All told, we spent about a month in Utah, and felt like we saw just a tiny piece of it. Bryce Canyon is as spectacular as in the pictures, and it is a nice, challenging hike down to the bottom and back up again. Or, if you prefer, you can just walk the paved path along the rim. Either way, amazing.
|Bryce Canyon, from down below|
Also on our list was a drive through Grand Staircase. Most of it is only accessible by hiking in, but there is an amazing 20 or 30 mile drive that you can take. At one point we were driving along the top of one of the ridges, with drop-offs of hundreds of feet on either side of the two-lane road. The views are spectacular.
|A farm along the highway in Grand Staircase|
|Part of the road through Grand Staircase|
There's not much I can say about this that isn't in the guidebooks and websites. Utah is amazing. I would love to spend a lot more time there.