Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bryce Canyon Grotto

One of the most spectacular canyons that we visited on our trip out west was Bryce Canyon National Park. The expansive views of  hoodoos and colorful cliff walls at elevations up to 9100ft transport you to another world. The bottom picture is of the Grottos.  This area of white sandstone formations is in stark contrast to the red stone that comprises most of the canyon area. The entire park is awe-inspiring and difficult to capture in pictures. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Best Western conveniently located near Zion.

Our logging outside of Zion National Park put a smile on our face. This Best Western is conveniently located right outside of the park. Inside the hotel there is a unique restaurant and souvenir shop.  Also within walking distance you will find a service station and package store with a Subway. We got a chuckle at the decor in our room. (rustic)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Riding Tunnels, Zion, Bryce, Rockies

 Our motorcycling trip out west brought us through many tunnels and archways. Starting in the Rockies with the Eisenhower tunnel that seemed to bring us from one world to another. When we entered this tunnel on one end there was sunshine and green forest as we exited the opposite end we were greeted with snow.
The most spectacular tunnel and my favorite was the one point one mile long tunnel in Zion National Park. This tunnel cuts through a red rock mountain and emerges you onto a steep winding roadway with no guard rails. This long declining road leads you down to the floor of the canyon.