|Top of Zion Canyon at the beginning of The Narrows|
By 1pm we were back on the road for the relatively short hop to Bryce Canyon. The drive continued to thrill us with its scenery. I don’t know how My Husband managed to actually concentrate on the driving.
|Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel|
Basically, they are the little cousins of plateaus, complete with meadows, and what looked liked nice farmland. Once up here you couldn’t see the canyons below and it looked like a different world.
It allowed us to get up close and personal to the hoodoos.
One legend tells the story of the Legend People who lived here long before any people, in the time of Gods, when Coyote ruled the land. The Legend People were greedy and used up all the resources of the land. So the Coyote invited them to a huge feast ,and they all turned up in all their finery. Then Coyote turned them to stone as punishment. Its easy to see the Legend People to this day!
At certain points you can reconnect with the shuttle and stop there, returning the next day where you left off. This might take a week or more!
One short trail beckoned. “The Navajo Loop Trail – 1.6 miles.” The sign pointed straight down into the red canyon below.
It was glorious, like nothing I’ve ever seen before.