Sunrise from Sunset Point
We got up early and just made it in time to catch the morning glow from the viewpoint
View of the trail that switchbacks steeply down into the Hoodoos from Sunset Point
The formations are called Hoodoos
The Navajo Loop trail
Drops steeply into the Hoodoos
Looking down into the Hoodoos
Naturally, we couldn't resist the trail.
The trail drops steeply and then goes into a narrow canyon between the hoodoos
This area is called 'Wall Street'
The trail had been closed for a while due to a big rock fall
One big boulder and the trail can be impassible
Hoodoos from below this time
There is a small trail system that runs through the hoodoos.
Lots of them are horse-centric, but they keep many hiking trails separate
Textures on the hoodoos
Dave takes a photo while nicely helping show the scale of the hoodoos
This is where we zigzagged back up the Navajo loop
Hoodoos from the Navajo Loop
Almost back to the top
After our short hike we took the drive through the park and stopped at lots of viewpoints
At the South end of the park the views are more expansive, rather than of the hoodoos
They have bristlecones here, too!
A couple of Bristlecones
A Ring-Tailed Cat
This guy was hanging out in a tree near our car - they are really cute!
Grand Staircase views
Cliffs in Bryce Canyon
Arches - view from Bryce Point
The Bryce Amphitheater
"The Sinking Ship"
A prominent formation in the Canyon
This place is called a canyon -
- only because there is no geologic name for such a formation
A tight cluster of hoodoos in the amphitheater