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

Posted by Jeff on Feb 23, 2021 @ 10:12 pm in Bryce Canyon National Park, Hiking, Hiking Blog, Photo Essays, Utah | 0 comments | Last change: February 23, 2021

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

I told you about the great snow dump that southern Utah had in the middle of our five day trip. Not only did it bury Escalante, it also left a fresh powder in Bryce Canyon and Zion. My dream came true … and even better than I could have imagined because I was with Paula.

After being excavated at Escalante, we drove to Bryce on Tuesday December 29, 2020. We had to be careful along the way as there were still sections of the highway with snow that sometimes took our speed 40 mph below the limit. We got there safely and quickly found that only three miles of the 19 mile Bryce Canyon Park Road were open to traffic, but we didn’t care. We made the best of a wonderful situation.

There weren’t many people around, but due to the restricted access, they were mostly crowded in the Sunset Point and Bryce Amphitheater car parks. We had to park three times at Sunset Point to catch someone pulling out. Once on the Rim Trail, the beauty was amazing. I’ve seen pictures of Bryce in the snow over the years, but the reality was even more breathtaking than the dream.

The orange hoodoos were so beautiful with their white snowy hats and the sunshine lighting up the sandstone. Paula and I were in awe. It was a really remarkable day that I will never forget.

This gallery contains images from restricted access to Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Have fun with the photos and please comment.

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