After a few amazing days spent at Zion National park we drove North slightly to Bryce Canyon. As we got there nearing the end of the day, the view was amazing, although it was very cold!! We took a few pictures and looked forward to going back the next day to explore further.
We stayed in a small town near the Canyon called Tropic which was by far one of the most typically Wild West towns I have ever been in. There was a couple of restaurants, a few hotels and houses and that was it.
The next day, we explored Bryce both on horse and foot. We took a popular trail down into the canyon where we were able to see the trees which grew between the rock formations and had some stunning views from the top of the canyon and the bottom. In the afternoon we went back down into the canyon, this time on horseback. It was a great way to view the canyon, and my horse kept to the tracks and didn't try to pull any scary stunts!
Me and Dad also decided that night to go to an astrology talk, which was both informative and interesting. The canyon was an amazing spot for stargazing and whilst we sat on the edge of the canyon the whole milky way seemed to appear before us. I even saw my first shooting star!! The next day we then made our way up North to Park City, about 40 mins away from Salt Lake. On my request Dad made a detour and we were able to get our first glimpse of the City.
We were lucky enough to rent a condo for the week with a great view of the mountains. The condo was an amazing ski hideaway, with a hot tub in the back and a pool table on the top floor!!
Whilst we were in Park City we visited the Olympic Park, where we watched some olympians practice their jumps into water, the multiple ski resorts around the area, and as took many beautiful walks in the mountains. Throughout our time at Park City I was drawing closer to my first steps on campus at the University of Utah. It also signalled the end of one of the most amazing family holidays with so many memories that as I sit in my dorm room, I hold close to my heart.
Although this was the end of our family adventure, it was only the very beginning of my own. My year in Utah had just begun.