Our second day of touring National Parks was spent at beautiful Bryce Canyon. We started off at the visitor center, learning about how the iconic hoodoos form. Then we walked along the rim of the canyon by Sunrise Point and hiked down into the canyon a bit on the Fairyland Trail.

Once we turned around and hiked back up to the rim, we started walking towards Sunset Point, but it started raining heavy enough to make us retreat to the car. We drove down to the back of the park, to a place called Rainbow Point, experiencing tons of thunder and lightening along the way. It was raining so hard that we couldn’t see much from Rainbow Point.

We drove back and took refuge in the visitors center, so the boys could finish up their Junior Ranger workbooks. They earned their badge and were sworn in as Bryce Canyon Junior Rangers.

The rain let up and we finished off our day at Sunset Point, taking in the amazing views. I think we all agreed that Bryce Canyon was much more beautiful than Zion, and highly recommended.