August 20, 2016
Las Vegas, NV to Zion National Park (UT), Bryce Canyon National Park (UT) and Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, UT
|East of Las Vegas, a sombrero sitting out in the midst of nothingness.|
|Note the rock chip in the windshield - Alaska casualty|
The scenery changes again as I left Zion National Park. Bryce Canyon National Park is reknown for its "hoodoos" - bulbous columns created by erosion of the adjacent cliffs, leaving a jagged column sticking up. The colors were more varied in Bryce Canyon - pink, grey, white, vermilion, and chocolate.
The third stop for the day was Grand Staircase (the shape of the mountains/buttes) - Escalante National Monument. There is no actual monument - the whole area is considered to be one. The mountains and cliffs were much smoother than at Bryce and Zion parks.