We left Bryce to travel over US 12 in Utah which I had always thought went through some of the most colourful and spectacular scenery in the state. Apparently other people thought so too because the area has now been declared the Escalante Staircase National Monument. The road (and Monument) extends from Panguitch in the West through Torrey in the east and makes its way through the Escalante River system and up and over Bolder Mountain. It is definitely worth the drive anytime you can do it!


Bryce Canyon 2001
Capitol Reef National Park 2001