Utah Trip Part 2 – Bryce

Our first stop in Utah was Bryce Canyon National Park.  We found a boondocking site called George’s Gift on Dave’s Hollow forest service road, which is off route 63 that goes into the park.  This was just outside the small town of Bryce Canyon and five minutes from the park entrance.  It was about a mile in on a dirt road when we found this magnificent spot.  Huge, with meadow view and buttes in the background.  Totally private, great solar, 4G 4bar cell service.  7700′ level.

The next day, Sunday, we did errands, laundry/shopping, and scoped out the park.  I downloaded the app called “starview” which was terrific for pointing out constellations in the night sky.  Then on Monday we did a three mile hike into Bryce Canyon.  We did Queens Garden, Navajo Loop, starting at Sunrise point and ending at Sunset point.  Amazing hoodoos all over the place.  You can hardly take a bad photo.

We thought it would be nice to have some cocktails at the lodge but found out they only serve beer and wine, and thats only with a dinner.  Mormons I guess.  Bryce himself, the fellow who found this canyon was Mormon.

Next is part 3 the Escalante area.


Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.