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Monday, November 07, 2011

From Torrey, Utah to Bryce Canyon National Park

It just seemed as if there was some new photo opportunity around virtually every turn in Utah. Utah Highway 12, from Torrey to Bryce Canyon, also called "Highway 12 — A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway," was yet another example of this. The scenery along this stretch of road is a perfect complement to the two national parks it connects: Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. Following are a few images taken along that 120-mile route:

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A sign near the location pictured above said that this was a major area for dinosaur fossils.

As we entered Bryce Canyon from the east on Highway 12, we pulled into a scenic turnout and saw a sign for a hike to Mossy Cave. Well, Mossy Cave didn't turn out to be very photogenic, but we found a waterfall along the trail that was beautiful.

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Waterfall on Trail to Mossy Cave at Bryce Canyon

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This was another scene along Highway 12, as we neared our lodging for the night in Hatch, Utah.

The day after we took this drive, we spent the whole day at Bryce Canyon. What an amazing place. My next post will feature photos from there.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like the perfect day for this drive. Blue sky and a few lazy clouds enhance this place of beauty.

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  2. We were in all of those locations including Mossy Cove. I hope you saw all of my photos from that area. We loved Highway 12..... And of course, we loved Bryce Canyon.... AWESOME place...

    Great set of photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Ruth - It WAS a beautiful day...but HOT! :)

    Betsy - I did see all your posts, but I just now went back and looked at them again. I hadn't remembered your picture of this waterfall, but you got it! And you also got another that we missed. :)

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  4. So much beauty in that part of the world. I'm glad you got to see it. And equally glad that you're sharing it.

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  5. Hilary - You've shared so much of your world with me through your blog, I'm happy to return the favor. :)

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  6. Bryce Canyon National Park is considered by many visitors to be one of America's most beautiful natural treasures.

    Bryce Canyon National Park

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