A Massive Snow Dump in Red Rock Country – A Photo Essay

Once all was said and done, the snowfall total was 10 inches.

The snow started about a half hour before we arrived at our destination, the Slot Canyons Inn of Escalante, Utah. Paula and I planned a post Christmas 2020 trip to the national parks of Utah. Our home base was to be this centrally located, cozy bed and breakfast. By the time we were settled in our room there was already 3-4 inches on the deck outside, and it continued through the night and into the next day, Monday December 28th.

When we awoke, we were greeted with a glorious, colorful sunrise and a true winter wonderland. It was beautiful! We had plans to go to Bryce Canyon, but we didn’t care. The snow covered trees, bushes and surrounding red rocks of Escalante were stunning. We spent the day enjoying the beauty, mostly inside in front of the southwestern style fireplace, but occasionally venturing out for a walk and big smiles.

If you ever find yourself in the region, we can heartily endorse the Slot Canyons Inn. Our host Joette was attentive to our every need and her lodge and cabins are charming, clean and inviting. Being a bed and breakfast there wasn’t a fridge or microwave in the room, but she offered use of the main kitchen for our comfort. With the cold and snow, Paula and I created a makeshift freezer on our private deck. Whoever the next guest was likely found the burritos we forgot when we checked out a couple days later. We laughed and laughed.

Joette’s son worked through the day and evening to clear the road to the main highway, and the next morning we were able to resume our national park exploration. The snow at Bryce Canyon and Zion was something I have always wanted to see. We will, however, always remember the romantic day we spent snowed in.

This gallery includes pictures from the Slot Canyons Inn of Escalante, Utah. Enjoy the photos, and please feel free to comment.



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