I’ve been to a lot of beautiful places, and been witness to more amazing views than I could recount….so believe me when I say that Bryce Canyon is worth a spot in most anyone’s top ten. Not just because of the amazing geological features that are unique to this park, or the particularly bright stain of color on the land that feels more vivid here than anywhere else, or even the way that the land builds on itself for miles and miles as far as you can see through the crisply clean air.
No, I would say what places it in my top ten list of anything worth seeing again before I die, is the way the land and sky complement each other in the best of ways. Its hard to describe, and these photos don’t do it justice, but there is this sense of….wholeness, or completeness, that just covers this whole expanse of land. The way the skies roll over the earth, and you feel like you’re almost standing outside of it looking down, this feeling of enormity without feeling dwarfed by it, just standing at an overlook gazing out at the miles and miles of land in front of you and tilting you head back just a bit and seeing the sky stretch out even further, the clouds pillowed on top of each other and slowly racing towards the horizon.
Me and the boyfriend both agree that Bryce (as well as Zion and most of Utah in general honestly) is worth a second visit and while my next post will be about a different kind of beauty that we found on Hwy 12, Bryce Canyon is fully cemented in my heart as a favorite.