up so brilliantly against the dark clouds. To this day, there is nothing that can do it justice, and it’s one of the very few national parks I enjoyed (omg, Mom, can’t you see I’m trying to read the Babysitter’s Club #78, Claudia Has A Big Decision Between Normal Clothes And Stuff She’ll Regret When She’s 26?).

    • Ooh, I can imagine them to be a little daunting during a storm. We went by around sunset and then during the following day, and it was noticeably different. Around sunset, it starts to get cold, and there are shadows everywhere. During the day, it’s just all-around brilliant! :)

      LOL re: Babysitter’s Club :)

  • So pretty. Reminds me of the limestone blade canyons of Madagascar.

  • Stephanie

    I see the sombreros! These are amazing pictures. I can’t imagine how breathtaking it must have been in person.

    • They were not only breathtaking, but because we had ventured down the canyon, we were also just plain out of breath. ;) I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw the sombreros! They are definitely more impressive than the supposed “hat shop” area we were trying to visit!

  • That’s amazing! I’m sure it was wild in person- hope you had a wonderful time =)

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