Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Bryce Canyon National Park in One Day - Part 2: Highway 63 Scenic Drive at Sunset

The Natural Bridge - no effort required. Park and click.  

After an early dinner we set out from the campground and drove all of the way to the end of Highway 63. Click here for a detailed map of this drive.  This is one long road that makes up Bryce Canyon National Park. We drove 18 miles to the end and then started back stopping at every pull out we could. 

In March the shuttle buses are not yet running so you are permitted to drive your own vehicle. This drive is not suitable for vehicles towing trailers as the pull-outs are small. Going in the evening meant that the crowds were very light. Most stops had only 2-3 other cars. Perfect!

Take your 'sign' picture later in the day to avoid the crowds. 

Rainbow Point looking north. Mile 18.
Yes, that's snow. Don't slip, Alex!

Blue Puffle needed to get out, too. 
Undesignated pull-out around Mile 17.

These orange poles remind me of ski runs that are subject to white-outs. This might be a whole different view in the winter!
Birch Canyon, Mile 16. 

OK, then. 

Ponderosa Canyon, Mile 16.

Mile 12. 

The Natural Bridge. Low effort, high reward.
There was a collection of ball caps immediately below the railing as this is a windy place. 

Piracy Point. Mile 10.5

Mile 2.75

Inspiration Point. 

This was our last stop. With the setting sun the temperature is dropping. The Gypsy Wagon awaits with its warm furnace and few more episodes of Corner Gas. 

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