The cliffs of Bryce Canyon

After leaving Lake Powell and Glen Canyon, we then went to Kanab, Utah, where we spent the night. The following morning, we travelled to Bryce Canyon. The spectacular vistas at Bryce Canyon are marked by vertical pillars of rock, or hoodoos, that have been carved into the cliffs by erosion, as seen in the picture above. The hoodoos form when water enters vertical cracks in the rock and freezes, splitting the rock.


This picture shows some of the colorful sandstone formations in Bryce Canyon. An idea of the size of these formations can be obtained by comparing them to the hikers in the foreground.

Thor's Hammer

While at Bryce Canyon, we stopped at Sunset Point. While there, I ventured a little way down the Navajo Loop Trail, where I took this picture showing an array of hoodoos. At the center of the picture is a formation called Thor's Hammer, which features a wide caprock supported by a slender sandstone stalk.

While approaching Inspiration Point, we are greeted by a friendly rock squirrel standing on the fence along the path. Behind him, the walls of the canyon can be seen in the distance.

A rock squirrel at Inspiration Point

Charlie Jo and Tom at Inspiration Point
My mother Charlie Jo and I at Bryce Canyon.

This picture was taken at Inspiration Point. The canyon wall,
and the hoodoos therein, can be seen behind us.

After leaving Bryce Canyon, we next went to Zion National Park.