Bryce Canyon, Tropic Utah
We hiked the 2-mile canyon rim trail which varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet in elevation. We had an extraordinary view of the vast network or red and orange rocks that resembled something from mythology. The canyon is made up of geological structures called hoodoos, formed by weathering and erosion. They remind me of little red statues of gargoyles. The hoodoos are creepy, as the wind passes through them it sounds like distant screams. There were numerous view points in the park, and all had something new and magnificent to see.
Grand Staircase National Monument-Escalate, Utah
Driving scenic Route 12 takes you through the heart of the monument. The Grand Staircase refers to an immense sequence of colorful sedimentary rock layers that stretch south from Bryce Canyon National Park through Zion National Park and into the Grand Canyon. From a distance you can see the conceptual staircase. Like a ‘stairway to heaven’.
Burr Trail Grill (BTG)-Boulder, Utah
We discovered remote deliciousness at the Burr Trail Grill located in a tiny town in Boulder, Utah. The food was a culinary delight. With a mix of herbs, spices and creativity our lunch consisted of a Tai burger with red pepper/basil slaw and a Sweet potato burger with cilantro lime sour creme. It only got better with dessert. We ended the meal with a slice of Ginger Berry pie with ginger added to blueberry, boysenberry raspberry, and strawberry blended together for a masterpiece dessert. This place was truly a hidden gem.
The day ended with rain, which only intensified the colors of the surrounding plateaus and created a peaceful easy feeling.
Tomorrow we are heading to Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Moab.
This place Rocks!
Eric and Lori Malcolm