We were in the middle of a three-week tour to see six western national parks (Great Basin in Nevada, five in Utah), and had already enjoyed three days along the “Loneliest Road in America,” Highway 50, and Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. From there, we headed to Cedar City, a good-sized Utah town to plot our Utah tour.
The next morning, we headed east on Highway 14 to Utah 89, then east on Highway 12 to Bryce Canyon National Park. Approaching Bryce, we skirted Red Rock Canyon, rocks ablaze in the same color, noting an 8.6 mile bike trail paralleling much of that scenic area.
We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park about 10 a.m. and proceeded to the North Campground (first come, first served) at 7,800 feet. Happily, we found plenty of camping spaces available — which did not much fill throughout the day. This large campground is right on Bryce Canyon’s rim, so wonderful views and the campground amphitheater were just steps away.
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