Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park Road Trip


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Photographed by Michael Gordon in March, 2005 using a Nikon 8700 digital camera. Air tours for the Bryce Canyon photographs are available from the nearby Bryce Airport. I rode in a Cessna 182, three passengers. Keep in mind that if you do this, you will be flying around cliffs and you should expect some turbulence. Maybe a lot. Despite that, the air tour was the highlight of the trip. In warmer months you can also ride in a helicopter or biplane. I'd sure like to go in the biplane.

Zion National Park is plenty hot in the summer; I might recommend winter visits. Nearby Bryce Canyon, on the other hand, has elevations from 8,000 feet to 10,000 feet on the plateau, down to 6,000 to 7,000 feet in the nearby canyons. The trails weren't even open. In winter, you can go there with skis or snowshoes, and in summer of course you can hike and I have seen photos of horses on some trails. But in early spring, the trails are half snow, half dirt and all mud; in other words probably closed. But if you are there just to see the cliffs, spring is a great time to see it as there will be patches of red cliff and patches of white snow. Very pretty.

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Each page includes in its title bar, and underneath, the file name of the photo. This is useful when corresponding to someone about the photo.

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