Bryce Canyon Forest

The Grand Staircase – Upper Steps

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In our prior post about the Grand Staircase we addressed the steps in the staircase that begin with the Grand Canyon and then move north toward the Vermillion and White Cliffs.  In this post we talk about the northern upper steps of these geologic layers. 

These gray formations are found below the Aquarius Plateau and are called “The Blues”.

The Gray CliffsTraveling between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National park only takes about an hour of driving but unveils

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Bryce Canyon South End

Bryce Canyon National Park’s 18-mile scenic drive winds north-south through the park, ascending more than 1,000 feet to its highest elevation of 9,115 feet at Rainbow Point. While many visitors concentrate their time on the rim of Bryce Amphitheater, viewpoints offering expansive vistas far beyond the amphitheater await as you head south through the park.

View of the southern end of Bryce Canyon National Park

To reach the southern half of the park, continue south on the scenic road past

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