We arrived at the hotel in Salt Lake City just after midnight, off the slightly delayed flight from Boston. Up early and a decent buffet breakfast at the Crystal Inn Hotel and off to Temple Square for a behind the scenes tour of the magnificent Conference Center at the LDS Church. The LDS have a broadcast and production system much bigger than you'd expect. During their main conference they broadcast live to more than 100 countries, with live translation in 96 languages.
We left SLC heading south. We pulled off for lunch at the colonial capital of Utah, it's now a very small town (must lookup the name), we had tons of pizza including a raspberry pizza that wasn't bad.
We had a quick stop at Glen Canyon Dam, at the top of the Grand Canyon. I then had a surprise stop at the most spectacular loop in the Colorado River. It was a half mile walk over the desert which was great and then a huge drop down to Horseshoe Bend.
As we approached Bryce Canyon, you pass through Red Canyon, incredibly red rock, strange formations and two tunnels.
Checked in at Bryce Canyon Pines Motel and headed straight out to the National Park. Bryce Canyon is amazing, not really a canyon, but crazy formations of coloured rock being eroded by wedging of freeze and thaw literally pushing the rock appart. The soft stone falls away leaving pillars known as Hoodoo , the are different colours of rock, white and red.
The whole area is surreal, weird formation everywhere.
Highly recommended, go to Bryce....