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“Takes your breath away, especially if you hike into the canyon”

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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“Takes your breath away, especially if you hike into the canyon”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Amazing what nature can do. Go see for yourself. You can drive to many overlooks or hike the many easy-to-strenuous trails. I hiked on the Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop trails and while very challenging enjoyed it thoroughly.

Visited May 2013
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Cardiff
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“Who Knew About Hoodoos?!?!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

One day was not enough! NOTE: If you don't have a National Park pass, consider getting one! My Senior pass @ $10 when I was 62 has been the best buy ever for access of 4-6 people as I take family & friends into parks like this and save $25 or more each time.

We began at the visitors center a week before the seasonal shuttle started. You see Bryce Canyon from the top-down as the road takes you to the summit and you then descend back to the lodge and visitors center. That was good for us, as we defied the suggestion to drive to the top first. We pulled into each viewing area (making left turns) on our ascent to the summit. And we got some gr8 photos with the morning sun and avoided the crowds and parking issues that we saw on the return trip.

We had lunch at the Bryce Lodge and it was excellent and reasonable. It also gave us another look at the diversity of the visitors (mostly foreign) and the park history.

I'll return this fall and stay at Ruby's RV park in my motorhome next time for a few nights to do more hikes into the hoodoos, take advantage of ranger-led evening programs and really savor the nighttime stargazing and ambiance of the area.

Visited May 2013
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Oak Harbor,OH
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“Photos can't due justice”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Our trip 's purpose was to visit 7 National Parks. Bryce was #7. We didn't know it, but we did save the best til last. The park can be appreciated from the numerous pull-off and view points with very little effort. Unlike Zion or Arches National Parks where hikers have the clear advantage. Bryce is breathtaking. We traveled in our own vehicle but later in the season a shuttle is used to get around in the park. We have the Senior life time National Park Pass ($10)
The best value for your money ever if you are 60 years old or older. The park has a fee for those without the pass.

Visited April 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Magnificent but with Caveats”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The scenery, as with the other Utah National Parks, is spectacular. The Park is well maintained, well organized and a testament to the good work of the NPS. My problem with Bryce, is that the views for older people or those with disabilities and/or acrophobia are all from the top. The trails are steep and very dangerous. I would never want my younger grand children to venture on most of the trails. All the Parks have some dangerous trails, but they usually have other trails which enable tourists to walk inside the canyons. Tropical Reef is especially good at that. Bryce isn't.

Visited April 2013
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Boone, North Carolina
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“Great views among the hoodoos”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Bryce Canyon's amphitheater provides extraordinary views and unusual hiking trails. Sunset and Sunrise Points give special perspective on the rock formations, long views, and play of light on the hoodoos in early morning and dusk. The Navajo and Queens Garden Trails are great walks and their switchbacks make the hike back up moderate. I do recommend hiking shoes with some lug traction. Next time, I hope to get dropped off at Fairyland Point and walk back to Sunset Point. The Lodge accommodations and meals are expensive, but its location is helpful.

Visited May 2013
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