|Today we went to Bryce Canyon National Park. Leaving the campground, we headed into downtown Cedar City to take US 14, State Scenic Byway, East through parts of the Dixie National Forest to US 89,Utah Heritage Highway. Then North through Hatch to US 12, All American Road, to Bryce. The weather was warm and clear, but there was still a haze over a lot of the mountains from the wildfire that is still burning. On US 14, we passed Navajo Lake and Duck Creek. Navajo Lake has no outlet, but the lake level is adjusted through lava tubes that run under the lake. There is also a large field of stark and abrasive lava beds, some of which are less than 2000 years old. These beds were not formed from a central volcano, but welled up from cracks in the earth’s surface, resulting in lava tubes under the surface. Along US 14, we topped out at around 10,100 ft elevation. US 12 passes through Red Canyon before we turned off into Bryce National Park. Entering Bryce Canyon NP, we again used our Senior Pass to enter without paying. We decided to only go to the major viewpoints, as going to the southern end would have added over 40 miles and almost 2 hours driving time. The main viewpoints at Bryce Canyon are Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point and Fairyland Point. We also went to Paria View. As it turned out, there was little to see from the car and rather than get the wheelchair out at each point, Eddi and Marge went up to the rim and took pictures. At Insiration Point and Sunrise Point, there was a long walk to get to the rim, so they passed on going. We still got some good pictures though. Coming back to Cedar City, we took the other route back, going through Panguitch and Bear Valley Junction to I-15 and then back to Cedar City.