A Dream Come True at Bryce Canyon National Park – A Photo Essay

I have always dreamed of seeing the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park covered in a fresh blanket of snow. Well, my dream came true, with Paula.

I told you about the large snow dump that southern Utah had in the midst of our five day trip. It not only buried Escalante, but left a fresh powder at Bryce Canyon and Zion as well. My dream realized… and even better than I could have imagined because I was with Paula.

Once we were dug out in Escalante, we headed to Bryce on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. We had to be careful along the way because there were still sections of highway with snow, sometimes reducing our speed 40 mph below the limit. We did arrive safely though, and quickly found that only three miles of the 19 mile Bryce Canyon park road were open for traffic, but that didn’t matter to us. We made the most of a wonderful situation.

There weren’t a whole lot of people there, but because of the limited access, they were mostly crowded into the Sunset Point and Bryce Amphitheater parking. We had to loop Sunset Point parking three times to catch someone pulling out. Once on the Rim Trail though, the beauty was astounding. I have seen pictures over the years of Bryce in snow, but the reality was even more stunning than the dream.

The orange hoodoos were so, so beautiful with their white, snow-covered hats and the sunshine illuminating the sandstone. Paula and I were in awe. A truly remarkable day it was, and one I will never forget.

This gallery includes pictures from the limited access at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Enjoy the photos, and please feel free to comment.

 

 

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