This is one of my favorite times of year for Bryce Canyon. With the sun so low in the sky, the lighting can be tough, but if you get snow on the hoodoos, it can be spectacular. I waited until southern Utah got some snow and the forecast was for mostly sunny, and headed down. In the summer, it is busting with people. This time of year, no one is there so reservations are a 10 seconds phone call away.
On the way there I did a quick stop in Red Canyon. Even though this is just a tiny park along the highway, it could be easy to mistake it for a fantastic landmark.
It is hard to see all the detail, but there are so many forms of rock and types of erosion going on.
And we end with a bit of a depressing view for someone in charge of trail repair. How is it that the one on the bottom, probably the hardest to replace, is the one that fell out? If they don't fix it soon, there will be a big pile of them in the path.